– a poem to light the Solstice with –
“To go in the dark with a light
is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark.
Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too,
blooms and sings,
and is traveled by
dark feet and dark wings.”
-Wendell Berry from “To Know the Dark”
The Winter Solstice is a beautiful moment to connect quietly to the light and the dark within ourselves. Our animal companions love to do this with us often in a heart-to-heart connection. Take a moment in your life, and with full awareness, share it with your animal. Include the animals with you in body and the ones in spirit. Breathe in the beauty of life on all levels. With a trusting, open heart, receive the love your animal will exchange with you.