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I had my niece in mind when I made this mandala, so it is for Priya on her birthday.  It is also my offering for the summer solstice.  May it be a time of healing and centering for the earth (including its waters) and all its inhabitants!  Feel free to use this mandala as a centering device for yourself, and feel your calm, as it ripples outward.

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Winter Solstice Greetings!

From the shortest day of the year to later and later twilights,

May your lengthening days be filled with increasing

health, happiness, humor, peace and riches of all kinds.

Winter time was the Star of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, with candles in every window, huge snowdrifts blocking our front door, wood fires in our little Limeport home, and sleigh rides on the hill. It was time for small gatherings with remarkable friends and family and the annual 10 mile Christmas Peace Pilgrimmage from Nazareth to Bethlehem.  We welcomed the beginning of winter with piano, recorders, flutes, violins, and song.  Today winter is pink sunsets over the Pacific coastal mountains and crisp clean air.  It is snuggling with Marina between her visits to her childhood friends, being amazed at how independent and wise she has become, and being thankful that Winnie, the dog and Gray, the cat are safe and cozy.  It is time for running to our old house to see the winter stream after first rain, and trimming the native plants by the pond.    

The winter solstice is like magical twilight, when the yellow haze of day turns to pink, blue, and then moonrise.

I know many of you have been faced with seeming unbearable losses and challenges, and I trust that the cool blue twilight of winter will give us quiet time to center and prepare for all of our upcoming changes and unfolding.    



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