I need to share this post, too. Powerful stories! Thank you, Dana. David and I were talking last night about the importance and power of Story as ways of comforting each other and summoning courage and creative understanding and solutions. This is my favorite of all your marvelous posts! Happy Year of the Rooster!
The Chinese New Year is now being celebrated, and it is once again the Year of the Rooster. I see this as a tremendously positive and powerful sign–a message of light and hope in this time of darkness. In honor of the rooster, I offer two stories that demonstrate how powerful and protective the rooster is–and how the rooster’s energy this year can lend us power and strength to drive back the dark. So now, pull up a chair by the fire, and hear two stories of roosters and their magic.
As I mentioned a few blog posts ago, a group of us held an all night vigil for the winter solstice. This is not an easy ritual–it is about 15 hours of darkness, in the cold months of the year. Our ritual started well enough: we had a glorious sunset, a lovely ceremony, a…
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