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It is“ only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are without any self-deception or illusion that a light will develop out of the events by which the path to success may be recognized.”  I-Ching


Once again, we are in that time of year when the darkness passes into the light at the Winter Solstice.  It is a deeply spiritual time when many religions focus on significant rituals and holidays.  This year we are also approaching 12-21-12, a time of transition when we and the earth will move into a higher consciousness.

This Is The Beginning, Not the End

This date is significant as the end of the Mayan calendar, but the Mayans do not see it as the end of the world.  In order to understand it’s meaning, I ask that you view the video The Maya Talk About 12-21-12.”  To find it you will have to scroll down the page.

Find Love For All In Our Hearts

In this special time, let us put aside the presents and make time to release the negativity from our lives so that there is room for the light.  Let us reach out with love to all those around us.  Forgive those we feel have hurt us.  It is more important now than it has ever been for us to remember we are all human, no matter how different we may appear.  The only separation that exists is in our minds, and we can choose what we think.

Take this time to look at your life.  What illusions are you harboring?  What are you denying on the surface, but deep within know is true?  What changes do you need to make? We are all points of light if we choose to be and if we choose to be, that light may take us into a world of love and community.  What will you contribute?

Release Our Fears and Express Our Light

More than ever we need to remember this:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.

And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

 Release your fear, open your heart, express your light in the world to empower all you meet.  We are at the beginning of something wonderful! We can change the world.

Peace, Love, and Joy to you all!

© 2012 Georganne Spruce                                                                           ZQT4PQ5ZN7F5

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“I generate an energy field in and around me of a high vibrational frequency.  No unconsciousness, no negativity, no discord can enter that field and survive, just as darkness cannot survive in the presence of light.”  Eckhart Tolle

As the light outside slips away earlier each day, we are drawn to look more deeply inward.  What can we learn from the many religious celebrations that fill this time of year with joy and remembrance?  What holidays do you celebrate and what do they mean to you?

Celebrating Darkness and Light

Our celebrations have more in common than we may realize, for all celebrate the significance of light and remind us we are all One.  On December 22, we celebrate the Solstice, the longest day of the year, the time of deepest darkness before days begin to shorten, and we begin the journey back to the light and growth of spring.  In the Sumerian myth of Inanna, Inanna gave up her earthly life and journeyed to the underworld to visit her jealous sister. There, she was stripped of her power, died, and was reborn. The story is a reminder that, even when we feel all is lost, our wounds can be healed and burdens lifted.  We will find the light again if we are willing to take the journey.

Celebrating the Love of Christ

On December 25, we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus who has been called, “The light of the world.”  The 25th was also the Roman Winter Solstice based on the Julian calendar.  On this day, the birth of Jesus brought to our consciousness the idea of putting love at the center of our lives. We are to love our neighbors as ourselves and to treat them as we wish to be treated.  We are all given the challenge to replace the negative ideas that separate us with the belief that we are all One in love.  Love is the light that will heal and bring us to an enlightened awareness so that we may live as neighbors, regardless of our differences.

Celebrating Peace and Faith

Beginning on December 21, is Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights in Judaism.  This day commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean Revolt in the Second Century BCE.  Each night for eight days a candle is lit.  As the light grows, faith grows.  Like Christmas, it is a time of gift-giving, feasting, and celebrating with those we love. It is a celebration of light.

Celebrating Our Light Within

In these long dark days, we are more and more drawn to the light.  We enact rituals that bring us together and remind us that light, love and faith uplift and enrich our lives.  As the security of our lives is shaken by changes in the world around us, we must remember that the lights of celebration that comfort us are only reflections of the light within us.  It is that light that we must ignite to renew and grow our lives.  If we allow that light to shine outward, it will inspire and heal others.  That is the light that connects us to the eternal love of the Creator where we may dwell in peace regardless of the season.  In touch with the Creator, we are all blessed.

Have a wonderful holiday! I will post again on January 4, 2012.

©2011 Georganne Spruce
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