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December 8, 2012

Religion column: We are in the season of light

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We are now in the midst of a cold, dark winter — the season when we are in the most need of warmth and light! In the dark of winter, we like to light candles and decorate with strings of electric lights, to brighten the early evenings. And the long winter nights provide more opportunities to spend time going within to seek the inner light. When seen with our spiritual eyes, this inner light will shine so brightly that our bodies will be full of light. Let us radiate our light out into the world, to bring peace and goodwill to all of creation.

Emily VanLaeys of Oneonta is a freelance writer and editor. She is a certified life-cycle celebrant specializing in personalized weddings. She has performed ceremonies all over New York state and has received the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award for the past two years.

 

 

 

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