Yesterday was 21/12/2021 – the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere; the day celebrated as The Summer Solstice.
I was barefoot in the garden at sunset at a beautiful venue in JoBurg to host a writing workshop and Solstice Ceremony for 50 people. I was eager to get into my role.
Stories connect humanity. Without stories, we are empty.
We listen to stories, so we can connect with others. We tell our stories, so we can heal.
Every day, you are telling yourself a story from the moment you wake up until you fall asleep.
We tell ourselves stories so we can unpack and process what we have been through.
Everyone is a storyteller and I stand by my previous sentiments that everyone has a story that only they can tell.
So we wrote with abandon.
We worked with the classic theme The Hero/Heroine’s Journey because let’s face it, us Heroes have been weighed down by stuff (God, we are living through a pandemic and trying to keep our shit together!)
Our hearts have been heavy
We have become well acquainted with fear, control, anxiety, jealousy, feelings of deep darkness
We have lost people
Seen suffering on a level that we have not seen in our lifetime
And we have been walking with a constant threat…Is this nightmare over yet?
…And yet, there is the part of all our stories that will tell of crossing the threshold (as the Hero/ine does in the theory) and entering a brand new chapter of our lives where we truly are victorious.
That’s really what we all want and there’s really where the energy of the Solstice was guiding us.
Always towards the Light!
After our writing, we moved on to the Fire Ceremony where we burnt the words that poured from our darkness. I said, “Watch your letter burn. Watch the paper become ashes. Watch the smoke rise from the paper. Know that the materials of the ink and the paper have returned to the basic elements and you are free!”
And so it is,
If you would like to book me for your own Write & Burn Ceremony or any other Writing Workshops, my calendar for 2022 is now open!