Waiting with the Dark Week 1: Gratitude

This is the first week of the season-long ritual, Descent and Return of the Light, that takes the Winter Solstice as its hinge. This week we prepare to spend time in the dark of the year and gather materials for our candle wheels; one less candle will be lit each week as we move toward embracing the gifts [...] Learn more →

Waiting with the Dark Gratitude—and Lament—Diary

11/14/20 – Earth It’s the first gratitude day of Waiting with the Dark when we are inspired by the element of earth to appreciate all things physical, natural, solid. Instead of sitting in meditation, I go for a gratitude walk, doing the circuit I did all spring when we were under stay at home orders.  [...] Learn more →

Summer Solstice Meditations: Gratitude, Joy, Illumination, and Evil

Gratitude, joy, and connection are the qualities to cultivate during the Summer Solstice’s height of light. Both the Sioux elder and the scientist agree. Okute of the Teton Sioux is remembered as saying: All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. If it were not for the sun, there would be [...] Learn more →

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