Festive Greetings as 2015 closes: an Invocation for the turning year…

O Great Spirit,

as this Northern winter season slowly turns to meet the gradually emerging life of Spring and its lengthening, warming days, help us to live more peacefully with one another on this planet Earth, tiny amidst the vastness of the Cosmos. Despite our insatiable hunger for knowledge, our technological brilliance, who we are, where we are, and why we are here at all remains shrouded in deepest mystery.

Northern Lights at Stenness Stones, Orkney
Northern Lights at Stenness Stones, Orkney

Help us to be more humble in realising how much growing we must do as a human collective in order to emerge a little more from the primeval savagery of our tumultuous instincts which still appear to dominate the way we live, threatening now the very fabric of Earth herself.

Help us to be aware of the interconnectedness of all things in the Heavens above, and in the Earth below. Help us to realise that what we do to the Earth, ultimately we do to ourselves.

In the meantime, as Susan Cooper’s wonderful solstice poem has told us to do, let’s carol, fest, give thanks, dearly love our friends – and hope for peace.

Blessings, everybody! And many, many thanks to all my blog Followers, Commenters and visitors old and new for your support of my writing, for your wit, and for your wisdom.  

Standing Stones in Winter
Standing Stones in Winter

250 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2015
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8 thoughts on “Festive Greetings as 2015 closes: an Invocation for the turning year…

  1. Two of my most profoundly held beliefs are that lasting change necessarily begins with each of us, individually, and that community beats the collective, every time. Those little caveats aside, blessings to you in this time of turning and celebration. I’m still trying to catch up with the calendar, emotionally, but so it goes. Christmas will come, and the year turn, despite our inattention. Perhaps that’s one of the greatest blessings of all.

    It’s been a wonderful year, and it’s gone quickly. Some of the goals I’ve had for the past three or four years remain unachieved. Maybe next year! Happy Christmas to you. Enjoy the festivities as much as we enjoy your offerings here: that would be quite a bit!

    1. Yes, I very much agree with that, Linda. As Jung once observed, if there is something wrong with the world, there is something wrong with me so I’d better start here.
      And it’s good to have a couple of unachieved goals…gives us something to keep goading us on…Have a great Christmas too. I’ve recently read the first of your Christmas posts and will return to leave a comment. You remain my favourite blogger, after all those years. Your writing is marvellous – and thoroughly deserves its devoted following!

  2. Festive Holiday greetings to you Anne. Thank you for writing this blog and for passing along other writers’ work that you find interesting.

  3. So lovely, Anne. Thank you for sharing the invocation. And I’m wishing you a joyful love-and-grace-filled holiday time. Thanks for all you share throughout the year! Blessings, Jamie

    1. Hi Jamie
      thanks for dropping by, and for your kind words. One of the highlights of my blogging year has been our connection and sharing. Long may it continue – and every good wish to you for the Festive Season and the New Year. Blessings too! Anne x

  4. Dear Anne,
    I just want to say Merry Christmas to you and your family, offering you good wishes for the festive season and A happy new year filled with Grace and Goodness , keep up working on your marvellous writings and keep this twelfth house to stay always the place of Healing ?

    1. Dear Meya thank you so much for your affirmation of my writing – it means a lot. And for your kind Festive greetings and good wishes for the year ahead.

      I send greetings to you and yours for this Festive time. And may 2016 be a fulfilling year for you!

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