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What is the Meaning of Winter Solstice?
by Elizabeth Dale Happy Winter Solstice! Today is the morning after the longest night and shortest day of the year. Today is the beginning of the Waxing Half of the year, from now until the Summer Solstice the day will ...

The Meaning of the Solstice
by Barbara Wells ten Hove While most of us have heard the term, Winter Solstice, we don’t necessarily know what it means. Many years ago, when I first started celebrating the solstice, a scientist explained it to me in a ...

Winter Solstice Ritual
by Liz Benjamin ... Halls (Before singing point out that this Christmas song mentions all of the Solstice elements (holly, Yule log, music, gifts, singing, dancing) and that other Christmas customs are also Yule customs ...

Winter Solstice Meditation
by Christine C. Robinson ... since last June, seems to pause on its journey before beginning to climb northwards to center again. Solstice is a time of pause. So…pause. Breathe. Relax. Rest. Be at peace.Spirit of winter rest, ...

Winter Solstice Blessing
by Eric Williams With faithful progress, The Great Sun has traveled, From north to south again, And on this day pauses.So we also stand still, With the whole Earth, In quiet thankfulness, To the Source of Blessing, The ...

Meditation on Winter Celebrations
by Elizabeth M. Strong Please join with me in the spirit of meditation and prayerWe are in the midst of the season of celebration.Celebrations:Of the birth of new hope,Of the festival of lights,Of the triumph of freedom.The ...

The Moment of Magic
by Victoria E. Safford ... again toward the sun,and here's a blessing:the days will be longer and brighter now,even before the winter settles in to chill us.Now is the moment of magic,when people beaten down and broken,with nothing ...

Holiday Season Prayer
by Wayne B. Arnason Spirit of life: The beginning of the holiday season is filled with temptations to conspicuous consumptions, and pleas for generosity. The contrasts between the values represented by this time of year, ...

Solstice Prayer
by Sara Eileen LaWall ... meditation?Dear Gods and Goddesses, Spirit of Life & Love,Bless us on this beautiful southern California winter day as we celebrate and honor the darkness of the season as a time for us to reflect, ...

On a Winter Morning
by Barbara Cheatham It is a good morning to be together!When winter's darkness spreads across the land, and cold seeps through our thickest coats, we hurry here, drawn by the warmth of faces familiar and new, to the welcoming ...

About February
by Kay Montgomery ... tough, it seems to me, demanding as it does not only endurance but imagination.We gather on this late winter morningin a village of faith,warmed by those who join us,saying to one another by our presence ...

Opening Words for the Summer Solstice
by B. Leslie Koons We come together this morning as celebrants, as seekers and companions. We enter into this, the longest day, joyfully, allowing ourselves the beauty of this time together in which we may rest our cares ...

Seasons of Our Lives
by Richard M. Fewkes ... green and gold and yellow, and the shining colors of fruition and harvest; to the white wisdom days of winter where all things wait in patience for the change that shall bring transformation.

Seasons of Our Lives
by Richard M. Fewkes ... green and gold and yellow, and the shining colors of fruition and harvest; to the white wisdom days of winter where all things wait in patience for the change that shall bring transformation.

A Winter Speech Choir
by Lois Van Leer ... kissing under the mistletoe was a pledge of friendship.Seamus: In Scandinavia, the winter festival was the YuleJim: great logs were burned,Neil: the Yule log was believed to have a magical effect, enabling ...

A Winter Speech Choir
by Lois Van Leer ... kissing under the mistletoe was a pledge of friendship.Seamus: In Scandinavia, the winter festival was the YuleJim: great logs were burned,Neil: the Yule log was believed to have a magical effect, enabling ...

The Rainbow Prayer
by Andrew M. Hill ... and life and child.So may we too forgive those who have excluded us.Save us from the darkness of deep winter.Show us the returning light;for the light and the colours and the dew,all space and time,and ...

Once More
by Amy Bowden Freedman Once more, the earth has turned toward the light of the sun.As we are bathed in the light of a new day,So may we greet the dawning of fresh possibility.Once more, we awaken from our slumber.As our bodies ...

Come we now out of the darkness of our unknowing
by Annie Foerster Come we now out of the darkness of our unknowingand the dusk of our dreaming;Come we now from far places.Come we now into the twilight of our awakeningand the reflection of our gathering.Come we now all ...

Pastoral Thought: December 16, 2001
by Tess Baumberger ... forced to enter intoThe jolly spirit of Christmas,The joyful spirit of Hannukah,The reflective spirit of Solstice,The hopeful spirit of New Year's.Thinking of all this, I would like to offer this prayer, ...

Determined Seed
by Laura Wallace As frozen earth holds the determined seed,this sacred space holds our weariness, ourworry, our laughter and our celebration.Let us bring seed and soul into the lightof thought, the warmth of community,and ...

Closing Words for Seasonal Transitions
by Andrew Pakula May you know fully and deeply the blessings of each of your heart's seasons The inward turning of Winter Springtime's lush renewal The effortless, steady growth of summer And autumn's rich harvest ...

Determined Seed
by Laura Wallace As frozen earth holds the determined seed,this sacred space holds our weariness, our worry,our laughter and our celebration.Let us bring seed and soul into the lightof thought, the warmth of community,and ...

The Good Fridays of Our Lives
by Andrew Pakula The Good Fridays of our lives come unbidden and unexpected Bringing the winter of despair and the death of dreams and hope Only love has the power to mend what has been broken A love that brings healing ...

We light our flaming chalice
by Elizabeth M. McMaster We light our flaming chaliceTo illuminate the world we seek.In the search for truth, may we be just;In the search for justice, may we be loving;And, in loving, may we find peace

 

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