Rituals are a wonderful way to cement and affirm an important moment in life. Wedding ceremonies are a ritual that simply confirms, at sometimes a very public level, what is already in the minds and hearts of the couple. Celebrations of life are a way to provide an avenue for closure and a grieving process. Blessings are a way to affirm the good, whether it be a blessing of a baby or of a new home or business.
We are taking advantage this Sunday of the Solstice to do a ritual designed to elevate your appreciation of this holiday season and also to celebrate the coming of the light on this shortest day of the year. From December 22 onward, until the summer solstice, each day will bring a few more minutes of daylight.
To complete our ritual, we will be following it up with a potluck and white elephant gift exchange. So come join us on Sunday, December 21, at 10:30. Bring a potluck offering and a wrapped gift worth no more than $20 and be prepared to sink into a sacred time of ritual and then have some fun!
Once again, here is our new address: Center for Spiritual Living Carson City, 3579 Highway 50 East, Unit 301. We are across the street from the Goodwill building in Carson City. Go past Connected after you enter the business park, and veer left. We are the third door on the left. I hope to see you there!
Welcome to December: a time of light, celebration, visiting, gift giving and gift receiving. I always love this time of year, although I recognize that some people have a difficult time with it. If you just want to hide under the covers until it is all over, there is hope! We’ve come up with some wonderful ways to help you enjoy this time of year, or to deepen your appreciation of it.
On December 14, I will speak to some alternative meanings of Christmas that you may not be aware of. Think myth busting, light, and new awakenings.
On December 21, join us for a special Solstice celebration. In lieu of a talk, we will be doing a special ritual which flows from the previous week’s talk. And, afterwards we will join in a potluck and white elephant gift exchange! Bring a gift to get a gift! Make sure the value of your gift is less than $20.
And, on December 28, Deborah Haass, RScP, is back, with a talk and a workshop designed to allow you to THRIVE into 2015! While the talk is of course offered on a love offering basis, the workshop requires registration, which can be done online here.
I hope to see you at any of these wonderful events!