We’re entering the season of Mystery and the Dark as our days get shorter and the nights longer. Until the Winter Solstice we walk through a season designed to take us further and further within the depths of our own presence. Instead of rushing madly here and there, as we usually do for holiday preparations, the increasing dark calls us to be still and quiet, to explore the deepest aspects of ourselves, and to converse with our sacred core. Our human presence weaves a unique pattern of human responsibility within this sacred mystery. We do not yet understand all of who we are as humans, our capabilities, and our impacts here and now on planet Earth. What we know is that our journeys matter – to ourselves, others, and Earth. Let us explore the importance of this journey and begin.