Although it should rightfully be Christians only to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ, it is obvious that this time of year has come to be associated with ‘holiday’ and ‘family’ for people of other persuasions too. We’re ALL tired by the end of the year! We all need to relax and spend time with good friends and family, laugh a little, joke a little and be naughty a little.
Merry Christmas everyone one!
And if you are one of those people who like to look a little deeper into the meaning of life now and then, you could do worse than read the following … an excerpt from one Georgia Stathis, astrologer …
Rudolf Steiner wrote a book many years ago entitled “The Festivals and Their Meanings”. This is an insightful book that discusses all the celebrations of the holidays, the solstices and the equinoxes and many more.
Steiner explores the historical nature of these festivals and clearly stated that the time of Winter Solstice (this year falling on December 21 at 9:30 PM in California), is a time for going inside, for cultivating an inner vision, for putting your ideals and visions into a calm, incubator state so that there is a great blossoming that emerges at Spring Equinox. In Steiner’s words, “And just as the seed of the plant sinks into the depths of the earth at the time we know as Christmas, so does the soul of man descend at that time into deep, deep spirit-realms, drawing strength from these depths as does the seed of the plant for its blossoming in spring. What the soul undergoes in these spirit-depths of the earth is entirely hidden from the ordinary consciousness. But for one whose eyes of spirit are opened the Thirteen Days and Thirteen Nights between the 24th of December and the 6th of January are a time of deep spiritual experience.”
So many of us party and celebrate that we fail to follow the reason for the season during the very cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere. With that said, it is important to remember the real meaning of these holidays and fill our time with those we love and reconnect with the greater parts of ourselves that we neglect throughout the year.”