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Winter Solstice

December 21, 2019

There is something about the dark and cold . There is something about the deep stillness .  There is magic here in these hours before light , on the morning of Solstice and the opening curtain of Winter's turn on stage . 

AHHhh- and on this short day , in which our everyday living doings and beings will be in dark, my dog/ animal ally  wakes  me up at 5:25 am . Seriously ? Are we not supposed to sleep in these days ? 

{Actually , I was stirring anyway -- the call of a day nudging me to come and play . }

 

There is something about candle light . Brings us back to  connect with our ancestors and invites us to remember that We are ancestors . We create our lives in ways that will be carried into  future ages . So as we light our candles and our christmas trees , and gently flip a little switch so our candles in the windows glow in the darkness , we bring the light , just as those before us .  

 

Let us do it in great reverence , today and all days . 

 

Ohh , indeed ! It is not as warm and fuzzy and gentle sometimes .  We stumble on the way . We hurt . We have scenarios playing in our heads , and to do lists that require energy we may not feel we have right now .   And year end stuff -- the papers and renewals and .... did that bill just go up again ?   Never mind that around this time  of year I seem to have dental work needed .... Billy Joel's soma " Pressure " just popped into my sugar plum head . 

 

Its scary . Its weird and its disconcerting . Whatever the " ITS " are for you .. Lets all remember we are not alone .  

One of THE MOST KEY THINGS is to connect . 

 

Winter is about communal gatherings . Sharing . Supporting  .  Winter also , in Chinese medicine , about bones { oh yea and teeth}     We sure can feel the cold deep in our bones .  Because its about bones and moving deep within the marrows of our being . 

Care for ourselves and each other . 

 

Especially this year , at a beginning of  a new decade . and its a pretty big one , 2020 , sprawled out with arms open ! 

How shall we perceive this ? How shall we greet this new year ? How shall we honor the YULE TIDE happenings and the RETURN ON THE LIGHT ? 

 

By RETURNING TO OUR OWN LIGHT .  and keep moving into the heartsease of feeling and being. Being and knowing in this newness .  Dealing with the tough stuff with the ease and grace of brushing our hair out of our face as a large wind blinds us .  Our tough stuff is temporary . Our hair won't stay in our faces - our hats won't wlays blow away m, and eventually the winds die down to breezes .  warm ones ....  

 

As i write , the day comes .  With no horns and announcements or events on facebook . The day doesn't have an instagram story . And yet . it comes . and yeah , it is real . 

 

The day comes in a subtle moment , without hesitation . with pure being and light .  

 

Lets be grateful .  I sit in my warm home with my candles and electricity lighting my way .  Grateful .  and the moment you open to grateful , you are filled with it .  great filled .   and you feel something -- yup the something that GRINCH felt . Why do we love Grinch ? Cuz we are grinches too . every single one of us in one way or another - maybe not often , but we are reminded that there is something greater than all the " stuff " ... thanks Grinch .

 

" stuff " only has a capital "S"  if we write it that way .

 

Spirit , has a capital " S " .   Go there .  Capitalize your Spirit , Love, Truth , Joy , Light .   and even the big stuff willl become small in comparison . 

 

Welcome day , Welcome light .

 Let us let our hearts sing and glow in the night . 

Let us run and dance , and then be still . 

Let us drop our pretenses and strong will .

Let us join hands and face the face the fears 

With courageous  hearts and grateful tears .

Let us ring the bells of hope through the halls ! 

For Peace and Love and Joy to all .  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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