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Pause in time~winter solstice

Sharing a beautiful song and a writing from rosemary gladstar ✨☀️

“Tomorrow brings the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. It's a reminder that even in the darkest of times, the tiniest glimmer of light can bring hope.

As Howard Zinn so sagely said, "To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and blaces-and there are so many-where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."

Our task is to keep turning towards the light. We are the light, beings of the stars and Earth. Each small light glows with a certain radiance, but when our lights are flickering together, like stars, they can be seen from a thousand miles away.

This winter solstice may we all choose to shine our lights in whatever small way we can. Together, those lights can change the world.“



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