From Samhain to Yule I celebrate what I consider “the Longest Night.” During this time I pay extra attention to what my body, and nature, are trying to teach me. I sleep and read more, try to eat lighter foods, and let myself have time to reflect and recharge. It used to be that I’d fight my body’s urge to rest, blindly following the social belief that I should be as productive and energized during the darker half of the year.
What a joke.
I live in Maine, the short days and cold weather take a huge toll on the body. Why should I resist what my Lady is trying to teach me? Rest, rejuvenate, make no plans, enjoy quiet activities, spend time with friends, and enjoy the season, rather than demanding the next one come sooner than it can.