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reclaiming december // winter solstice: one last night in the dark

this morning (monday morning), i did my last meditation in the dark. starting tomorrow, i will begin to light candles as i usually do when i meditate. the ritual of lighting a candle before i begin my meditation has been something that has been with me for a long time.…

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reclaiming december // how to find your voice in these dark times

well, now we are here. deep inside our caves. it’s the 4th sunday in advent, the last sunday in advent, and it is very, very dark. the past three sundays have been marking our journey into the dark, and today we have reached the center. we are pretty much as…

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how i’m surviving the bleak midwinter (& ready for a new year)

in keeping with my unintentional musical theme this week, a song popped into my head this morning as i sat on my sofa. have a listen to what i am listening to… it is unbelievably gray outside as i type this. i think that it’s going to be a little…

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reclaiming december // a dark new moon is just the beginning

f*uck it. let’s just do this already. things have been changing and crazy and tough and beautiful for the past 3 years. whatever was started during the holidays of 2012 is coming to a close now. there are clear bookends. in the new age/astrological/spiritual world, 2012 was the beginning of…

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reclaiming december // why i am deciding to spend the next 4 weeks in a cave

i call it my advent cave. and, yes, i am going to hibernate in it for the next 4-5 weeks. sort of until the new year begins, i guess. in here, though, i will not be just sleeping and avoiding. i will be taking back december. in my advent cave,…

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the magic of the longest night + a family ’round the table

i’ve been preparing for the winter solstice for days, even weeks, anticipating it with excitement, thinking + pondering + feeling + reading all of the signs in my life. listening to my soul. observing nature. slowing down + letting the dark mornings i’ve spent alone before the sun rises wrap…

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