I awoke this Christmas morn at 330am…maybe it was the full Cancer moon, or maybe it was my body processing all the good food and wine from the night before, or just maybe it was my inner child waking me up in hopes that I might spy on St. Nick!
Either way I am up and wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!
For me this has always been a most magical time of the year. As a kid I longed for this season as it always brought with it the ornaments and decorations, snow, hot cocoa, Christmas lists, the school pageant, Christmas presents, Santa, and for me the joy of the anticipation on Christmas Eve. I think I loved that night the most as a child…it was filled with magic, awe, and wonderment.
As I grew up it always seemed to stay with me. And during the 13 years or so I spent developing myself spiritually it birthed inside of me an even deeper awareness and sense of gratitude for what this time of the year means. Quieting oneself is not always easy during this time (i.e., menu planning, shopping, gifts, cookies, relatives, travelling…) but if we can take a little time and find a moment of peace and quietude you can tap into the peace of this season…
Everything is dark, the nights are long, the days are short, the trees are bare, the ground is sparse, we want to curl up by the fire, and hibernate…it is a time of drawing near to ourselves and our family…a time of reflecting.
I love this time of the year. I love to see all the wishes of joy, peace, love, happiness in the social media realm. I love to see all the care of the menus, and cookies! I love to see all the gifts given to each other. I love the lights.
My gift request- to the Universe- is that this awe and wonderment, the abundantly and freely given blessings, the gifts, the care of food, the time spent around the table eating and gathering together, would last all year!
So many blessings to all of you my friends…may you receive all that you are looking for this day and year to come…may you be filled with all that you need to keep growing and maturing into the best you possible…and may the quiet and powerful nurturing presence of this season bring to you all the inner love, joy, and peace you need.