Monday, December 20, 2010

Holi-Days and New Year's Blessings

Greetings, Friends,

The Winter Solstice is a very special day for me – I believe it is the true beginning of the New Year. And it is also a time to welcome and honor the return of the Light….. both the return of longer days and more sunshine (especially appreciated by those of us who are on solar power), and the increase of Light in the consciousness of humankind.

I did not write the prayer below… I don’t know who did. But I find it to be a perfect expression of my wishes and hopes for us – for ALL of us humans – in the New Year.
May this New Year be one of Joy, abundance, good-will, peaceful awakenings and graceful journeys.  May we have courage to look for the blessing in every moment,  and the audacity to celebrate it!

May compassion reign in our hearts and kindness ring through every word.  May our waking dreams be filled with joy, creativity and passionate pursuits. May our hearts and minds be joined as One; unified within, so without.

May we remember we are all Children of the Earth: kindred spirits, brothers and sisters, members of the Great family of Love.

May we choose Love over fear;  unity and harmony over separation and discord.  May we have the strength to claim our authentic power; standing true in Word, action and deed, and with firm resolve BE the change we wish to see in the world.

May our children see the Light of Love in our eyes.  May our elders be honored for the wisdom each bears.  May every Heart trust they are Divinely endowed with the birth-right to thrive,
and wake each day celebrating the Great-Full-Ness of life.

May we remember Heaven is within our Hearts, opening our eyes to the sacred in all things.  May we breathe prayers of thanks into each moment, and with reverence honor the gift
this Life brings.

This is our prayer.  We give thanks it is so!  And so it is!

~Author unknown.

And tonight is the lunar eclipse…. I was so hoping for a clear night for Moon watching, but it is very overcast here. I’ll have to settle for a picture of a previous eclipse:
Watching the moon at midnight,
Alone, in the middle of the sky,
I saw myself completely… whole,
No part left out.
~Words of a Dance of Universal Peace, from a poem by a 10th century Buddhist nun, Izumi Shibiku

To all of you who are my friends and family, wish you all blessings of Love and Light,
Shakura Cathryn
"Humankind is being led along an evolving course...and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are." ~Rumi - From "The Dream That Must Be Interpreted" ~p.113, The Essential Rumi

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