Part One: Winter Solstice Ritual Meditation
"I am the east the place of the dawn, ruled by the element of air.
I am the breath of life, of speech and song.
I watched over all the winged ones.
I am the season of Spring, the season of birth and new creation surging forth.
Can you remember the Spring? Life surges forth in buds and sprouts. The trees dress their branches in new leaves as the sap rises to rouse them from sleep. The birds return from the realms of the South to raise their children. New life comes forth and multiplies. The Earth warms and leans towards the Sun as she greens and blossoms. Each day the young Sun rises in the East and each day grows stronger. Each day the time of light lasts longer. Did you think it would last forever? The Wheel turns!"
(From Mary Marsh 1994. This link contains her entire ritual)