Footnotes on the path of life….
2019 is nearing completion…
so early this morning i took the opportunity to 'review' my experiences from this time frame… & in the midst of doing this flashed back even further back to the 90's when I began using the computer, my son Lucas showed me how. It was; how to "work it" all new & exciting & a bit overwhelming…
& such an adventure! I knew it was a tool to answer questions & I had so many! I discovered a few spiritual sites, one in particular, it allowed an individual to share their story, I thought I was doing it anonymously… sending my words out to cyberspace, kinda like a prayer, between me & Creator Source
... I laugh now, realizing what one puts on the internet is always there, visible for ANY one to read or see…. I remember being so open in my sharing, allowing myself to be vulnerable… i was shocked when someone “commented” on my writing… I automatically shut down for a while ,it honestly frightened me! … course I opened again, made some VERY dear friends along the way; many who, altho we have never met in the flesh,it matters not; for the experience of our sharing so openly back & forth created a bond between us that we share to this day!
There was a time I journaled daily to rid myself of the monsters in my head… interestingly since joining social media, & sharing my stories, art, photos on~line… the monsters rarely bother me, & I find I journal in a different way these days.
I realize we each use social media in our own ways, for our own reasons, personally I realized/decided it was a wonderful opportunity to share & hold a space of love & joy, peace & harmony, a beautifull way to send healing to wherever, to whomever may require or except it!!!
And a way to To share my creativity….& so that is what I do!!!
this morning I pause, so many of my fb land friends & family have crossed over, I will miss their presence, & yet the connection is still there. Life is interesting for sure! So much change!! I know this past year of 2019 I have taken the opportunity to follow more fully my creativity, the voice of my heart & soul is ART, my path has taken me many different places, no regrets as the experiences have been healing & interesting & mostly rewarding in the sense they have made me more of myself!!!
This morning I took some time to re~visit many of the photos I shared during 2019 on my FB page
It was interesting to see all the photos I had shared, mostly my art, & nature photos.
Technology is pretty amazing for sure… a way to catalog our lives, to review at a later date...my website & blogs keep track of it all as well (although I noted I did not share there as much as in the past, something to ponder for sure!)…
these days I rarely care who sees what… I am who I am!
No hiding, not from myself, not from anyone!
Symbolically, of course the years are just a way our society marks the passing of time, the flows & rhythms, the seasons, the cycles, the wheel spins ever on!!
So blessings to 2019
thank you for being present everyday! thank you for all the opportunities you offered..… thank you for the gifts & blessings you brought in, thank you for some really amazing memories.... thank you for the lessons of growth & healing as well.…i am grateful for your companionship~ there were some heavy things that took place, most importantly the dark places were lit up with light, much exposed! No more hiding!!!
i look forward to your replacement; 2020, with a sense of wonder & excitement~~
blessings to 2019 as it winds down & prepares to leave~~
warmest hugs of love, joy & goodness~
for those of us who make our way via our art, our craft,
for those who do their best to be self sufficient
... may we always be inspired
may our intentions be bold & clear!!
may we thrive!!!
may we be prosperous
may all we require, find us in the moment....
may we know clarity
may we know goodness & joy
may we know Love!!!
may we be blessed beyond our wildest imaginings in 2020....
& so it is & so it is!!!
blessings from the seasons of light
blessings from the holy days of light
may the brightest of blessings light your days & nights...
may beautifull blessings fill your life.
may you find goodness.
may peace be with you.
may joy ring out...
may love fill & surround you!
from my heart to yours...
living the holy days
“The most important aspect of love
is not in giving or the receiving:
it’s in the being “
WINTER SOLSTICE PRAYER by Mary Saracino
Deep night, Dark night
Night of the longest sigh
Soulful night, Sacred night
Night of the longest dreams
Cold night, Holy night
Night of unfurling desires
Womb of the world, Birther of hope
Bringer of peace and good will
Pray, pray for all good things
That suffering for all will end
That life will thrive and generosity reign
In the hearts of all humankind
That joy will rise and children will fly
On wings of prosperity
Oh hear our plea, this silent night
When the moon is round in the sky
When hopes are high and eyes are wide
with delight and audacity
May Love prevail tonight, and always
Leading us back to our Source
May we dance with the dark, without hesitation or fear
And savor her promise of plenty
Night of the longest sigh
May our weary hearts stay vigilant and receptive
To all that is loving and dear
all the holy days.... yours, mine, theirs, ours...
many years ago,(in the 70's) i started wishing my friends happy holidays, because they were of different faiths, & i felt by doing so, it was a way of acknowledging their personal holy days, since there are so many during this time of year... now it seems to have become a "bad" thing to wish folks happy holidays... the winter season is full of so many holy days... the shifting circle goes round & round...in the northern hemisphere we have turned to the winter solstice...
a time of celebrating the return of the sun, which brings life to our planet & nature as well as humanity...
the return is celebrated by fires & candles... & being joyful!!
merry making... dancing feet & singing hearts & voices...
the promise of hope for all our tomorrows...
somewhere along the way, the ideas of differences being right or wrong, or good or bad have become a way of life, & so prominent in some folks very way of being they feel the need to push their ideas on to others.... which is so sad...
our differences make us unique.. & special,
each in our very own way...
shared or common practices, traditions, rituals...
are not about rights & wrongs....
they are just that;shared ideas...
& main theme this time of year is about celebrating & joy...
being with friends,family & those we love....
& how we choose to do this, what we choose to call this
is very personal....
all our days are meant to be holy...
all our days offer us an opportunity to celebrate life...
moving beyond the ideas of right & wrongs, mine or theirs...
moving beyond what is shoved down folks throats by
coming back to the heart...
coming back to a heart open to love
coming back to a peaceful heart...
coming back to extending that to ALL those around us..
coming back to a slower pace of the winter season...
thoughtful reflections, & the creating of hopes for tomorrows....
the warmth of hearth & home
the circle of family whether the bond is blood or friendship...
this is my practice, this makes my holy days... & my days holy!
so to you & yours... how ever you are celebrating the
winter season & ALL it's MANY holy days......
may you be blessed beyond your wildest imaginings...
may you know goodness & love...
may your life flow with joy ease & grace....
holy day hugs.... earthdeva/molly
molly rice ~~aka earthdeva