Winter Solstice…such a deep rich powerful time for me. I have found myself going inward this week, slowing down and listening deeply during my meditation time; but also, even during ordinary daily activities I find myself in contemplation more than active thinking. My DMP is feeling somewhat “off” (not sure if that word captures what I mean…); however, rather than work at fixing it, I am just sitting with the possibility of perhaps changing my PPN’s (1 of them). More will be revealed in time.
Christmas…the beauty and joy of the season reflected in a wonderful light show called “Wildlights” across the street at the Woodland Park Zoo (yes, I live across from an amazing Zoo!). It has been fun watching from my window, parents with their children arriving to take in all the wonder!
I offer you two beautiful readings:
The Shortest Day
And so the Shortest Day came and the year died And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes with evergreen; They burned beseeching fires all night long To keep the year alive. And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake They shouted, revelling. Through all the frosty ages you can hear them Echoing behind us – listen! All the long echoes, sing the same delight, This Shortest Day, As promise wakens in the sleeping land: They carol, feast, give thanks, And dearly love their friends, And hope for peace. And now so do we, here, now, This year and every year. Welcome Yule! ~ Susan Cooper
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday time. I am so grateful to Mark and Davene, and this fabulous adventure we are all on!