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Looking ahead [Oct. 8th, 2015|01:35 pm]

As a person of decidedly heretical (whether pagan or Christian; theist, deist or agnostic ) spiritual leadings general Advent readings don't appeal to me.

So, do you know an Advent meditation/reading/exercise that you think would appeal, in whole or in part to me?

Right now i'm thinking i'm going to have to create my own. (I suppose searching for quotations appropriate to meditations is similar to waiting....)

I recall one year i journaled in a booklet i made with pages marked with labyrinths. I could add that....

Thanks for any pointers


[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2015-10-08 08:42 pm (UTC)
If you do find one, please share!
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-10-09 02:32 am (UTC)
That was my thought, as well.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-10-17 05:02 pm (UTC)
Will do, although so far i think i'll be making my own.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2015-10-11 10:14 pm (UTC)
I suppose one could, if one wanted, make up some icons from famous holiday stories - investigating how any why they were valued/valuable.

I dunno if that's meaningful, though. Advent wasn't a "thing". I mean, I knew what Advent was, I just didn't see it as a distinct thing... like it was just an oddball name someone picked out for some reason to describe those days.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-10-17 05:02 pm (UTC)
Historically, advent was observed as a time of waiting. Christmas music and festivities didn't begin until sundown Christmas eve. For cultures without such bounty as ours, meals would be doubly simple, once due to the seasonal limitations, and once due to saving up the treats for holidays.

Personally i found one season -- from Samhain to the solstice -- to have been enriched by "saying no." I postponed making decisions, i declined many requests and invitations. I hibernated, in a way. When that period of rest was over, i felt so incredibly refreshed. I think i'll be including that practice this year, as well.
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