Merry Meet friends! I’m taking a quick stop from all the busyness of moving and preparations for Yule and Christmas to write a quick post. It’s been a very strange Yuletide season for me this year. With my broken leg hindering..well everything!..I am trying to do, our move, and the very warm, gloomy weather we’ve been having, it just hasn’t felt like Yule time to me. However, we are semi settled in our new home (which we love!), the weather is getting colder and we may see our first snowflakes on Thursday, and well..I have to get busy shopping for food and gifts cause I’ve run out of time to put it off! LOL.
I have been enjoying holiday shows on tv and holiday music too. I’ve done most of my gift shopping online this year but I’m heading out tomorrow for some stocking stuffers, gift cards and a few more gifts. Then I’m going to get lots of gift bags cause I don’t have much time to wrap! Again..a strange year this year 🙂
I am mostly looking forward to Yule night. It’ll be a quiet night for me..I’m going to be sure to make it so. A solitary ritual with simple candle and greenery…some meditation and focusing on the longest night, spending time with Goddess and meditating on what I would like for the next year to bring. Though it’s been a rough year for me I am more Blessed then not and have much to be thankful for. I just know 2013 is going to be a good year for my family…especially with my new grandson who will make an appearance in mid January!
I am going to post a favorite Yule poem. I’ve posted it before but I love it so much I’m posting it again. It says ..for me..what Yule is all about. I hope you enjoy it.
“So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive, And when the new
year’s sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us – Listen!!
All the long echoes sing the same delight,
This shortest day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, fest, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
– Susan Cooper, The Shortest Da
I wish all of you a very Joyous and Magickal Yule. May the Goddess and God Bless you and yours and bring you great Love, Peace and Happiness.
Many Blessings, Autumn
9 responses to “Blessed Yule 2012…….”
A blessed and Joyous Yule to you and yours. I will also be doing a solitary ritual. I just found out that a friend of mine will be at Stonehenge for the solstice, I hate to admit I am a bit envious. Enjoy the holiday!
Blesses Yule! ~~ my baby Adrian is on the 17th 🙂
May you Yule season and the coming year be Blessed with love and happiness. Our bundle of joy arrived in Aug. of 2012 and this is her first season …..thank you for sharing the poem it is beautiful.
I wish you and your family a blessed Yule. I’m glad you areare settling into your new house well. Blessed be.
Yule greetings from down here in Georgia! Goddess watch over you in the new year, bringing enJoyment to your family in your new home, Happiness with your new grandson, and continued Health improvement. I am most appreciative of your time spent sending us these inspirational words. Thank you.
Blessed be, Nora
So happy that you are in your new home. The poem is beautiful, I enjoyed reading it. Things happen for a reason, I think with no snow yet, it was meant to be especially with you moving and with your leg broken.
So excited for you with the soon arrival of your grandson. That day will be here before you know it.
Much love and blessing to you and your family Autumn!
Merry Yule! There is not a time that I receive your blog that I do not smile. You have a way about you that touches my heart and keeps me coming back for more. I am delighted that you are in your new home and things moving along. I believe that this winter solstice is the beginning of a new age for us all with more enlightenment, love, peace and unity growing and thriving. I am happy to be among your friends, Autumn. My every wish for you and yours is joy in all you do, see, hear, feel and taste! Blessings of love and peace dear one. Hugs a plenty. Peace
Blessed Yule, peace and joy to you, Autumn!
Merry Yule to you all. I have A quiet day and night planned with my darling husband which will be lovely. No Snow in my part of Scotland yet but I’m sure it won’t be long. However the garden is still looking lovely and we are blessed to have many birds spending the winter with us. Sending blessings to all xx