Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blessing for the Old and the New

Great Spirit, we stand today
A thin veil between the passing year
Awaiting the coming new.

To add to this great Mystery of turning calendar pages
Great Spirit, you have gifted us a Blue Moon.
Something that comes usually but once a year.
To this is added a sky wonder of a Lunar Eclipse.
Reminding us there is much old business to attend.

Great Spirit, Father Time, guide us with Courage,
That we may look at what no longer serves us,
Us as singular beings and US as collective beings.
Guide us toward the highest good.
May we be grateful for the teachings of this past year,
Some bringing sorrow, others joy and laughter.

Great Spirit, Father Time, guide us with Hope and Open Hearts,
For there is much wonder and mystery before us.
Teach us the ways of looking behind for the growth,
Not in anger and hurt.
Teach and guide us that Love, Peace, and Compassion
Are the path.
Guide us with and in Kindness.

Great Spirit, Father Time,
We are children coming to the party
This eve, full of excitement for what may be;
Guide us to hold that place of excitement and awe
A place that has no expectations.
All is Mystery and Wonder.
Father Time, we thank you for this last year
With all that we lived.
We look forwarded to the new image of you as a baby.
How wonderful to be reminded that sometimes, something dies
For the new to come in to being.
Thank you Great Spirit, Father Time
May the New Year bring Prosperity, Health and Love
To all.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Welcome to the Returning Sun

Happy Hanukah, Blessed Solstice, Merry Christmas, a Bright Kwanzaa,
to Winter and Returning Sun

The cycle turns and we head into Winter in a very big way here in Maine.
Dawn begins to break after the longest night, the snow plows quiet, the snow for the moment has stopped - too cold even for it. 0 degrees!
The beginning of the cycle always finds me sitting with the night as I wait for the morning to come.
To wake the Winter.

Yes, I am a winter Baby, born in the coldest month of the season.
I wish to gift you with Love, full of Magic.
The Magic of this Season we call Winter.
The time of the Ancestor's -we stand in the North.
The whole Universe takes part in this Dance!

I wish for you Love and Compassion covering you as the Snow blankets Mother Earth, insulating her from the cold.

The brightness of Diamonds sparkling at every turn, may they remind you to be Gracious and Kind.

I wish for you Joy, bring out the child and
Delight as though each day were big flakes of snow gently falling on your out stretched tongue.

I wish for you Laughter that fills your belly,
and brings tears to your eyes.

I wish for you the Comfort of Friends, like a warm Winter fire and cups of Hot Coca.

I wish for you a Happiness, enough to share with the people you meet on the street, that you don't know.
A Smile to warm them and you.

May you find a Gentleness in the Quiet and Magic of this Season.

May you find it in your Heart and Body to Dance and make Merry!
For the whole of the Universe does indeed Dance with Us.

Bright Blessings to you and your Kin, however you may
Celebrate this Season!

I invite you to find Warmth in your Heat to chase the Cold Winter outside.

May you have Safety in your travels, as though you were snuggled in with Mother Bear for a long Winter nap.

Know that you are made of Stardust, your Essence shining like a Beacon to guide you on your way.

May the Divine Bless and keep you in it's Eye and Heart.

Happy Hanukah, Blessed Solstice, Merry Christmas, a Bright Kwanzaa,
to Winter and Returning Sun

22.12. 08

Snow Angel made in the wee hours of the morning after our first snow '09

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Chanukah.

The light is just beginning to fade.
It's been a cloudy day.
This beginning of Chanukah
The Festival of Lights,
What if...
We all let our inner light shine.
And all the seasons Celebrations
Were about returning to the core Nature of US.
Our light shining out into the world,
Each and everyone
Full of The brightness of us?

The Light this time of year is Magical,
The Sun rises and settings.
The way the Moon bounces it's Light
Over fields covered in Snow.
Yes, the Festival of Lights.

Blessings and Happy Chanukah,
May your inner light shine forth,
Lighting a path of Peace
May we all dance with love in our Hearts.

Blessing to all this Chanukah.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stumble and Fall...

Creator Mother
Guide me,
To understand my obstacles,
That they may show me a gentler way to be.
When I stumble and fall,
It is not that I am failing,
I have tripped because my eyes were shut.
Allow my heart to open to all.
Invite my emotions to be true to the moment.
Not some long ago hurt or situation.

Creator Mother,
Soften the words of anger against myself,
For when I am kinder to myself,
I find my kindness flows like a river.
Guide me to use what is no longer needed by me
To create a loving space for others.
Help me to create a community of caring.

Creator Mother,
Teach me the ways of being alone.
Warp your love around me, when I am lonely.
I have learned these two spaces are different.
It is the lonely that I struggle with.
Teach me to be gentle here,
That I can move forward with compassion.

Creator Mother,
Help me to be there for friend and enemy when
We stumble and fall.
We are all your children, all in need of love.
Guide me in love.
I give Thanks for this day.

photo taken at the studio of Naked Earth.
Thank you DKG.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snow, Snow Come and Play

Thank you Snow,
Great Creator, thank you for this beauty
First snow of the season.
Happy does it make us.
The way it lays a blanket
Of kindness,
Come out and Play it sings.
Great Creator, does it delight you as well?
This first snow?
There is lurking so much magic
In the fluff of it all.
So many different shapes!
All come together in Harmony.
A whisper of silence and Peace,
Showing us the way it could be.
Perhaps if we fell from the sky?
Great Creator, Snow Goddess
Thank you, for this First Snow.
This covering of gladness and Mystery.
Thank you, and now I have to go,
It wants me to come play!

photo of 1st snow '09 in the early AM

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Enough? What does it really mean?

Oh, Mother
I want to lay in your arms
Be held safe.
I wish to weep, and moan
Why am I not enough?
At the same time I hear all around me
Oh, my she is too much, she's so intense.
What do these labels mean.
Hold me Sweet Mother,
Let my tears fall to bring growth.
Let my eyes and face shine with the
Glory of Life,
The Mystery of Being.
Hold me Sweet Mother,
Remind me that I am enough.
That I am ME - which is all you ask of me
My tears fall like a river,
I long to be held,
To laugh with myself and another deep into the dark.
Hold me Sweet Mother,
Today, I feel like a motherless child.
Hold me Sweet Mother,
Show me, a way to be gentle to myself.
Have Compassion for the times I am lonely.
Enough, I want to understand what that truly means.
Are we all not Enough for us?
For the Great Mystery, the Divine Nature?
Hold me Sweet Mother,
I am but a Motherless child.
So, very grateful for your love wrapped around me.
Hold me Sweet Mother,
Till the tears turn to laughter.
Shelter me

Friday, December 4, 2009

Saint Theresa's Prayer

May today there be peace within..

May you trust the Universe that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in the Universe and Yourself.

May you use those gifts that you have received ,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be confident knowing you are a child of the Universe. Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

I didn't write this - this is old as is the Metta Prayer. We all learn to share in our hopes and prayers.