It is significant that truth is so often compared to light. The analogy is a powerful one. Perhaps it springs from the fact that light reveals thing as they are, showing that which is hidden, while darkness obscures. In the light, we see what is, not what may be.
This is not to deny the importance of the darkness. Darkness contains all potential. It is not merely the absence of light, but something that is, in its own way, just as vital.
The long nights and short days of winter are pregnant with potential. A creative chaos, the womb of all that is unmanifest, lurks in the shadow. But in the fullness of time it must be replaced by rebirth, by manifestation, by light, by truth rather than ambiguity - and thus we have the return of Sunna, the Sun.
Light a candle to Truth, and define the world.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Ninth Day of Yuletide
From the Asatru Folk Assembly: