Why the land wants you to do a winter Solstice ceremony!
But let me go back a little. I chose to meet up in this particular park. Roskilde has a very interesting energy grid system. I am, what I suppose you could call, an earth worker. By this I mean, I work with the flow of the energy in the land. I am able to 'read' the energies, and know where the flow is broken or blocked, and where the flow is going well. I am able to 'see' power places (which are not necessarily where you think they are going to be!) I get a lot of assistance from the elemental realms, and I experience the land as a consciousness, which can be awake, completely unconscious, or many states inbetween! This particular place in the park, has a very high energy. There are other places in the town that have a much 'lower' energy, but I don't mean this in a bad way, they are just different places on the spectrum, and I love them all equally. One part cannot do without the other, and all are needed equally - just like you probably feel you would rather have all the parts of your body, if you can!
So, I had an ulterior motive for holding the ceremony here, (to bring more light in to assist the expansion of the grid) but one that I felt would augment our work in the ceremony. And with this kind of work 'we give to the land, and the land gives to us'! We are the connector, in our physical bodies (and all of our different energy bodies) between the earth and spirit. As we call in the light, it flows through us into the land, into the earth - but also the earth has something to give back and the flow goes both ways.
We started with singing 'Mother I feel you under my feet', and we sang it through a couple of times. The first time we sang it, we were coming together as a group, and then the second time, I asked everyone to really concentrate on the ground under their feet, and feel themselves connected to the earth, and then the 'grounding' really began... At Christmas many of us experience alot of stress. Getting ready for Christmas, getting all the jobs done in time, managing all our responsibilities at work. And this year, we have had the extra task of spiritually finishing all the undone tasks of the last decade!! Before we can fully call the light in, it's necessary to get as grounded as you possibly can - just like a tree, the thicker and stronger your roots are, the more light you can take through your leaves from the sun!! And the dance, and the singing did this for us!
I am a student on a 2 year Seidr course (Nordic shamanism), and I have been reading scores of books on the northern tradition. It is just SOO interesting! But anyhow, one thing I have read about (and had already had contact with because one of the springs vibrates to the energy of Nerthus) was the tradition of taking a chariot around in the fields to make it fertile.