Saturday, June 20, 2009

the beginning of the new and the new beginning

Winter solstice and Matariki are here.

The new year of growth is begun. It is time to discard that which is no longer needed and move forward into the new day and year. A time of promise and growth, a time of rebirth and forgiveness.

This is a nice description from the Maori Language Commission:

"During Matariki, we celebrate our unique place in the world. We give respect to the whenua on which we live, and admiration to our mother earth, Papatūānuku.

Throughout Matariki, we learn about those who came before us. Our history, our family, our bones.

Matariki signals growth. It's a time of change. It's a time to prepare, and a time of action. During Matariki, we acknowledge what we have and what we have to give.

Matariki celebrates the diversity of life. It's a celebration of culture, language, spirit and people. "

It's cold and frosty here with beautiful blue sky weather, the perfect winter's day. My intuition is saying that we are in for a new year of fantastic progress.

Blessings and all the best.

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