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Winter Solstice Labyrinth Meditation
21 December 2020 @ 9:45 am - 10:20 am
The winter solstice occurs around 10.02 am in London this 21st December. To mark the event, I will be hosting a finger labyrinth walk, accompanied by meditative music and bell chiming to indicate the exact moment of the solstice (at Greenwich). You do not need a finger labyrinth to take part, as images will be displayed on screen that you may like to gently follow with your eyes, or just bathe in the beauty of the meditation.
According to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, there will be 7 hours, 49 minutes, and 42 seconds of daylight on this, the shortest day, in London. This is less than half that occur at the time of the summer solstice in June.
Following the shortest day, the days start getting longer and the nights shorter. This is therefore a significant moment for drawing inward to the heart of winter, before starting to open outward to the promise of new light. My suggestion is that you use the in-path walk of your labyrinth meditation to go inward and come to a point of stillness, rest in the few moments of silence in the music break at the centre, during which the bell will chime to mark the solstice, before making your return walk with renewed intention and holding open for what may be during the months to come.
The event will be hosted on Clive Johnson’s Facebook page, as well as on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84291501605?pwd=dkFtV01FdFI5RzlXNDh3S2RZdW5LZz09
(meeting ID: 842 9150 1605 passcode: light).
If you join on Zoom, please note that you will be muted throughout, although will have access to Chat. The meditation will be followed later in the day by a two-part vigil to mark the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, including an attempt to link to the Virtual Telescope Project to view live images of the planets’ movements (please contact Clive Johnson for details).