By Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
Today is the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
Starting tomorrow, the days become longer and the nights become shorter. This means more light that will be shining on our world as the sun once again moves closer to the earth.
We have needed light for centuries, and people from ancient to modern have created festivals and holy days to celebrate life-giving light.
In recent days, I’ve taken extra time to read about and think about our relationship with light.
At this time of year, Christians adorn their Christmas trees and houses with lights. Jewish people light the menorah, the nine-branched candelabrum that commemorates the miracle of the long-burning oil lamp a few thousand years ago.
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, is an author, trainer and psychotherapist who promotes, practices and teaches experiential methods including psychodrama, Family and Systemic Constellations, mindfulness and Tarot imagery.