In the moment before dawn, when the stars are still visible, though fading slowly from view, we are able to contemplate our being as a part of the larger reality. The stars and we are one. The earth beneath our feet, the barren trees casting shadows across the cold ground, and the first bird of morning raising its voice in welcome of the new day, all also share the energy that animates us upon this plane of existence. Within the All is a continuous energy that vibrates and energizes us as it informs and sustains us in the interdependent web. Namaste!
The poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti writes of anticipating a “rebirth of wonder.” As the darkness grows around us, we can throw off the cloak of fear and embrace the idea of anticipating such a rebirth in our lives and in the world. As we sit, candles glowing, their flames’ light reaching into the surrounding darkness, we can open the eyes of our heart to the potential for a new world being born out of the darkness and bursting forth soon, so soon, into the light. Now is the time to open our hearts to the coming “rebirth of wonder.” Namaste!
As the sun’s course decreases our hours of light, we can begin to welcome the darkness as a time for contemplation and renewal, a space in which we can contemplate our own cycles of personal darkness and light. As we ease into a slower pace of being, we can witness our own response to the shifting patterns of the world around us. In the darkness, there is the potential for the seed of inspiration to stir and envision its own vibrancy in the coming light. Namaste!
In the illusion that we accept as reality, we have arrived at the last month of the year. It is time to take stock and bear witness to the joys and sorrows we have experienced on this path. As we sit with candles lit to assuage the darkness that grows with each passing day, we can contemplate the glow that is reflected in our physical as well as spiritual eyes. The eyes of our heart begin to see and appreciate the growing awareness that the moment of rebirth is fast approaching. Namaste!
A month of giving thanks comes to an end. We have examined the art of asking and receiving and giving in turn. We have learned that the others we recognize as partners in this incarnational phase of our spirit’s travels through the interdependent web are here, on both sides of the veil, to inform and sustain us. We have learned that there is a silence in which all questions may be asked and all answers received. And we have learned that it is in gratitude that we open the doors to a deeper understanding of our ability to give, and indeed give thanks! Namaste!
The growing silence can fill some with a sense of disquiet and dread. In the silence are the seeds of self-contemplation and discovery and, for some, this can be frightening and jarring. When we find ourselves mired in a routine that does not serve our life’s goals, we need to take that quiet moment and ask for help in determining how best to attain our spirit’s objectives in this lifetime. As we put forth the question, we can confidently know that there are those in spirit waiting to help us. When we open ourselves to the assistance from across the interdependent web, we can find peace in their guidance, and give thanks! Namaste!
In the silence are all the answers to the quandaries, problems, dilemmas, challenges we face. When we place our questions into the realm that presents itself as silence, those in spirit—loved ones, guides, teachers, and masters—are able to consider the various scenarios that will ensue depending on which answer is given to any given problem. When we place ourselves in a situation of receiving the answer, and carefully consider following it, we are more likely to place our next steps firmly and assuredly on the correct path. When we sit in silence, we can hear the answers we seek, and give thanks! Namaste!