darkness

Being present. Day 11: The light of Lucia

13 Dec 2017 the seasons

I’m not quite ready to celebrate the coming of light in the dark, for right now, today, we are beginning the darkest days/week of the entire year. Up here in Sweden, in my city of Uppsala, we have 4-5 hours of daylight right now. Which don’t actually feel like daylight when it’s cloudy, cold, rainy, and snowy. It may seem extreme, and it feels extreme, but I have settled into the dark, inner pull of the earth right now. AndRead More

Being present. Day 7: Dreamy dark winter mornings

9 Dec 2017 spirit + soul

It’s no secret that I love dark winter mornings. And, around here, since it is dark forever it seems, it’s easy to enjoy the mornings. Especially weekend mornings. Even if I wake late (And by late I mean 7am. It’s sick, I know), I can still be certain of a dreamy morning filled with candles + coffee. This morning, I felt the desire to sit in the kitchen, so I wrapped my robe around me, snuggled with the cat, thenRead More

10 quotes to ponder in the darkness of autumn

21 Oct 2017 the seasons

It’s getting darker as we move deeper into autumn. October’s new moon has come + gone, and now we are on the cusp of the mysterious darkness that envelops us this time of year in the northern hemisphere. And what is happening with me is that I find myself slowing down even more. I mean, y’all, I live a pretty slow life already. That’s my intention + my choice. But, right now, I am slowing down eeeeeeven more. And IRead More

Thursday’s new moon ushers in the darkest season of the year

16 Oct 2017 la luna

With this new moon, we enter the phase of the year that holds the darkest days and longest nights as we make our way toward Halloween. On Thursday we are entering the moon phase of the Halloween season. There will be a dark new moon on Thursday the 19th, and the next full moon will not be until November… that means that this is the witchy, dark new moon phase. For me, that means that it’s time to begin toRead More

Surrendering to September’s Dark New Moon + Resting in the Equinox

20 Sep 2017 la luna, the seasons

We all know that as autumn creeps in, we tend to turn inward as well. The air turns crisp. Rain + snow begin to fall from the sky. Leaves let go + surrender to this phase in their cycle of life. And it just feels natural to slow down, get cozy, and breathe deep. So, tonight on this new moon, on this almost equinox day, let’s do just that… When there’s a new moon, there’s always a sense of mystery.Read More

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