The longest night of the year can be a time for reflection, introspection, rest, and renewal. You might think of it as the earth taking a big, deep, centering breath–in preparation for the coming new year, full as it will be with joys and sorrows, plans that come to fruition and failures that teach us just how resilient we are. We can also take that breath and renew our connections with each other and with the world through a simple, thoughtful ceremony.
DATE: December 21, 2022
TIME: 7pm Eastern. It will likely take about one hour.
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WHAT TO HAVE READY: A candle, matches/lighter, writing paper, a pen or pencil, a “burn bowl” (i.e. something in which to safely burn paper), and low light–perhaps illuminating your rooms with candles and Christmas lights only. You might also want your favorite food and drink on hand. This is a celebration, after all.
And if you can’t join us, we hope you take some time to reflect on what you want your life to be. Try to be open and hopeful, not self-critical. Don’t fetter yourself by being “realistic,” either. Imagination can populate the dark with wonders.