Winter Solstice 2019 Dec 21, 11:19PM EST

Winter Solstice 2019


Dear, Sparkling and Beautiful Children of the Earth,

Winter Solstice is here!  We’ve made it to the longest night of the year and now the days are going to get longer.  Throughout human history, this time of year has been marked with rejoicing at the return of the Sun.  Bonfires, feasts, celebrations of joyful connections with friends and family all mark this renewal

Faith in the darkest of times is sometimes hard to find  The gift of Winter Solstice is to remind us that the Light aways returns.  There is always a rebirth that follows death, that death is an illusion.

As always Nature is our greatest teacher.  If we look out on the land at this time of year, it’s as if the trees and plants have died.  Critters are hibernating. Darkness encroaches upon everything. In fact, it’s just a part of Nature’s cycle:  rest to prepare for growth.

It is also a time of deep visioning.  In this quiet time of the year, the Sacred (set apart from the ordinary) time of Solstice (Sol: Sun/ Stice: making a stand) is time to stop and remember our Faith:  In the darkest of times, the return of the light is inevitable.

Faith isn’t a hope or a wish.  Faith is knowing in your bones that something is true.

Whatever seems to be darkening or dying in your life, Winter Solstice is a natural time to step outside, breathe in the quiet Nature offers and feel into the larger Mystery that holds you.

Someone once said “All of Life is Conspiring to Help You, Calm Down and Allow.”  

This Solstice, Astrologers are talking about the great Pluto/Saturn conjunction that’s happening in January 2020.  The last time these two planets came together in Capricorn was January 1518,  2 months after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg and began the Protestant Revolution.

Pluto (Power) and Saturn (Authority) are meeting up to ask all of us:  what belief are you holding that is outmoded and needs to be put to rest? Put your Faith in the Natural Truth:  in the darkest of times, the light is already returning.

Namaste all you beings of light.






I carry your heart with me(icarry it in

                                      by ee cummings


i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
My heart)i am never without it(anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)     

                                                            I fear
no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)and this 
is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)


Rules to live by

               …M. Swanson


Be with the people who love you

Do what you love to do

Surround yourself in beauty


Diné prayer

In beauty I walk
In beauty I walk

My eyes see beauty
My thoughts find beauty
My feelings rouse beauty
My words name beauty

With beauty above me, I walk
With beauty below me, I walk
With beauty behind me and before me, I walk
With beauty all around me, I walk

Through the returning seasons, I walk in beauty
On the trail blessed with pollen, I walk in beauty
With mist falling and moon rising, I walk in beauty 

It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty 


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