Today is the first day of the four-day Winter Solstice when we will experience the year's longest nights. Following the Winter Solstice, little by little, each night will grow shorter, making each day longer, leading towards the Spring Equinox, which occurs in 90 days. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; let’s be present. The Winter Solstice is considered a most sacred time of year, when the veil between the physical and ethereal worlds is thinned, allowing us greater capacity to manifest our deepest desires through meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Winter is a time for going within, hibernating, planning, setting intentions, and taking a break from the constant treadmill. In earlier times, people literally adapted their lifestyles to the season at hand, and winter was a time for staying close to home. Learn more about the Winter Solstice here.