Epiphany, which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God as a human being in Jesus. In many cultures the arrival of the wise Magi, bearing gifts for the newborn babe, is celebrated. The original Greek word meant the arrival of dawn, sunrise. Later it indicated the encounter of a human being with God. In January we are blessed by the gifts of a few more moments of sunlight each morning. These days the word epiphany means ‘a bright flash of insight’. What gifts might wisdom brings to us this day, in this time, and how might we celebrate our own encounters with sacred wisdom within us and around us?
BIO- Reverend Amy Beltaine provides a UU ministry of spiritual mentoring through individual and group appointments, Sunday services, rites, and rituals. She helps broken-hearted allies and friends of the marginalized and oppressed struggling to feel their spiritual direction. We need all the support we can get! When (spouse) Hawthorne and Amy are not pulling their little home behind them they live in Portland, Oregon with a beagle named Zim. A graduate of Meadville Lombard School for the Ministry, Amy is on the coordinating committee of the UU Spiritual Directors’ Network. Amy is an accredited Spiritual Director, certified Transitions Specialist, nearly life-long earth-honoring Process-Panentheist, and faculty member at Cherry Hill Seminary. Amy aspires to become a Love-Ninja. Connect with Amy at http://amybeltaine.info.