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Enjoy this playlist of music celebrating winter solstice, also known as Yule. Notice how many of the songs have been adapted between the pagan and Christian faiths and how similar the messages are between the two. At the time when pagans are celebrating the rebirth of the “sun” and the light returning, Christians celebrate the birth of the “Son of God” who they say came to light the way.

Although much is known about Christianity in American culture and globally, pagan holidays and beliefs are often not well understood and even misunderstood. However, both pagan and Christian traditions are intended to light the way of a life of peace, love and joy.

Click here for more information about Solstice (also known as Yule).

In recent weeks the world has again become a scarier place – we again witness terrorist attacks resulting in death, disruption and fear. It’s in times like this our gratitude practices help us remember the truth we know – that love, compassion, and peace are the powers that sustain us and that ultimately prevail. Gratitude is the first step in opening our hearts to this truth, even in challenging times.

 

Finishing our October series on abundance, Rev. Melanie explores those wisdom teachings that help us care for and share the abundance we receive from Spirit. Our gifts include so many blessings – health, friends, good work, opportunities to serve. Let’s discuss how we can serve as loving stewards of all we have received!

As we continue our series on the abundance that surrounds us, Rev. Melanie explores the spiritual principles that help us recognize and celebrate this truth. What attracts this abundance into manifestation? Doing what we love, sharing our gifts with the world will bring support into our lives we could not have anticipated. Enjoy!