by Selena Fox
As we celebrate this holidays time with lights, songs, gifts, evergreens, and other folkways of our ancestors of many lands, Let us remember the ancient and sacred spirit of Winter Solstice - that of renewal, peace, and interconnectedness.
As the days grow longer again and we embrace Winter and the new Calendar year, Let us kindle within ourselves a deeper awareness of the Divine Circle of Nature of which we are all part.
Let us celebrate our relationships with our families, friends, communities, cultures, all of Nature, and the Divine as Unity and as Multiplicity.
May we be filled with Joy, Love, and Harmony, and this Spirit of Yuletide shine within and around us throughout the year, as the Wheel of the Seasons continues to turn.
Good Yule! Merry Solstice! Io, Saturnalia! Happy Holidays!
[2009, Selena Fox]