Open your mind to the light lengthening before you now
Prepare for guidance and gift
Form where the wind blows, caresses and ceases
As the rains dampen and sustain
Where the sun revolves allowing our evolution
Beyond every horizon
Of soil and ocean
I am in the light that stretches my journey from here
The longest darkness holds the shortest day
In the clasp of our future illumination
A necessary settling into the winter of becoming
Into a time of remembering
We welcome you into our winter heart
With the mist of your breath
And any snow soon to begin
Even the storms
We rest here on the shortest
A lengthening darkness eases us towards the perfection of the shortest day
Lengthening darkness for some brings agitation – almost dismay
Lengthening darkness is everywhere preparation
The lengthening darkness is the adornment of All That Is
The shedded leaf
The burrowed hole
The future relief
For each humbled soul
Be humble as each day shortens and darkness broadens across
The leaf colours endeavour to flavour the taste of the shadows before us.
The thinned veil delivers a shiver to embrace the lives of those who came before us.
All souls held and have held.
All souls held and let go .
May we be willing in holding to release too.
May our awareness of all that is shower a justice
We pause as the path of the sun reverses, seemingly holding its place for a moment of turning. Let us delve into the gifts of darkness at the winter solstice. We follow curiosity and contemplation down into the cold earth, taking a journey to the world below the surface. Here we find acorns, cached by
Written following worship by Julio Torres – Beloved Community in the Divine Empathetic Embrace and a meditation while Peter Flower played ‘Spring’ by Vivaldi on the piano. The rain was steadily and silently falling on the trees outside.
The Fingers of the Fir.
Evergreen, save the touches of
Injury from her long life, waved.