Winter Solstice was December 21st. It is the day that marks the longest night of the year and also signals the beginning of the lengthening of daylight. For thousands of years, cultures across the world have celebrated this day. Light is a common theme in many religions as well. Lighting candles has become a sacred ritual woven into many spiritual traditions; the lighting of the menorah in Judaism, the lighting of the advent wreath in Christianity, the Kinara of seven candles as part of Kwanza, and the Hindu celebration of light called Divali. We invite you to remember the power of the symbol of light – to kindle the Divine Light that dwells inside your Soul so that light shines forth in joy, compassion, and love. Let us all remember to allow our lights to illuminate the oneness of us all and to bring true peace to the world. We are the lights of this world and through a kind smile, a loving act, or wise word, we are Spirit on Earth. We are here TO BE LOVE AND LIGHT! Let us go forth and shine!
In the true Spirit of the season,
Marian and Garrett
Western Spirit Enrichment Center
Quotation: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.