In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

There are constant gatherings and outward celebrations during this time of the year yet this is a good time to step away from outer activities.  Amidst all the ongoing festivities, perhaps we can take a moment and be reminded of what the season truly stands for and how we can benefit from the season’s energies. 

The following articles are excerpts from The Occult Christ: The Hidden & Mystical Secrets of Christianity by Ted Andrews .

Feast of the Interior Light

The Feast of the Interior Light is a time of dedication and the renouncing of the false. Modern society has created an attitude that goes against the energy and rhythms of this season.  It is a time best suited to turning inward and attuning to the mystic rhythms set in motion with the winter solstice. For the rest of the article, click here.

Spiritual Mysteries of the Winter Solstice

The veil between the spiritual and physical planes is at its thinnest during the various festivals in each season, winter, spring, summer and fall. We can use the energies of the season for spiritual development and use the Christ mysteries to gain access to great power. The winter solstice is the time when the energies are most potent for humanity to awaken the Sacred Feminine within. Although the Christmas season is usually equated with modern Christianity, practically anywhere and everywhere else in the world, there is much celebration and festivities. Yet it brings so much power and hidden meaning that is often overlooked or disregarded.

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The Ministrations of Gabriel

Gabriel is the archangel of love and hope. He is the governor of the winter season, working with the Christ in angelic influence upon the planet during this season. It is the task of Gabriel to assist in the purifying, elevating, and spiritualizing of humanity. He is the initiator of the mysteries of Love — primal creative Love. For the rest of the article, click here.

Occult Symbols Within the Winter Mysteries

Within the Christmas scriptures are many hidden significances. These are important to understand if one is to increase awareness of the true Christ Mysteries. The cave (or grotto or stable) is the ancient symbol of the womb, a representation of feminine energies. The solar plexus was often referred to as the manger. The Star in the East reflects the aspect that we all must follow our own star to our higher soul. The Magi and their gifts represent the three-fold dedication of body, mind, and spirit to the spiritual quest. For the rest of the article, click here.

Winter Ministries for the Modern Disciple

This is a time of the year in which the energies available to us can assist us in the following ways:

  • It is a time of dedication. If the preparatory stages through the autumn have been followed, the winter solstice will initiate a time when new life begins to be experienced. It is the beginning of the birth of the divine within. The renunciation of the fall will bring compensations in the winter.
  • The individual will begin to realize that he or she is a true child of the Divine and will never again be without inner guidance.

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Winter Solstice Meditation

This exercise should be done from the night of the winter solstice through the Night of the Mystic Midnight Sun (Christmas Eve). It has a powerfully healing effect upon the individual, and it will plant seeds that will sprout within one’s life by spring. These seeds are seeds of abundance, prosperity, love, and illumination.

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Reference:

Andrews, T. (2006).  The Occult Christ:  The Hidden & Mystical Secrets of Christianity.  Jackson, TN:  Dragonhawk Publishing.

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About NadineMarie (Aligning With Truth)

I find much joy & fulfillment in sharing my experiences & insights through writing & blogging. I created the site, ALIGNING WITH TRUTH as a virtual center for healing, where I share my thoughts and reflections, as well as the tools & resources that are helping me as I move along the path of awakening & coming home to the Self. As I live in joy & align with Truth, I AM shining my light which is how I contribute to the planetary & humanity ascension. Blessed be. Namaste...♥♥♥Nadine Marie♥♥♥
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