Posts tagged solstice

Finding the Divine in the Dark of the Year

Finding the Divine in the Dark of the Year

Did Lao Tzu’s words of ancient wisdom startle you? Or perhaps even perturb you? They certainly run counter to today’s typical “wisdom” about Darkness.   In the aftermath of the 2016 election, you may have heard a lot about these times being “dark”—and not at all the way Lao Tzu means. It’s become commonplace for […]

A Solstice Gift in the Forest

A Solstice Gift in the Forest

I honored the Solstice on the 20th by playing my 3 Native American flutes in the Forest Preserve, under a 6-trunked tree next to a clear-running stream.  Just after the last note died, a doe approached from across the stream, apparently drawn by the sound.  She nibbled leaves off various branches, and slowly, silently drew […]