I have discovered something very helpful to me this holiday season.
It may seem obvious to you, but, in fact, I was surprised to learn again that the amalgam of holidays which we honor in varying ways all simmer down to one thing.
And so, from the heart of Laundry Line Divine, I wish you Light.
For this passing year, on all the sore spots and tough places and untended patches, let Light permeate those to ease. for breath and release.
For the events of this year that have scared us, jarred us, alerted us to the bigness of grief and the potential for change, let Light mix in to the murky depths and alchemize the grime in to golden rays of possibilities made real.
For the moments when you opened your eyes in wonder, let that generated Light fuel you to do what it is that ignites your joy in this world. Whatever it is, however preposterous, do that. Let what you yearn for be what you do. Please.
As Rumi says “Learn to Light the Candle.”
In a dark moment on Christmas Eve when I could not remember what all we were celebrating here, I read this by Jan Phillips, and it has made all the difference for me on these holy days of deep winter.
All blessings to you,
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