Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Return of The Light

January 1st - the day that our cultural calendar catches up with the reality of our wonderful world.


Between the Winter Solstice and the Return of The Light on the 25th of December are days where time might stand still.  The sun appears to arise on the horizon in the same place each day and even the most steadfastly busy amongst us seem to feel the pull of the longing to stop.  Between the tick and the tock of the planetary clock there must be a moment to sit and read a book, or write a poem, or even just have a little kip by the fire.  There is very much more darkness than light - but from Christmas Day onwards the days are getting longer and longer.


Here the returning light is distinctly green.


This is not the green of spring, but the almost surreal green of winter's damp allies; the lichen's and mosses,





If this is where the year begins for you - I wish you much joy in it and indeed an abundance of joy to those for whom it doesn't.  For me the calendar has changed but the year began with gestation at Samhain, and continues growing in the dark belly of the Womb of All waiting to emerge at Imbolc with the spring flowers.  Having said that there are a few flowers already out here, confused by the unseasonably warm weather.


 

I hope 2015 brings you all that you need, nothing that you do not want and something that brings you closer to the heart of The Mystery.







9 comments:

  1. i am mesmerized by that rose , a very special picture, thankyou

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    1. I'm delighted that you think so, thank you.

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  3. Inspiring beautiful photos and wise words voicing perfectly my thoughts on our calendar and the turning of the year. And as my little great gran a scot said as the days get longer the cold gets stronger. But the light returns




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    1. Oh that's a lovely saying - thankyou for sharing it.

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  4. My year turns at new years eve because it's my birthday and with the turn of the calender, it seems to reinforce a special day of making good changes and renewal. I love your phrase 'closer to the heart of the Mystery'. I'd like to make that one of my wishes for 2015. :)
    Jess xx

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    1. A special day of good changes and renewal is when everyone's year should start - so may it be for you. :) xx

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