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Light and hope at the Solstice

by Alice Bradshaw
41 minutes
Light and hope at the Solstice

Today (21st December) is the winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere, a time when it is a natural instinct for humans to welcome the turn of the season, the coming of longer days, and the end of winter is in sight.

“There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness.” – Rumi

Mentally and emotionally, too, the depths and darkness of winter can bring a sense of despondency and despair, so it is important to mark this day and season and remind ourselves that there is always light after darkness.

The solstice offers us a very real, physical promise that the spring will indeed come, light and hope are still present, and the darkness and fears will recede.

In these uncertain and worrying times we can’t be sure of very much, but we can hold onto the fact that the days will lengthen, the life of spring will return, and change is around the corner.

Today, let’s rekindle hope in our hearts and remember that there is always light, and hope that light will dawn in our lives all over the planet.

Let this be a symbol for you, whatever your spiritual beliefs, and feel the light and hope steadfastly shining behind the clouds.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – Bible, John 1:5

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