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Your Own Celebrations of Winter
Can you feel the chill in your bones? In the coldest, darkest of times, perhaps
that’s when we enjoy warmth the most.
gentle cool, we turn to the extreme of Winter.
Winter sorts out those things which are strong enough to survive the
harsh cruel times, to sow their seeds again in Spring. After the new birth of Spring, the growth of
Summer, and the fruition of Autumn -- Winter brings a cold dark sleep to the
busy Earth. Likewise, our own lives
“chill out” a bit during Winter, as we put away our Summer toys. We turn inward; we renew our love affair with
hearth and home.
In Winter, we
need to make our own warmth and light, rather than merely find it in the Summer
sun. We proactively create warmth in our
home. Blankets and boots, sweaters and
scarves, heaters and hot cocoa – these are the magical tools of Winter, with
which we evoke the warmth that we crave.
Whether you use a wood-burning fire place, or modern-day furnace, you
invite the powers of fire to enter your home.
To make an analogy, for food we can hunt and gather what is already
available, or we can farm -- and actually create the food that we eat. Likewise, in Winter, we create the “fires” we
need to survive, warmth that otherwise would not be there. Creating something is one of the most magical
events we ever do. How do you create
fire and warmth? How do you relate to
the warmth-making tools you use, year over year? Celebrate the people, places and things which
keep you warm when you need it most. See
them as a magical part of your life, and honor them for the gifts that they
give. Say a few special words each time
you light your flame, set your thermostat, or prepare your warm wooly clothes.
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