Waiting with the Dark Week 4: Release and Renew

This is the end of the fourth week of a the season-long ritual, Descent and Return of the Light, that takes the Winter Solstice – arriving on Tuesday! – as its hinge. Our work this week is to prepare for the Solstice by making sure we have released what you do not want to bring into the next [...] Learn more →

Waiting with the Dark Week 2: Opening to the Ancestors

This is the end of the second week of the season-long ritual, Descent and Return of the Light, that takes the Winter Solstice as its hinge. Today/Sunday and tomorrow/Monday are good days for working with the candle wreath. We are lighting one less candle each week as we move toward the Solstice so we can wait with [...] Learn more →

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. Since Monday, the 22nd, we have been preparing to spend time in the dark of the year and gathering materials for our candle wheels; one less candle will be lit each week as we [...] Learn more →

2019 Winter Solstice Retreat Time: We Begin in Darkness

As we do each year, we begin the first half of the Solstice e-retreat Descent and Return of the Light by Waiting with the Dark. Weekly themes stay the same – cultivating gratitude, connecting with the ancestors, opening to dark nurture, release and renewal – because the Sun is consistent in its movements. But the [...] Learn more →

2018 Solstice Season’s Invitation to Love

Soul Path Sanctuary’s annual Winter Solstice-hinged e-retreat, Descent and Return of the Light, begins on Monday, November 26th. Here is the introduction to this season’s unique energy from the first of the daily e-mails that guide participants through a candle wreath ritual going toward and then traveling out of the Solstice. Welcome to the first [...] Learn more →

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