Hello, dear ones --
It's the longest night of the year. Tonight is dark, dark and it looks like the light will never, ever return. But! tomorrow, the light starts returning, bit by bit. Hold on: it will be brighter, even in deepest February.
I hope tonight you are cuddling with your loved one(s), whether human, four-legged, or Other. That you're drinking something that warms your soul. That you are in touch with your deepest dreams. That you feel, in your deepest self, that small radiance that grows as you give it attention. That you understand that you are part of the Great Design: you, the waves in the ocean, the slow movement of the tectonic plates, the whirl of the stars; all related, all connected.
I have a very strong positive feeling about 2009. If you know your soul's deepest desires, this is the year you can release lots of energy to make it happen. If you don't, this is the year it comes up for you so you can look at it and embrace it.
Enjoy the ride! Enjoy the sights, the smells, the sounds, the people along the way. You are blessed, now and into the New Year, with your own best blessing.
I'll be around this holiday season, cleaning, walking, celebrating my connection to the natural cycle. The website will be undergoing some redesign; I hope to be finished by my birthday (which is when, you ask? January 2, thanks!) I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'd love to hear from you. Please let me know how you're doing.
with much love and hopes for peace,
Hello, dear ones --
Posted by Duffi McDermott at 6:36 PM
Hello, dear ones......
It's getting darker out there, isn't it? Not only are we stepping towards the darkest part of our astronomical year, but the news seems very grim. People losing jobs; their homes; continued deaths of our soldiers in Iraq. The tensions between Pakistan and India are really high. The crises in Africa keep getting worse. It seems that no continent is immune from disaster.
Do you think I'd leave you in such a grim place? Truly, at the deepest part of our souls, we are safe. Source, Spirit, Goddess, whatever your name for It is, there is where it rests. A small candle, sometimes, but the radiance is always, always there. Sometimes hard to find: a tiny star in deepest night.
So breathe deeply, dear ones, and feel at that deep place that there is light for you. Whatever your circumstance, wherever you are on your life's journey: the deepest of beauties is in your soul. Expansive beyond your imagination: light. Breathe it in, and feel it permeate your being. Breathe it out, and share it with the world.
Be well, be safe, as we step down this spiral staircase, and come to the deepest place of all.