Solstice blessing 2019

by | Dec 18, 2019 | Seasons Newsletter | 14 comments

 

 

Solstice Blessing

 

May you cherish your loved ones
May you cherish the earth
May you cherish your own dear self

 

As the wheel turns
at Solstice

 

Amidst the busyness,
remember to slow down,
breathe, and open to blessings.

 

Remembering what matters

 

 

 

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 solstice I like to make mandalas. This one, created at Piha on Auckland’s west coast is for you.

 

The centre is created from gazania petals, expressing the radiance of the solstice sun. The black tips around the centre are a reminder of the darkness that is seeded at summer solstice.

 

Shells and stones usher in the stories of river waters and seashore.

 

Kauri leaves and native snail shells surround the outside, with karamu berries perching on the stones, ready for a native bird to fly in and take them away.

 

May there be peace in your home and love in your heart.

 

Thank you for your good company through 2019, for your comments, appreciations, & insights. From December 19 I will be on holiday. Keep an eye on my Facebook page, as I may do some solstice posts from the bach. I look forward to being with you again in 2020 after drifting into the rhythms of summer in the bush and beside the sea.

Juliet

 

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14 Comments

  1. margo crick

    Dear Juliet, thankyou for the beautiful heartfelt Soltice blessing . It so speaks to my condition! As I read it my heart went deeper inward. I have recently been on a most wonderful retreat where we looked deep into our hearts so we can help to heal our beautiful world and ourselves. Your blessing speaks to it all!! ARohanui Margo Crick

    Reply
    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you so much Margo! I’m so happy that your heart was so open to the blessing.

      Reply
  2. Deborah

    Dear Juliet,

    Thank you, as always, for your generous sharing.

    Blessings and warm greetings at Christmas/Solstice / Pohutukawa flowering time 🙂

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Deborah, and warm greetings to you!

      Reply
  3. kāren

    What a beautiful mandala you have created for this years Solstice! Thank you for all that you bring to the community Juliet. You are seen, and you are celebrated.

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    • Juliet Batten

      Kia ora Kāren, and thank you for your appreciation!

      Reply
  4. Janice

    Thank you Juliet for the beautiful mandala and blessings

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Janice, and I wish you a happy summer.

      Reply
  5. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Dear Juliet – I love the post and the beautiful mandala … thank you for your thoughts … life goes on, but it’s good to be at peace and rest easy for a while. Enjoy the time with the grandchildren and family … cheers Hilary

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Hilary, and a happy Christmas and winter solstice to you. I love creating the mandalas. It takes many hours.

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  6. Geraldine Klassen

    Juliet, thank you for the clarity, the beautiful newsletter and for showing your true spirit. Enjoy your time with the grandchildren and Happy Holidays.

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    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Gerry for your kind words. We are having a good time, and wish the same to you.

      Reply
  7. Penny O'Neill

    Your solstice blessing is so beautiful and meaningful to me, Juliet. I’m responding here on your newsletter and sending you the best of wishes on New Year’s Eve here and hope for health and happiness in 2020

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    • Juliet Batten

      Dear Penelope, how lovely to hear from you across the world. Thank you for your response and good wishes. Here in NZ it is already January 1, 2020! Happy new year to you!

      Reply

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