Practicing Joy in the World The month of Joyful Awareness March 22 to April 30 “Nothing is so beautiful as Spring… What is all this juice and all this joy?” For poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring, with all its juice and joy, new life flagrant and fragrant everywhere, is the Earth’s yearly re-creation of the […]
Month by Month Reflections for the Year of Joy.
Nine Goddesses to Nurture Nine Steps on the Path of Joy
This Year of Joy calendar gathers nine steps along the Path of Joy into nine months, composed of four ten-day weeks. The weeks invite you to explore joy through each of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air, which can be experienced as metaphors – the fires of passion, for example, or the tears of sorrow – as well as richly concrete in themselves. The nine months, 360 days, come to an end on December 26, leaving five intercalary days before the Year for Joy begins again on January 1.
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