Yule/Winter Solstice Blessings Everyone! The shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year, Yule traditionally heralds the start of Winter. Yule, as with all the seasonal festivals of the Wheel of the Year that it is a part of, is a time for celebration and honouring the planet. Such festivities remind us of our oneness with the planet and just as the festivals honour a transition in the planet’s life cycle, it also inspires us to look within and to transform ourselves. You’ve likely heard the expression “let your hair down”, yet how many people have an “issue” with doing such? I never had an issue with initially letting my hair down and getting my groove on, however in the past, thoughts, beliefs and feelings would then come up around enjoying myself, and my time busting moves on the “dancefloor” would be cut short by such party poopers as “who’s going to take you seriously if all you want to do is have a good time?”. Which brings me to the awareness that life is to be enjoyed not endured. You can be serious about your life without having a serious attitude. There are many challenges we encounter in life, none of which are solved by adopting the same attitude as the source of the problem, negativity. That said, allow yourself to celebrate Yule this year and the upcoming festivities of the Wheel of The Year with the awareness that if any party poopers do show up (whether in the form of thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and people) acknowledge that they do not belong to your true self and then return to whatever it is you were doing to celebrate the season and raise the positive vibes within and around you and the planet itself.