To journey without being changed, is to be a nomad.
To change without journeying is to be a chameleon.
To journey and to be transformed by the journeying is to be a pilgrim.
care of the soul means care of the longest night….
inquiry for today~ may your reflection include deep silence…..
Today is the longest night and the darkest day of the year.. And the knowledge that starting tomorrow.. it will get a little brighter again every single day… The returning of the Sun.
And how beautiful it is to see the sun reflect the winter landscape..
It helps to be aware of the light that is slowly increasing again after today.
Especially in the often still dark January and February months.
We are welcoming and honoring your returning.
Since the earliest human times, it has been both natural and necessary for people to gather in the warmth and glow of community to welcome the return of light to a world surrounded by darkness. Through the imitative gesture of lighting candles and fires, we breathe new life into the spirit of hope into our hearts.
We are going to celebrate the Solstice magic tomorrow, gathering with a close group of women..
with fire.. candles…music and ginger compresses (to support our health during this time of the year)
May you also be surrounded with light of any kind.
Lots of winter solstice love to everyone.