Winter Rest: An Invitation Into Fertile Darkness

Winter is a powerful time for resting, spiritual growth, and listening to the fertile dark. It’s a time for slowing down. The only trouble is that it can be such a busy time.

Winter Rest offers you the support of community to create space for darkness and winter rest. On select Thursday nights we will gather on Zoom for about 10 minutes to ritually unplug and prepare ourselves to enter into the dark together. The rest of the hour – or the evening if you like – is for you to rest.

My only suggestion for this time is that it is dark and as un-electronic as possible. Maybe only illuminated with candles or night lights. You could sleep, walk outside in the dark, pray, sing, talk, give yourself a spa treatment. You might not feel like you know what to do, which is partly why we don’t give ourselves this time. This is why I am creating this container so we can overcome some of the things that get in the way of allowing fertile darkness in our lives.

The dark is so good for our health, for our dreams, for the cycle of life.

This invitation is my gift to you and there is no charge.

My inspiration for Winter Rest is the book Waking Up to The Dark: Ancient Wisdom For a Sleepless Age. This book is unofficial recommended reading.

Dates for Winter Rest:

Thursdays at 7 PM CT

  • November 11
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 9
  • January 13
  • January 20
  • January 27

Preparing yourself:

  • Finish evening chores
  • Turn off lights
  • Light your candle

Evening schedule

6:50 Zoom room opens for community time

7:00 Ritual to enter darkness

7:10 Darkness on your own

8:00 End of darkness, if you choose.