Winter Solstice Prayer Walk
Time & Location
About the Event
As the momentum of our days change and the energies of the sun wane, we prepare ourselves to welcome the dark. This is the night of the Winter Solstice, the longest and darkest night of the year, while paradoxically also the beginning of the hopeful return of light from the womb of darkness. In a time of cultural darkness and unknowing, loss of basic civility, democracy, extinctions, etc, in addition to our own personal losses, this time beckons us inward, to sit with the reality of what is, allowing space for what is asking to be born. Solstice marks the transition time between what has been and what will be, between death and new life. It invites the feminine energies of waiting, yielding, and non-efforting. It is a time to reorient ourselves to the truth that darkness and light are intertwined.
We will simply gather at Wildwood Park for a short orientation to the significance of the Solstice and walk together as a community holding aloft candles to light our path around the short circle of forest, bringing our silent prayers for peace, for justice, for the restoration of our connection with our own soul, relationships, others who suffer, and the soul of the world with us. Please bring a candle if you have one, or we will have some extra. We may have a fire afterward with a simple ritual.
Please note that this event has gained considerable attention on our Facebook event page and parking is limited at Wildwood Park. If you plan on coming, please carpool if at all possible! Contact 540-405-9201 or firstname.lastname@example.org for carpool ideas. Also, please RSVP if you plan to attend so you receive any last minute changes or information.