For many, this day goes by in a flurry of shopping lists and gift wrapping. For many, this day means nothing more than a marker for a how many days are left before the more celebrated holiday of Christmas arrives.
For me, Solstice is the main event.
Please don’t misunderstand–I honor and respect the traditions of all religions. I do my best to understand the underpinnings of their meanings and ceremonies. I do my best to open myself to the gifts of all spiritual practices… My heart, though, belongs to Solstice because–for me–I find the renewal of Spirit most evident in nature.
When I want to hear the whisper of wisdom from the Source of all life, I go into nature and listen. Continue reading “Solstice Renewal–Awakening”
I love the rhythms of Nature. The pattern of the seasons marks for me the revolution of time and the evolution of Spirit. The Equinoxes and Solstices give me reason to rejoice. Reason to celebrate. Reason for prayers of appreciation. Reason to reflect.
The Winter Solstice, especially, speaks to me of Faith and community. Continue reading “Full Moon Solstice – a Moment of Awakening”
A time when almost every culture on Earth celebrates a story of miracles. A time when joyful amazement sets the tone for celebration and rejoicing.
For me, the miracle story closest to my heart wraps around the turning seasons. Tis the Season of Solstice when the darkest night reflects the faith of a people dependent upon the warmth of the sun for sustenance and survival. It is a time to come together and celebrate faith – faith in the turning cycles that will bring warmth and sunlight again – before there is any evidence of Light’s return. In the darkness, people gather to share what is left of the last harvest’s bounty in belief of the bounty to come; to rejoice in the appreciation of faith.
The Solstice is a celebration of hope. I love celebrating hope and faith. Continue reading “Tis the Season”