of Sowing and Reaping
is a beautiful sunny, uncharacteristically warm day on the morning of
Winter Solstice as I sit here contemplating my present moment that is
the seed of what February will be! I am so joyfully, quietly aware of
the present and future that I am building. I am peacefully, humbly grateful
for the awareness that once again reminds me "Do not take it personally.
This trip youre on is not about ego." As I remember that
and embrace that Truth my life is so much easier, so much happier, so
much lighter. I can feel my blood pressure go down. I can feel my arteries
open and relax. I can feel my facial muscles relax and I can hear my
laughter. I cant tell you how happy all that makes me feel. The
feeling is almost beyond words. Almost! (smile)
a few words I would like to share with you about what I see that will
keep me open to this kind of relaxed state of being. To embrace a reality
that says its not personal I have to be open to a reality that
says I am worthy; that were all innately good; that fear isnt
the essence of how we operate! I have to feed my being with loving thoughts.
I have to look with eyes of love and trust. I have to have a heart filled
with love, with hope, with faith, with peace! That doesnt happen
idly! That happens with conscious effort; that happens with wilfull
release of bitterness, anger, and resentment; that happens each time
I tell myself, "I truly love you and appreciate your efforts."
Along with all this I include the incomparable necessity of giving thanks
for every blessing; every blessing small and large. I cannot possibly
underestimate the value of giving thanks. There is a healing on every
level every time we give thanks. If we dont feel it I take that
as a clue to how much work I have to do; how much I have taken for granted
and not seen! When I keep my focus on the wrong things I cant
see the blessings within and all around me.
As I sit
here today on this Winter Solstice day I am fully aware that when February
comes I will have a picture of how I spent my time these last six weeks
and I will know that I can change my focus if I dont like the
fruits of my labor. In the agricultural realm of Earth and body February
is still a time of planting, sowing for an upcoming harvest. It is also
a time of thanksgiving for blessings received and blessings to come.
Thanksgiving is the building block for happiness and strength and courage.
I visit that altar often. I visit it often when I need healing, when
I am willing to give myself a chance again. I visit that altar when
Im at my wits end and I either see no light at all or I see a
in many traditions is the time when the light of inspiration is celebrated.
The Sun of Earth is getting brighter and casting a larger shadow. As
we breathe in the light and energy of inspiration I remind myself not
only breathe in but also breathe out; let go of all that is old so new
shoots of green life can come up to add new life and beauty to my inner
and outer world. As I feed myself and do my work I am ready, willing,
and able to embrace my wide wide world of possibility and opportunity.
Blessings of this growing season to you!!!
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