Advent Spiral

photo_of_advent_spiralEach year, around about Thanksgiving, I begin anticipating Reversing Falls Sanctuary’s Advent Spiral ritual. Thanks to Bec Poole and Ralph Chapman, who celebrated this ceremony with their growing children and then invited the RFS community in to join them, this gathering of darkness and light seems to touch the hearts of many. As you may know, the ritual is an inclusive one that invites all participants to “walk” the story that is informing their lives at this moment. For some it is the Universe Story that remembers the Big Bang and the 14 billion year journey we have been on since. This time of year also invites our diverse membership to
honor the Buddha, or the Winter Solstice, or Hanukkah or Christmas.
All these “stories” acknowledge the darkness of this Earth, the brokenness of wholeness. While we may find different sources of meaning in our lives, we rejoice in our walking together during these very troubled times. We rejoice in the beauty of nature that fills the Sanctuary for this ritual. We rejoice in the gift of silence, the gift of music, the gift of candlelight.
We end this gathering singing together, “May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you. And the pure light within you, guide your way home.” How blessed are we that we can be light for one another and for our grieving world. 
Anne Ferrara
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 16:00
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Reversing Falls Sanctuary
818 Bagaduce Road
04617 North Brooksville , ME