Bridge of Light 2013

Location: Global event
Start Date: 26 December, 2013 at 12:00
Finish Date: 01 January 2014 at 01:00
Leader: Yvonne Aburrow (View profile)
Cost: £0

Bridge of Light is an interfaith and omni-denominational cultural and spiritual tradition originating in 2004 and connected in its inspiration and organization to the Gay Spirit Culture Summit held that year, a gathering of 100+ spiritual leaders and change agents in the gay community. Since then, the annual winter ritual has helped to draw attention to the positive contributions made by members of the LGBT community in the areas of spiritual growth, inner transformation, and religious leadership.

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The core of the tradition is a simple ritual of lighting candles, one for each color of the rainbow flag, on New Year’s Eve (or from Dec. 26 to New Year’s, one candle for each day). Each color corresponds to a universal spiritual principle as well as the specific ways that this principle has found expression in the course of LGBT history and in our contemporary situation.

These are the principles of the Bridge of Light in their current form:

The First Principle

Color: Red
Meaning: The Root of Spirit (Community)
Order: Dec. 26 or first candle of New Year’s Eve
Suggested Practice: Meditations on the first chakra.

The Second Principle

Color: Orange
Meaning: The Fire of Spirit (Eros)
Order: Dec. 27 or second candle of New Year’s Eve
Suggested Practice: Meditations on the second chakra

The Third Principle

Color: Yellow
Meaning: The Core of Spirit (Self-Esteem)
Order: Dec. 28 or third candle of New Year’s Eve
Suggested Practice: Meditations on the third chakra.

The Fourth Principle

Color: Green

Meaning: The Heart of Spirit (Love)
Order: Dec. 29 or fourth candle of New Year’s Eve
Suggested Practice: Meditations on the fourth chakra.

The Fifth Principle

Color: Blue

Meaning: The Voice of Spirit (Self-Expression and Justice)
Order: Dec. 30 or fifth candle of New Year’s Eve
Suggested Practice: Meditations on the fifth chakra.

The Sixth Principle

Color: Purple
Meaning: The Eye of Spirit (Wisdom)
Order: Dec. 31 or sixth and final candle of New Year’s Eve
Suggested Practice: Meditations on the sixth chakra.

The Seventh Principle

Color: [THE ENTIRE RAINBOW OF COLORS KEPT LIT]
Meaning: The Crown of Spirit (Spirituality)
Order: Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day)
Suggested Practice: Meditations on the seventh chakra.

You can find suggested prayers and words for a Bridge of Light ritual at Dance of the elements: Words of inclusive love

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