In the hushed glow of new moon
an invitation to join the Candlenut Steiner community
with Winter Solstice forces gathered round
a parade of glowing gold and soft singing through the grounds
to the green, adorned with leaved spiral and central alter
children in a ring of gold
families in quiet witness
lights doused and deep invocations spoken
the single glow in the centre
our reminder of inner light
soft spiralling of glowing children
inwards to the light and kindle ones own flame
a quiet delight and gratitude welling in my soul
to witness and enjoin in ceremony
bathe in the singing night
my children close by
joy to ground here
feel and hear and sense the vibrancy around me
a deep breath
our first stop after the roadtrip
a blessing to help the intergration
my inner wobbly and wonky
i emerged into peace
blanketed by night and kissed by stars and candlelight
the magic of night
the beauty of that which is bright
may i remember in the long dark nights of my life
one kind word
one kind deed
the moments we can create and say yes to
the moments we can hold our children in
then encourage them to fly into the experience of life
to feel their own centre
and find their own connections
to feel their own solitude in the journey
and know their connection to all
as a birth right
may peace and insight be with you
as we turn once more to the sun
with enormous gratitude to the Candlenut community for including us in your very special celebration
gorgeous images rosi, thankyou for including all of us in your experiences
Thank you Kylie
I am so glad you get to see abit more of our life so far away!
Lily sat by the river the other day and lamented the absence of Cherry.
She seems to know that you also are a camping nature loving family even though we haven’t told her so.
So when do you get your boggle up and running and give us glimpses of the fullness, creativity and inspirations in your life?
Mmm just got a whiff of ripe papayas… I am up at the dash board table while Cedar has a sleep.
Love to you all
I bet you enjoyed the grampy’s surprise visit
beautiful, thank you. winter festival at steiner is so lovely.
I do forget that you have been through the Steiner school with your two.
Do you miss what it brought to your life? (the festivals etc)
I guess I relate to you as my peer and forget your daughter is my age!
What’s your secret to youthfulness?
How beautiful Rose. What an amazing solstice that looked. Lily must have such great memories of her travels and experiences. Yes, great to be welcomed and included after such a long roadtrip! A place to regroup. Love to you all xx
Beautiful. I am loving the photos, and being able to travel with you on your amazing journey. All my love, Melissa
I get a buzz when I think you and other friends are checking in and living vicariously through this!
Are you ready to get on the road with little Aisling yet…
Beautiful photo Jim sent recently!
Love you guys
still dreaming of WA at the end of spring…
It was a deeply moving ceremony, I have not witnessed a Winter Solstice gathering like this before. I felt more grounded the next day definately.
We where talking memories with Lily this morning, going back on the timeline and seeing how far her memories went unaided or with prompting, it was really interesting! She went to about three and a half easily and after that a few random earlier memories!
Love to you both