Our world in all of its myriad expressions, political, social, cultural, economic, and environmental, is in crisis and it is our own collective doing. We are in it deeply. But the bigger question is if, how, and when we can finally get around to doing something about it? Can we surmount this hurdle collectively and initiate a turn for the better? Can we as a species make it, and make it well? Can we become more compassionate with each other, since we cannot exist in a vacuum, and with our planet Earth, without which we cannot not exist?
While the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, hence the darkest time, it is also the turning point as we all know. From here on in the days become longer, and light increases gradually. Nothing very particular, about that, it happens every year. But this year is special because the solstice coincides with the full moon tomorrow. On top of that it coincides with the annual Ursid meteor shower. And, last but not least, Christmas, the festival of love and joy, is just a few days away.
I like to see it as a wonderfully symbolic and fantastic concurrence. I also like the idea of seeing parallels or synchronicities, it inspires hope. So this year the darkest day falls together with the brightest night and the festival of love and joy. Perhaps the Talmudic observation that "a little light chases away a lot of darkness" is worth pondering.
Wishing you all so much light and love!