advent is a very special time of year. a time of moving through the darkness toward the yearly rebirth of light, when the days begin to grow longer. a festival celebrating the returning of the light...
artwork by j.d. habegger
we celebrate advent as a four week festival - the four weeks leading up to christmas and solstice. and during this time, we deepen our relationship to the world around us by recognizing and celebrating the strength and beauty of all four of the kingdoms of the natural world. during this first week, we pay tribute to the mineral world. during the second week, we focus on the plant kingdom. in the third week, we celebrate the kingdom of animals. and the fourth week speaks to the human being. and as we pass through these weeks, this time moves us toward a deeper understanding of our place in the universe, of all that supports us, and all that we aspire to. as well as all that needs our care and protection.
yours in celebration of advent,