At this holiday time of year we are surrounded by “lights in the darkness” – twinkling holiday reminders of the coming light now that we have reached and passed the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year. For millennia, humans all over the world have made bonfires and light festivals at this time to… Continue reading A Light in the Darkness: Celebrating the Dark When All the World Yearns for the Light
Category: Everyday Life
To read a new post of mine about asking essential and uncomfortable questions as a spiritual practice on the wonderful site Feminism and Religion, please click here.
Living Between Our Lives: Thriving in Liminal Times
The beginning of November is a “liminal time.” It is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin and it can be easy to feel we are in some mystical realm when we get up early and see the mist rising off the fields or the crimson light of an early sunset when… Continue reading Living Between Our Lives: Thriving in Liminal Times
Living in the Garden of Time
When women seek that within themselves that is eternal, when they re-center themselves in their own souls, so often we go to a garden or forest or other natural place. It is there where many of us find our greatest truths. Yet, I find that so often I tend to ignore the wisdom I find… Continue reading Living in the Garden of Time
Celebrate the Mystery of the Summer Solstice
Mystery is one of the Universe’s greatest gifts to us. Mystery reminds us that we are more than we can see and that endless adventures await us if we will only open ourselves up to the possibilities that come from living in universe with realms that are beyond what we perceive with our senses in… Continue reading Celebrate the Mystery of the Summer Solstice
A Mother’s Day Gift from the Garden of Dreams
Mary Sharrat has kindly posted a guest blog from me on her blog Viriditas. It is titled “A Mother’s Day Gift from the Garden of Dreams” and you can read it by clicking here.
Celebrating the Everyday Joys of Beltane in the Suburbs
It seemed as if everyone in the small suburban town where I live was celebrating Beltane early this past weekend. Most of them had likely never heard of Beltane, but I saw people enthusiastically raking lawns, planting pansies in flowerpots, buying mulch and peat, bringing babies to restaurants to run on the floor with no… Continue reading Celebrating the Everyday Joys of Beltane in the Suburbs
Celebrate Yourself on Wives’ Feast Day
February 1 or 2 is the date of many holidays – Imbolc, Candlemas, and Oya’s Feast Day, among others – but one that I especially love is “Wives’ Feast Day,” celebrated in Ireland and Northern England. Wives’ Feast Day is, as I understand it, a day for women to gather amongst themselves and enjoy food… Continue reading Celebrate Yourself on Wives’ Feast Day
Honoring the Older Women of December’s Darkness
I’m so thrilled to contribute a guest post on the wonderful site “Feminism and Religion.” I invite you to read my post “Honoring the Older Women of December’s Darkness” by clicking here.
Giving Christmas a Second Look
For me, Christmas has become mostly a holiday I celebrate with family because they do and then I go off and mark the Solstice with my women friends in an evening of stories, songs, dances and pondering the Return of the Light. However, maybe I was wrong to push Christmas away so quickly. Maybe I… Continue reading Giving Christmas a Second Look