If you don't mind, could you please answer the questions below regarding the holiday you celebrate?
I am feeling a spiritual pull, not so much religious, but more earth based. I grew up going to a Christian church most Sundays, but it never really spoke to my heart. My df grew up without church and has no pull at all, but he does feel a connection to the earth. Now that we have our own family we really want to find a way to connect to the magic of the Christmas season, aside from the religious and consumeristic aspects. We are trying to find ways to celebrate in a new, concious way that holds more meaning.
Right now Christmas just doesn't feel authentic to us at all. I'm sure we will always celebrate though because there are aspects of the holiday we enjoyed as children that we want to continue. However, my whole thing is I want to know the "whys" about everything before we just adopt a celebration as our own. Perhaps maybe I am overthinking this, but I feel it’s important for us to understand the meaning behind each celebration in order to truly be nourished by the experience.
(I'm leaving it blank so you can fill in what you celebrate)
1. What does ______ mean?
2. What the origin of ______ and what does it celebrate?
3. What is happening in nature during this time and how will your celebration reflect this?
4, What symbols are appropriate to _____ and how will we display them?
5. Why do you celebrate _____ ?
6. How will you celebrate?
Thanks so much!