|Posted on December 4, 2016 at 10:45 PM|
There isn't a plan for a FWH group Yule this year. I think the winter months are perhaps the most emotionally taxing for nearly everyone and it shows in the turnout for events, including Yule. I will be doing a Yule celebration with my close family and friends this year.
I want to encourage you to do a Yule celebration with your family, your closest friends, and those you truly consider "kindred." Honor the Disir and Motherly wights on Mother's Night. Pour some mead on a stone for the passing Wild Hunt. Light a warm fire, and connect with those in your life, and those who have passed on.
Yule is an important time of the year. FWH has served over the last few years to garner strong independent Heathens who know how to practice and be comfortable with their own faith. We will have some events through the winter months for when you get bored, lonely, or curious.
The spring will usher in growth, hope, and industriousness. I encourage folks to comment on this post and suggest some constructive things they'd like to see in their lives, and in the group, when the spring comes.
Also, some people don't have it as well as others this time of year. Be mindful, caring, and hospitable. Remember what the mystery of Gebo, the gifting rune, teaches us and head these lines,
"A kind word need not cost much,
The price of praise can be cheap:
With half a loaf and an empty cup
I found myself a friend."
Wæs þu hæl, to your Good Health,
Mark Bayless Pope
Fort Wayne Heathens Lawspeaker