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Winter’s Invitation to Contemplation – Christine Valters Paintner

January 29, 2021
Winter trails and foot/paw prints in Colorado

My dear friend and spiritual mentor Christine Valters Paintner invited me to remember this time of introspection and reflection. Thank you, my dear friend and Abbess ❤️☘️

“Winter invites me to rest and contemplation, to making time for quiet walks in the few hours of light.  The God of winter invites me into a healing rhythm of rest and renewal, of deep listening in the midst of stillness, of trusting the seeds sprouting deep within that have been planted.  There is a harshness to this winter God as well, winter speaks to me of loss, it is the landscape of my grief in all its beauty and sorrow.”   — Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Sacred Seasons: A Yearlong Journey through the Celtic Wheel of the Year – A Self-Study Online Retreat

What gift is winter offering to you now? Are you being invited into a time of rest and contemplation, or are you travelling across a landscape of grief sculpting you in the shape of its beauty and sorrow?

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