Solstice Wishes~Light is Always Possible

December 22, 2013 by  
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Every year on Solstice I make a candlescape to honor the coming Light. This year I created a very simple yet very different candlescape than what I normally do. I usually use a tray to hold all the elements of the candlescape but this time I used a whole table and some very different kinds [...]

Finding Empowerment and Renewal at Solstice

December 26, 2011 by  
Filed under INNER JOURNEY

As I begin to write this, today is the start of Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. I used to dread this time of year when the days are so short, the nights are so long, and there is so much darkness. Depression would set in. Irritability, crankiness, weariness and even despair. It wasn’t until a [...]

How to Make a Candle Altar and Honor the Light Within

January 15, 2011 by  
Filed under SYMBOLS & TEACHERS

I enjoy making candle altars as a way to honor the Light from within. These are especially meaningful projects in the winter months when the days are short, the nights are long, and the sunlight is minimal. For me, there is no right or wrong way to make a candle altar that honors the Light. [...]

Honoring Solstice — The Light is In You

December 23, 2010 by  
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Today’s simple pleasures: candle light from my solstice altar which is merely a group of simple white candles set amidst winter greenery to honor the lengthening days, the warmth of the coming sun, the light within me, the light within you, and the Light that nourishes us during physical and spiritual darkness. This year I [...]

You CAN See In The Dark with Solstice Empowerment

December 21, 2009 by  
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December 21st is the shortest day of the year. It’s a day filled with hours and hours of darkness when the sun sets aroundĀ 4:00 p.m. It’s also the turning point for when the days begin to get longer. It marksĀ the return of the Light. December 21st is known as the Earth holiday called Solstice. I’ve [...]