Christianity, Judaism, Mithras, Zoroastrian, Hinduism, as well as early religions from Greece to Japan have created â€œHoly Days,â€ or holidays, in order to honour the importance and the impact that these times have upon humanity.
As we enter into this multi-holiday season I invite you to consider engaging the foundational human experience of Winter Solstice. As the days begin to get longer and nights shorter the symbols of rebirth, new beginning, coming out of the cave, etc. beckon each of us to re-evaluate our relationship with ourselves, our spiritual traditions, the greater community, and all of creation.
As the Winter Solstice prepares us for the New Year, may we prepare ourselves to continue our personal journeys of ever becoming the best that we can be and more fully realize the depth of our connection to each other and to this place we call Earth! I invite you to consider radically standing in solidarity with the oppressed, the homeless, and sadly this year, the oppressed includes working families. The transformation time of Winter Solstice can be foundation for making a difference in the New Year.