The Wayfarers Faith Collective approach is to gather together primarily those who seek a path of faith and spirituality

It’s a new year! New beginnings can sometimes bring along with them a bit of the ”same old, same old” in tow as baggage. It’s our choice whether to winnow away some of that baggage or just try to keep it at bay and hope it doesn’t crowd our path. Of course, new year resolutions are often one of those mechanisms we use to deal with old baggage. The truth is, though, they can sputter and fizzle out as the days and weeks go by while we scheme to simply do something different or new…to make a change.

We’re still in our first official month of winter that began way back with the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”). That’s because at the solstices, the sun’s declination appears to stand still. That is, the seasonal movement of the sun’s daily path (as seen from earth) stops at a northern or southern limit before reversing direction.

Sometimes, as we’re looking to make improvements or change directions in our lives, we first need to step back at the proper moments and simply stand still. Being still, observing and taking inventory is often more important than the diving in and taking action to accomplish what we think needs to be done. Yet, what needs to be done may not be as obvious as we believe and can even ironically get lost in our whirlwind of activity trying to address it.

This past month has also been the season of Christmas which, in contrast to its historical roots with the singing of “Silent Night” and the like, is perhaps the least still and silent season of the year! Though, if you follow the Western Christian calendar, you’ll notice that the 12th day of Christmas actually concluded on Jan. 5, and the day of Epiphany (meaning to “reveal,” “show,” or “bring to light”) has now emerged. We can even notice the days slowly becoming brighter and longer…at least if we stand still long enough to look intently at the workings of this world around us.

Well, the solstice has long past and the sun has been on the move, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be. So, as we enter a new decade (depending on how you count it), take some time to stand still and let the light in. It just might give you the opportunity to see with clearer vision and insight as you navigate this year of 2020 and well beyond.

Peace,

Michael

Welcome to Wayfarers Faith Collective, Milwaukee, WI

Are you looking for some company with whom you can aimfully wander this path of life, faith and spirituality? Well, this is a place for those with a wayfaring spirit to learn, question, share, laugh, cry, work, play, support, honor, eat and drink in this journey of life together.

We are a collection of smaller Dinner Gatherings that take place in welcoming homes throughout the Greater Milwaukee, WI area as far south as Kenosha and as far north as Port Washington. We also occasionally bring all the groups together for a larger Collective Gathering in Milwaukee. Feel free to navigate this website to learn more about us and what we do.

So, welcome to all you wayfarers out there open to sharing a delectable meal and looking for a safe and encouraging place to explore confounding life questions as we seek deeper spiritual meaning from our existence. We are part of a common journey as children of wonder in an ancient land as it passes through this timeworn universe.

Whew…that sounds profoundly intense, but don’t worry! We know how to have fun while we relax and enjoy the ride as well. So come on board, buckle in, and let’s see where this existential bus takes us together!

-Michael