– 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.
World-wide, twice a year, Animals are blessed in special celebrations. We guide our hearts to focus on the blessing our animals are. I ask you to take an additional 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. Let them know how much you love them with a special blessing.
you can use the one below if you wish
“I give deep thanks for (each animal’s name). I take time this minute to remember that we live and work and love among the animals. I am inspired to be their friend, to listen to their wisdom and their humor, love them, to protect them from harm, and to thank them for each moment they share with me. Especially today, I ask blessings on (each animal’s name) who is the companion of my life. I pledge to care for them tenderly and faithfully, and to remember that we are not alone on the earth. I translate my outpouring of love and gratitude for (each animal’s name) into love and gratitude for all species.”