Solstice Blessing 2017

by | Dec 20, 2017 | Uncategorized | 24 comments

 

 

Imagine if . . .

at this time of year,
for every person who is speeding up,
disconnecting
and behaving erratically . . .

there is someone who is
slowing down,
connecting deeply
to the still centre
within,
and taking special care.

Imagine what the lead up
to summer solstice/winter solstice/Xmas
would then be like.

Just imagine. . .

Could that someone be you?

 

Blessings on you all, whether you are opening to the fullness of summer solstice light, or to the seeding of a new cycle in the winter solstice dark.

 

Every year at this time I make a solstice mandala. This one is for you.

 

May there be peace in your homes and love in your hearts.

 

 

Thank you for your good company through 2017, for your comments, appreciations, & insights.  From December 17 I will be on holiday. If you check my Facebook books page on Dec 21 or 22, I may be able to post some suggestions for a simple summer solstice ritual. I look forward to being with you again in 2018 after drifting into the rhythms of summer in the bush and beside the sea.
Juliet

24 Comments

  1. Ree

    thank you Juliet, and enjoy the sea and bush!

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    • Juliet Batten

      And you too, Ree. I hope you have a relaxing break.

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  2. Ruth

    Wonderful image, Juliet!

    So right for this time of year.

    Have enjoyed all of your creative pieces over the year. You show what is possible!

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    • Juliet Batten

      Ruth, thank you so much for your kind words! Have a wonderful solstice.

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  3. Kate Strong

    Happy Solstice Juliet, thank you so much for your support and wisdom in 2017 xxx

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    • Juliet Batten

      Kate, thank you for your appreciation! Have a happy solstice.

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  4. Denise Poyner

    I have really enjoyed reading all your wonderful season aspected rituals and insights. I wish you the best for soltice. I look forward to enjoying more and being able to contribute to this blog and your Facebook page. Blessings, Denise.

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Denise. I have enjoyed your contributions too.

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  5. Kathryn Rountree

    Blessings to you and yours this festive season, dear wise Juliet! Your gifts are always deep and sound and wonderful. Thank you!
    Kathryn

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    • Juliet Batten

      Kathryn, how lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much for your kind words, and I send blessings to you too! May you taste the pomegranate sweetness, wherever you may be in the world.

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  6. Amanda Henderson

    A beautiful summer solstice mandala. I am slowing down as I read through Touching Snow.

    Deep peace to you.

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    • Juliet Batten

      Amanda, thank you, and I’m glad that my childhood memoir is slowing you down. Peace to you too.

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  7. Joan Higgan

    Juliet that BM in you for your newsletters and especially for the lovely, grounding, course at the start of the year. Enjoy relaxing, and high summer!! Short days here, but about to turn! Love Joan

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    • Juliet Batten

      Joan, how good to hear from you all the way from Scotland. It was very special to have your good company on the Sacred Earth course. I’m thinking about that course as I walk the earth in this pre=Christmas quiet & wondering if I will offer it again. Happy winter solstice to you, and I hope you are keeping warm, outer and inner. Thank you.

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  8. claire

    Dear Juliet many thanks for the acknoweldgement of the seasons and our connection to them. Wishing you a happy connected joyous summer solstice.
    Te Arohanui

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Claire. I’m having a wonderful summer solstice retreat at the bach. It’s very peaceful out here and the birds are singing.

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  9. Marg

    Deep gratefulness ,Juliet for your beautiful offerings…they are richly simple & lush like the sea & the land I am blessed to be grounded in, back in Tai Tokerau.
    Bright blessings! Xxx

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    • Juliet Batten

      Welcome back Marg, and I hope you have a relaxing summer, full of reconnections. Thank you.

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  10. Dana Leigh Lyons

    Ahhh, imagining that brought me immediate ease – and helped me slow down, connect deeply and take special care. Gratitude and solstice blessings from my heart to yours, Juliet!

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    • Juliet Batten

      Dana, I’m so glad this connected with your responsive heart. Special care to you, yes. Thank you.

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  11. Miriam Linderman

    Such a gentle invitation, and lovely mandala. Thank you Juliet.

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Miriam for receiving this offering and posting here.

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  12. Hilary

    Thanks Juliet – you have a lovely time in your bush, at your bach, by the sea … sounds bliss – take care and enjoy … cheers and all the best for 2018 – Hilary

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Hilary. I don’t have the broadband out there to catch up on blog posts, but hope to next time I’m back in town. All good wishes to you.

      Reply

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