Solstice letter writing is a high art
Solstice letter writing is an art. And it can be a tool for more self discipline. The other day I posted my thoughts on this as a spiritual practice. If you’re contemplating your letter, here are some suggestions.
- First, think or meditate on what to ask by first asking to be shown.
- Next, ask to have the humility to see what you can contribute to the next six months between solstices. Ask this from the place of the heart where the greatest Light dwells, yet secretly, humbly, devotedly.
- Then, ask that the infinite and omniscient energy of the heart to show you how to intelligently apply your desire to facilitate certain situations. To clear you so you can be like the pane of glass for Light to shine through. You’re asking Light to direct you as you review your list throughout the next 6 months.
- Finally, always ask, believing, that you are guided on how to best live your individual life in a way that inspires others. A way that, though simple, keeps you inspired. You want to stretch beyond the status quo from merely writing resolutions to really creating your best New Year, yet doing so with poise and true balance.
The Solstice Letter: an integral part of your spiritual self-development toolbox
While writing a solstice letter, I suggest you approach it with quiet and equanimity. I don’t recommend that you overwhelm yourself with too many intentions – so many in fact that you’re tempted to disengage from your resolve! Simple can also be powerful.
You already know by now the main reasons why someone doesn’t live up to their New Year’s resolutions (the mundane version of the solstice letter). Here are a few:
- they over-promise things that they think they want
- feel they lack support or a way to track accountability
- expect the material world to provide spiritually-based self empowerment
Basically it’s a recipe for disaster from the start. The new year resolution becomes a subtle or overt form of self-sabotage.
When you make your resolve, with heart, you’re making it an integral part of your spiritual journey. You can then more purposefully take action. Then, living up to your promise to yourself and to the guiding Light is doable, by creating then taking more manageable and enjoyable steps along the way.
You’ll likely find that by next solstice, or mid-way there at the equinox, you’ve actually fulfilled a good deal of what you realistically set out to do. Because you’ve incorporated your solstice letter into a more meaningful plan for the next stage of your life.
You can’t solve world peace all by yourself; yet your list can serve to guide you to take actions that positively contribute toward that end
When you write your solstice letter, I recommend keeping a copy for yourself before you burn it – or shred it as we do in the dry climates. Then you can review it during your planning periods.
Bring your solstice letter with you, should you apply to join my Inner Circle. Make sure your letter demonstrates, precisely why what you’re stating is important to you.