December 21, 2016

Happy Winter Solstice

The Sun is the ultimate source of light and heat on this planet. No Sun. No life on Earth.

No matter where you live on Earth’s globe, or whether you are religious or not, a solstice is your signal to celebrate. One thing I like about solstice is that the corporate/capitalists have not yet appropriated this celebration and turned it into a consumption event. Yet.

After today, the days get longer, and the nights shorter, and who doesn't like that? This is a seasonal shift that humans have been noting and celebrating for a very long time.

I have always had an affinity with this time of year since I was born on winter solstice eve. I came into the darkness, but each day after that got brighter. Was there a connection? Did I do that?

Today we celebrate the return of the light and heat that keeps us alive. It is also a time to think about our own inner light. Is it getting brighter? Or do we need our batteries recharged? If so, now is the time to do it. Hunker down, hibernate, and return with an inner photonic radiance that banishes ignorance and hate to the receding shadows.

Welcome back Sun. Welcome back heat. And welcome back life.

Happy Solstice to everyone that hangs out with us here on our blog.


  1. Anonymous12/21/2016

    Happy winter solstice and may the world go in peace. I don't think the consumer world is interested in days like this because it relates to the natural cycles of the world and not the linear rush to the end, belonging to the current world view, and instead we have Black Friday.
    In the Chinese classics this time of year is good for meditation as all things in the northern hemisphere draw inwards.

  2. Anonymous12/21/2016

    A very happy Solstice to you guys, and to all the other NBA peeps!
    I am celebrating this evening with friends at a women's winter solstice party - games, food, drink, a campfire, and drumming...ahhh, I can't wait!
    May the light get brighter and stronger in us all.
    -Erin in TX

  3. Anonymous12/21/2016

    Happy Solstice Everyone! Happy Birthday Gregg! May the light be strong in each of us!

  4. Happy Solstice everyone, and happy birthday Gregg! Here in Australia we are having the Summer solstice, which of course feels different. It's a time of long, warm days and enjoying being outside in the evenings, gardening, eating, or going for walks. It feels like Summer will go on forever.


  5. Happy Solstice to all! I love this time of year and take the last week of the year to go in, clean out, create, paint, journal, be with my partner, and DON'T BUY ANYTHING! Feels wonderful!


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