Today we welcome the Winter Solstice and Archangel Gabriel. He is the governor of the winter season and his name means God is my strength. Archangel Gabriel is the heavenly Annunciator who brings glad tidings of new life. He was the angel who announced to Mary the role she would play in birthing the Christ child. According to scripture, he also appeared to Zechariah, announcing God's plan for his barren wife Elizabeth to conceive a baby. Their precious child, John, would become the forerunner of Christ Jesus, The Light of the world.
Archangel Gabriel helps to stir a greater appreciation for the divinity within each of us as the angel of Love and Hope.
The winter solstice is a time to kindle our inner Light in spite of the outer darkness. By spending quiet time in contemplation and meditation, we can awaken to our true divinity.
During this time of year, the entire angelic hierarchy draws close to the earth, bathing the world in rays of divine love. This outpouring brings an expansion of consciousness beyond the physical world for those who still their minds and attune to it.
Thank you, Archangel Gabriel.
Love and joyful blessings,
(Archangel Gabriel Artwork by Nanette Crist Johnson)