Winter Solstice 2022
Peace and blessings, Hetepu, Assalamu Alaikum, and hello folks!
The Nile's Edge team is sending you love and light on this first day of the Winter Solstice. Some of you may be asking, "what is the Winter Solstice?" We're happy to answer that question.
The Winter Solstice starts on December 21to December 24th. In the Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) tradition, these dates signal the end of a year, and the beginning of the new one (the new year beginning December 25th). During the Winter Solstice, the path of the Sun is the farthest south in the Northern Hemisphere (December 21 or 22). Additionally, the Sun travels the shortest path through the sky, meaning specifically on December 21st, this is the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
All of this change in our world during this time means nature is ready to support us in initiating behavioral and life changes for the new year and beyond. Our minds, bodies, and spirits are also in line to make moves on major changes and envisioning success for our future.
The question is, how do we take full advantage of this time?
To get the most out of this season, it is important to take this opportunity to do some serious self-reflection and assessment on your strengths and weaknesses during the past year. What things or behaviors do you want to change and how?
Use meditation and positive affirmations connected to the changes you want to make. Recognize the negative thoughts you want to change and use these affirmations to make changes to how your mind views yourself and the world.
To learn more about the Winter Solstice, check out the Taui Network's Winter Solstice class created by Ra Un Nefer I. You can find information on how to sign up for the course at a low fee here:
Lastly, over the next few days, Nile's Edge will help support our community in using the energy of the Winter Solstice to support healing related to grief. We will share our knowledge on grief and how to navigate this human difficulty by learning how to make positive changes to improve our body's response to loss through spiritual healing work.
Wishing you a happy and divine holiday season. May the Most High bless you and keep you safe, happy, and healthy. Ase'