Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Solstice


Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.

--Joan Chittister, Uncommon Gratitude

As we celebrate the return of the Light, may we nevertheless continue to benefit from the peace and nurturing to be found in the Darkness.

Deep peace of the midwinter stars to you, my Solstice friends.

28 comments:

Twain12 said...

there are times I embrace darkens...like a womb it can be comforting

mxtodis123 said...

Solstice blessings to you and yours. I have always loved the peace that is found in the darkness.
Mary

Judy said...

Went out walking in the dark last night...watched/photographed the moon prior to it's eclipse ...it was cloudy most of the night...Happy Winter Solstice to you also...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Happy Yule!

Merry Yule!

Peace be with you, my Friend!

Snap said...

And to you!!!

faerwillow said...

~the stillness we all need...wishing you and your rare one a blessed solstice...may you embrace and savor the moments upon you together this day...much l♥ve and light always~

laughingwolf said...

thx deb, may your solstice be blessed...

Dark Mother said...

More beautiful or true words could never be uttered. I've always said, I've learned the most valuable lessons in the quiet of darkness.

Merry Yule my friend.

Jeanne said...

Yule Blessings to you and yours! ♥

AlbertaMama said...

I wish you a very Happy Winter Soltice!!!! It's one of the most cozy days of the entire year :)

Her Speak said...

So True. So Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. :)

Blessed Yule and Merry Full Moon!
Wishing you much Joy~*
Molly

Little Messy Missy said...

Happy winter solstice!

Sarah said...

Merry Yule to you hon...may the new year bring light and blessing to you! Hugs, Sarah

Cameron said...

May your Solstice be dark and peaceful adorned with Winter stars and that trembling moment of feeling the great Wheel turn...

Blueberry said...

Solstice Blessings and Salutations! The return of light is a welcomed event in many climates, but I have been rather enjoying the shorter days and cooler temperatures down here in the sub-tropics.

Beatnheart said...

Glorious Day for us all! all the best D S W Seeks!

LauraX said...

Solstice blessings to you through the gifts of darkness and reentering the light!

ann s said...

Sorry to leave this here but couldn't find your email address. I was delighted to find my package in the mail this morning, made my day! Thank you so much!

Brightest Blessings!!

Toni

Lyn said...

Many, many Yuletide blessings to you and your Rare One from over the pond. x

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

winter stolstice blessings to you, my friend

and thank you...Buddy is in my heart....

Sara said...

Sweet blessings to you. xx

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

"Deep peace of the midwinter stars" - Beautifully said, Debra! Darkness gives us quiet and calm, a time to go within. An opportunity to learn and grow from the deeper reaches of our selves.
Peace and stars to you and yours!

Jabacue said...

Been looking forward to your post today Debra.Yes, if it wasn't for the 'darkness', there would be no 'light'.
Hope you and your Rare One have a great holiday.
Jim

My Grama's Soul said...

I, too, find the darkness a soothing time...wasn't always so for me tho.

Xo

Jo

Em said...

Solstice blessings to you! And thank you for that quote. I love it.

mistress maddie said...

That is a beautiful passage!!!

Lois said...

Love that!

madtexter (corey james) said...

Debz,

After watching the lunar eclipse the other night, and after reading this, you have filled me with such joy - my chest is full of enlightenment.

And yes, I'm tearing up as I write this.

The Universe is mighty, isn't it? We are SO fortunate that we belong to her.