The rugged old Norsemen spoke of death as Heimgang-“home-going.” So the snow-flowers go home when they melt and flow to the sea, and the rock-ferns, after unrolling… Read more “home-going”
Origins of Sacred Texts & Sites Humans began walking the earth nearly 200,000 years ago. Buddha is said to have been born 2,600 years ago (623 BCE), Jesus 2,000 years ago (4 BCE), and… Read more “many gods, many truths”
During times in our life when we feel stuck or uncertain, there is a practice called “Full Circle” that can be used to navigate and guide us.… Read more “full circle”
History of Valentine’s Day, its meaning of origin, and an invitation to create new traditions.
The story of Grandmother Moon told on the night of the Blood Moon Eclipse, a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Explore how a shift in the meaning of nature occurred during the 1500-1600s with significant implications for how we interact with and perceive our environment.
Listening to Krista Tippet’s interview with Bessel Van Der I discovered an interesting paradox about stories and trauma: It is normal, even vital, for stories to change.… Read more “life stories”
On a winter hike this morning – heart beating, arms tingling with chill, and mind racing with thoughts. Just as the sun peaks out from the clouds, I… Read more “senses in winter”
I came home one afternoon to find three neighborhood kids with sticks in hand and the windows of our garage broken. I asked them if they knew… Read more “growing possibilities”
The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Each day from this day on will grow brighter. A time of year when we reach the end and just before we begin anew. A chance to slow down and savor the beauty in nature. To reflect and hope for brighter days ahead.
From ancient times to the present this has been a special time of year to mark the passage of time. Many religions across the world celebrate with holidays or sacred days untied by similar themes: lighting candles or fires and feasting with loved ones. Here are some of the many traditions that have been observed this season:
Click here to learn more about these spiritual connections throughout the year.
Wishing you and yours a warm and festive winter solstice!
Away from the harvest the seasons have turned. The nights have grown colder and fires we’ve burn. The stars in the heavens look down where we… Read more “festive winter”