Location: Global event
Start Date: 26 December, 2010
Finish Date: 1 January 2011
Welcome in the new year with Bridge of Light, a new holiday honouring LGBT culture and spirituality.
People celebrate Bridge of Light by lighting seven candles, one for each color of the LGBT rainbow flag, on New Year’s Eve -- or from 26 December to 1 January, one candle per day.
Each candle stands for a universal principle and its expression in the lives and history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people:
Red - The Root of Spirit (Community)
Orange - The Fire of Spirit (Eros)
Yellow - The Core of Spirit (Self-Esteem)
Green - The Heart of Spirit (Love)
Blue - The Voice of Spirit (Self-Expression and Justice)
Purple - The Eye of Spirit (Wisdom)
All Candles - The Crown of Spirit (Spirituality)
The candles are intended to provide a starting point for individual and group meditations on the meaning of spirituality in our lives.
Kittredge Cherry worked with Joe Perez, the founder of Bridge of Light, to revise the principles to include the chakras. You can read their discussions at the Gay Spirituality Blog. They’re open to future revisions, so let them know what you think!
Bridge of Light resources
Jesus in Love blog: Bridge of Light
Gay Spirituality: Bridge of Light
Joe Perez: Bridge of Light
Dance of the elements: words of inclusive love (a prayer and benediction for Bridge of Light)