Over the past year the word Hygge has been used to describe our gatherings at Twinkle’s Place.
Hygge – the Danish art of ‘well-being’
(pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word that is a feeling or mood that comes taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or special.
So with that in mind, we will list a reference to Hygge for our gatherings that are designed with the embodiment this feeling in mind as the goal. Events could include simply coming over to have tea or coffee or wine together, creating art, cooking and sharing meals, listening to music, watching a movie, etc.
Cozy gatherings will be the key, as we connect and grow our bonds with each other.
Celebrate Luminescence with us at Twinkle’s Place!
February 26th, 2016
Luminescence celebrates the freedom our faith provides for seeking our own personal truth while honoring the many paths our faith offers for attaining spiritual fulfillment.
One of the purposes for the holiday is that while Unitarian Universalists (UUs) enjoy celebrating our own versions of the holidays that were originally from other faiths — and we don’t want to stop celebrating them — many of us we feel it is essential for Unitarian Universalism that we also develop our own holidays so that we can celebrate our unique religious identity. There is so much to celebrate that is uniquely UU. We hope that this will be the first of a rich palette of holidays of our own.
One of the sources we draw our faith is through Earth-centered traditions. On January 9th we will gather in healing and hope as we transition from one year to the next.Those in our Circle who have come through transitions and are stronger for it, will hold the space for those (while often leaders themselves) are struggling in ways that are preventing them to fully embrace life.
We will align with the energies of the New Moon to raise the vibrations of our Sacred Circle, and our community, as we reclaim and heal the parts of ourselves that have been left vulnerable due to the stresses of life.
Typically when we host a New Moon Circle, our theme is dedicated to the astrological connections with that moon.January’s New Moon sees Mercury retrograde in Capricorn which exposes truths in ways that up-end all pretenses, reveal lies and misleadings, and illuminates the reality of situations and relationships.In fact, this is a theme throughout 2016.
“If we want truths wrapped up in sparkly paper with a bow on top this year may disappoint. If we simply want it spelled out to us, plain as day and undeniable, we’re in for a fruitful ride!”~Sarah Varcas
The New Moon in Capricorn only enhances this as it exposes the Ego and challenges our assumed understandings of what it means to awaken. We are reminded to live in to the practices we know will draw us closer to the Divine, to nourish our souls and enhance our lives and the lives of those around us – not just to talk about doing it, but to make a Practice of it!
“This Moon reminds us that only by testing out perspectives and living our way into our dreams can we discover their truth or otherwise. We cannot assess it all beforehand and decide prior to the start which paths are worthy of effort and which will lead us astray.…. This Moon offers the confidence to step onto the path no matter how uncertain we feel, for only in doing so will we ever discover the next step and then the next, each choreographed from within and without as we pay attention to the truths which arise along the way.” ~Sarah Varcas
Enter the New Year free of encumbrances, let go of whatever is holding you back. It’s TIME for something NEW!
~ Enjoy more energy
~ ‘Reset’ difficult relationships to be less reactive
~ Experience better communication with the people around you
~ Feel lighter and more confident
Take note of your physical responses to different subjects and situations – What are you reactive to? This could mean anything from an anxiety attack to a deep sigh to a big smile. Why are you reactive to that particular stimulus? What memory, emotion or energy cord is attached?
Whether it is simple to figure these things out or not, we can begin the healing process by using a technique called pulling [or cutting] cords. Every person we deal with, every situation that affects us develops an energy cord to us. This can be draining or reciprocal. In pulling cords we stop the energy drain. We reset the cords with our loved ones for better communication and understanding.