|As the winter holidays approach, it's easy to get caught up in the general grouchiness and obligation energies of the season. Try to remember the joy of true giving, and take a day to give something to yourself-a real gift! Lock your doors, turn off your phone, stay off the Internet, and breathe! Deepen into meditation, and ask your most beloved deities what your spirit most needs to replenish and recharge today. Carve and anoint a candle of blessing for yourself. Be sure to add blessings of peace and health, strength and prosperity. Take a long soak in the tub or hot shower before entering the circle. Then burn the candle, saying:
"As I light this candle, so I rekindle my own inner fire and drive through rest and peace and healing."
Then take some time to meditate on what special gift you'll be getting for yourself this Yule, and be blessed.