Hello Journeyers! 12-12 is an important day for us. It is a time of great renewal for the soul. The easiest way for us to receive is by going outside to feel and integrate the new light/energy coming in.
Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives. ~ Ralph Levy
You chose the opportunity to experience contrast in time and space on our dear planet Earth. Duality is necessary for our physical existence. It is a place to experience levels of contrast to engender pain and suffering, maybe not directly to self but by experiencing it through others.
There is an ancient Zen parable that tells of a young monk-in-training who searches the world for a true master and a peaceful place. Yet, he finds only angry, unhappy people everywhere he goes.