The Gift of the Winter Solstice

Welcome to the Winter Solstice!

Today marks the longest night of the year as nature gives us an extended period of darkness.

Mother Nature knows that a certain amount of darkness is always needed in order to see – and to truly appreciate – the “light” of possibility.


On this day of the Winter Solstice, take some time to connect with your inner light – that authentic voice inside of you who has the potential to show up in a big way.

How bright is your inner light?

Let’s give her a name. Take a moment and close your eyes – and think about the potential of your inner light when she is shining brightly. What name captures the energy of this essence?

Don’t over think the name. Just receive what comes to mind when you think of the brightness of her essence.

Now think about her light right now – in this very moment. How is she shining within you?

Is she on full beam? Is she dim? Is she flickering? Or does she feel dark?

Be completely honest with yourself.

Take some time to ponder these questions, giving your inner light a name and allowing yourself to connect with her essence.

What is her potential if you were to give her permission to live out loud?

And is this how she is living now?

Allow yourself to FEEL the difference in these two energies. Notice any contrasts between darkness and light – as it pertains to your own inner light.

This is the gift of the Winter Solstice!

After you’ve had an opportunity to connect with the essence of your inner light, take some time to ponder the many wonders of your light.

What magic could you create from being in this space?

As French author and philosopher Albert Camus once noted, “In the midst of winter, I found that there was, within me, an invincible summer.”

On this beautiful Winter Solstice day, allow yourself to connect with the light that radiates from within you!

About Tina Games

Tina M. Games is the author of Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery (an interactive book with an accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards). As a certified creativity and life purpose coach, and a gifted intuitive, she is the “Moonlight Muse” for women who want to tap into the “full moon within” and claim their authentic self, both personally and professionally. Through her signature coaching programs, based on the phases of the moon, Tina gently guides women from darkness to light as they create an authentic vision filled with purpose, passion and creative expression. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

6 Responses to The Gift of the Winter Solstice

  1. Christina Kelly December 21, 2014 at 11:58 pm #

    These are such great questions! You’re helping me connect with winter in a way I’ve never done before. Thank you!

  2. Teena December 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Tina – Great question to ponder. I love the Winter Solstice and find it to be such a beautiful time of year. Your questions helped me to consciously connect to my inner light in a deeper way. I could feel and visualize a sense of streaming light that at the center of my heart streams out through my body to meet the darkness of the night, which comforts me like a blanket so cozy in the light and darkest part of the night.


  3. Kailean December 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Yes, it is through the darkness that we see the light. I have come to appreciate the beauty and stillness of the darkness, yet am inspired and enlivened with the light. Your post helped me take a look at my own inner light and I love how I now have a name for it and an awareness to check in periodically and see how I’m shining.

  4. Pam Kachelmeier MA, PC, LC December 27, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    I just facilitated a Winter Solstice in a 60 foot wide Tipi, where we gathered as a community to support each other on our journey into the inner light, how we want to show up in the world, etc. Great blog post Tina!

  5. Jill Greinke December 23, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Great questions Tina. They helped me connect to Winter and explore my inner light.

  6. Mary Elliott December 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    Thank you. I loved the exercise of naming my inner light. It was such a surprise and so lovely!..

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