This morning is the winter solstice. This is the mid point. It is an hour before sunrise. It is very dark.
My boyfriend and I are planning to drive up to the top of the nearest hill to watch the sunrise. The view up there on a sunny day is amazing. The photo attached is of me on that hill a few months ago, standing beside Cloughmore (The ‘great stone’ in Irish). This is a pilgrimage. We don’t know if we’ll make it, or if the sky will clear, if we’ll see anything at all. But still we start with the intention.
Walking is a profound spiritual practice. In 2017, I want to walk some of Ireland’s ancient pilgrimage routes. There’s a new listing of them here. http://www.pilgrimpath.ie/
Blessings of the greatest darkness and of the returning light to you.
This post is day eight of my personal responses to ‘Honouring the Darkness’, a ten day reflective period leading up to the winter solstice, facilitated by daily emails from Janelle Hardy at http://www.janellehardy.com/hearthome/