May the stars light your way and you may find the interior road. Forward!
~Traditional Irish saying
The 2018 Winter Solstice Sunrise Walks: December 21
This early morning walk occurs when the light is the shortest and the mystery of the night sky is available to see. There is a period here where we enter into a series of days that end with the Epiphany Walk. This time of the year, which is a time for meditation, awareness of your body, prayers for the world, or dedication to someone you know, is a very powerful time. The earth has reached its fullness with the sun’s most southerly journey. These several weeks around the Solstice, there is an apparent stillness of the sun.
Throughout the ages, this period has been seen as a marker for time, for planning the year, for visions, for inward and outward manifestation. I see this whole time period as a time of inner journey. You can come to one of the walks, or all of them. We have a docent from The Robert Ferguson Observatory who will speak on the Winter Solstice. This is a very exciting time.
The weather can be variable at sunrise. Please wear clothing that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable. We suggest wearing a good pair of walking shoes and bring water if you like to hydrate on walks. This walk is for you! Whatever this walk unfolds for you, we encourage it. Your path is respected.
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