Welcome Back the Sun!!
On this beautiful winter solstice day the myriad gifts of the warm and nurturing Sun are acknowledged.
There is thankfulness for the grace in the giving. Appreciation too for the countless ways we are sustained and lifted up by the radiance.
Now, even as winter settles in, the hours of sunlight grow longer and we have the potential with each day for more luminance and warmth, accelerating inner growth and deepening.
Roots reach for depths unexplored.
The knowledge that the sun lengthens its shining each day allows for a serene, restful absorption of the season. No need to yearn for Spring. It is coming. .. In the meantime, the present of winter is to be savored. Deep snow and long nights. Love and light. Dark mornings by candlelight. Warm fires. Good books. Snowshoe walks. Life.
“The day will be what you make it,
like the sun,
-William C. Hannan
“…the Persian savior Mithra, who, as an incarnation of eternal light, was born on the night of winter solstice.”