Today in the town of Shining, is the Festival Of Winter Light. This is the annual festival attended by people from all over the world, and is an antidote to depression, loneliness and separation.
In Shining, some of the core values are respect to all things and gladness of the heart. When people visit Shining they are re-connected back to the best of themselves.
Fortified against those things which cause them to withdraw from people, out of fear of getting hurt.
You can feel it in the atmosphere when you arrive in Shining. It’s like fresh mountain air. Unpolluted. When you breathe it in, it immediately causes a feeling of uplift.
A sense that only good things can happen here.
The festival is a really magical day. In the turquoise yurt, the storytellers are telling stories that warm the heart and cause a glow. Stories that evoke the best of humanity. Where people give without counting the cost.
These stories are like gemstones that demonstrate what it can be like when generosity holds sway, and the healing this brings.
The Pale Pink Tent
The pale pink tent is dedicated to Blessings. This is a special place. Here you can ask for any person you choose to be included in the Blessings.
So you tell everyone in the tent the name of the person you want to send Blessings to. Maybe say a little bit about them. And everyone in the tent will then send that person supportive warming enhancing energy.
The White Tent
In the white tent a visiting lumenologist is hosting a research panel on the connections between the Shining Light, Chromosome 12, and the Homeobox.
The Homeobox is a cluster of genes that guides an embryo from an undefined mass into a head, arms, feet, body and so on. It holds the code for the growth and order of the human form.
The research is opening up the theme on whether the Shining Light holds the light for the all the other 23 lights.
The Gold Tent
In the gold tent there is a process called The Casket of Values. In this process people recall moments from their lives that hold a deep value for them. Moments that will live forever in their memories. These moments are written down and placed in the Casket of Values.
Then people come out and take a valued moment out of the casket and read it into the atmosphere, building a rich feeling of value and values. Like coded lights that will never go out.
The Pale Yellow Tent
In the pale yellow tent are Small Sparkling Ceremonies. Here people come into the tent and their uniqueness is celebrated with spontaneous music, dance and poetry by the Ceremonies team.
It’s a joyous experience for all concerned. For each ceremony is unique and in the moment, designed to reflect back to the person their strengths and qualities. And the love that they are the only them that has ever lived!
The Pale Green Dome
In the pale green dome are the Re-Imagineers. These are the dreamers who love to re-imagine the future. They are devotees of imagery and creating pictures of what the future could look like.
They sit quietly, allowing their imaginations to work freely, but always connected to the heart and soul of themselves. The feeling in the dome when you walk in is very liberating, as if you have walked into a world very different to one you live in now.
So that’s a little glimpse into the festival. If you can be there then great. If not, remember that wherever you are today, you can touch another life with the warmth that comes from the feeling of humanity you carry in yourself.
For to Shine is to uphold the richness of human life, and give to others without counting the cost.