Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Yule, Day 5

Winter Solstice is just 8 days away! To celebrate the season, why not find a way to bring a little "Yule" into your life every day for the next 8 days?

At there is a list of 12 Days of Yule Devotionals and I think they are wonderful! I will share them here, along with my own thoughts on how you can journal on the Daily Devotions. I will also share some other Winter Holidays, traditions, and Lore to consider, which you can also choose to journal or blog about if you wish!

December 14, 2012 - Day 5

Day 5 ; A Prayer For The Beginning of Winter

In early winter, we can see the skies becoming overcast, and smell fresh snow in the air. Take a few minutes to think about the fact that even if the skies are cold and dark, it's only temporary.

"See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way
for the darkness soon to come.
See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way,
for the world to go cold and lifeless.
See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way
for the longest night of the year.
See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way
for the sun to one day return,
bringing with it light."

By Patti Wigington;
My Journaling / Blogging suggestion;
 Take time to think about how everything comes in cycles.  The winter months eventually give way to spring... things won't always be dark and gloomy.  What were some times in your life you remember seeming the darkest?  They didn't last forever.  Even if pain from those dark times still lingers, you have had moments of joy and light again.  Thank the Earth for these cycles for they help us grow and make us stronger.  I recently asked a group of friends, "If you could erase the memory of the darkest time in your life, would you?"  The answer was a resounding NO, because those memories, though painful, have shaped us into who we are today.  So even if the weather isn't pleasant, be thankful for it.  It makes us more appreciative of the sun when it does return. 

As always, thanks for stopping by, and Happy Journaling! If you choose to post your journal on your blog, please include a link to this post, and leave a comment below with the link to your journal. If you choose to keep your journal private, that is fine too, but your comments are appreciated!

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