Friday, December 17, 2010

A Flurry of Thought

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.

-- Etty Hillesum

As I write this snow is falling, plows are running, people are shoveling and children are hoping there will be no school tomorrow.

I've always loved the quiet beauty of snowflakes. It is said that no two are amazing is that?

I had an enlightening meditative bath last night...and like the snow thought gave way to another...and another until I was immersed in a contemplative storm.

I was so relaxed that afterwards I fell right asleep and I was humming to myself when I woke up.

I love moments like that...that change us and somehow make everything seem new and shinning.

I keep waiting for the stress of the holidays to hit me...but instead I keep feeling more empowered. I've finished shopping. I only have two more breads to make and then my baking will be done. The wrapping is almost done. I've already made desert for Yule dinner. I got out Holiday cards. I've sent gifts to all those I can't see right now. So, on the whole I am good.

Maybe...just maybe I'm getting more organized every year.

I mean I know there is no tree and little decorations but really the holiday is not about is about light being returned to the world. And that light is reborn in each of us. So this holiday to me is about family and celebrating that light within each of us that we all share.

I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.


For those that celebrate I wish you a Blessed Yule. May the light of the season be reborn in your hearts.

Bright Blessings,




Rue said...

It's true, you have become a formidably organized person! ...but I also wonder if you've just become so acclimated to stress that the usual holiday whirlwind is a trifle by comparison. :O

Either way, I'm glad that the season is bringing you its peace and joy. :)

I'm not nearly so serene, didn't get stuff ordered so I'm going to actually have to go out among 'em and shop...*shudder*

love and blessings! <3

Geraldine said...

I can't see your pic (just a blank) but I'm guessing it's a scene filled with snow, so nice!

There is a TV commercial they are running from Vancouver right now, all with old home movie clips and at the end it says: Make Memories this Season, Not Garbage. I think in more ways than one, that sums up what these holidays are suppose to be about.

I wish you and your family a lovely and memorable Christmas and much abundance in 2011. Hugs, G

Geraldine said...

PS: Just stopping in to wish you a wonderful holiday and all the good things in 2011!