A Personal Note on the Holidays

The holiday season is here, celebrated in many different ways, with many different traditions. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and others less well known, but not any less important. I felt very compelled to celebrate the Solstice this year by honoring Mother Earth, joining others across the world as we all offered our contributions to peace and to the sacred. And last night the full moon shared her beauty as the night sky was as bright as day, illuminated by the powerful reflection of the moon’s light.

Have we forgotten to see the beauty that surrounds us? Especially at this time of year, when so many are rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts, planning the perfect meals or presenting the perfect holiday parties as we all gather together with high expectations for these outcomes. Because of my gifts, I can feel the anxieties of others as they scurry about trying to live up to the advertiser’s portrayal of the perfect holiday gathering.

I think about those who have nowhere to go, perhaps have no home or money to even participate. How must they feel at this time of year? Yes, there are avenues for giving to those who have less and many are generous with their time and their money to help others. And I honor the generosity of those who reach out to lift up others this time of year.

But once again, I question how we focus so much on physical giving rather than honoring the sacredness of life. Not only the lives of those we love, but the life of the Mother, who gives to us daily without charge. Can we begin to offer gratitude for all the gifts we have received in order to even live our lives here upon this physical plane? I think of climate change, deforestation, pollution and the pervasive fear of lack and feel we can do a better job of honoring the Mother.

This is a time of awakening and change and I know that many of you are feeling it, even though you may not be conscious of exactly what is happening to you. For those of you who are facing challenges in your personal life at this time, I repeat what I am told so often, that you are not alone because you are connected to all of creation. This includes your connection to the Mother and all of her creatures.

Life is sacred, all of life. And I encourage you to live your life authentically and with that personal power we so often give away to others. The physical possessions we own do not matter as much as the love that surrounds us. We have so much to give and I hope that you can give and accept love in your daily life. Often the quiet, unassuming actions of generosity and love go unnoticed. Look around you and share from that deep reservoir of love which exists within you.

Holiday traditions are wonderful and can be a part of life to which we look forward every year. I know that I have many fond memories of family traditions throughout my life. But please know that love is the basis of our existence. Honor the love that surrounds you, love that comes from those around you, from the Mother and from the unseen world.

The pendulum of life has swung far to the side of fear and it is time to begin to bring it back to center. It is possible and is occurring as many are quietly doing their part to eradicate fear and bring peace back into our way of life.

You are a part of this awakening and I ask you to take time to give gratitude for all that has been given to you. Share your loving nature with others and most importantly with yourself. For you have come so far and have so much further to go on your personal journey.

If you need some quiet time to reflect and replenish, then do so.

If you feel the need to change your traditions because they no longer serve you, then do so.

If you are feeling alone and forgotten, please know that you are not.

We are in this together, this human existence and love will move us forward and see us through.

I send out my love to each and every one of you in hopes that you can feel the joy of life every day of your existence. And I offer my gratitude to all of you for what you are doing to change this world.

Thank you for allowing me this space to ramble and reflect. And thank you for continuing to follow this blog.

I wish you all peace and joy and a gentle path forward. May we all do what we can to honor each other and the Mother.

With deepest love

Celine

 

 

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This is what happens when you leave a gopro out on the sea ice

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Remember this day all the love which surrounds you

Remember those who have crossed your path

And bless them for their impact on your life.

Remember the connection that brings you

Strength, knowledge and guidance.

And remember who you really are,

An eternal being of light, created in love.

Dear One, do not allow your human mind to block out the truth of your existence. Do not allow your suffering to cause a permanent rift between you and your Source. Instead, embrace the love which surrounds you. Understand that suffering is only a step towards enlightenment.

Would you truly move forward on your own if you were safe and settled in your daily existence? Would you readily choose to leave behind stability and complacency in order to travel out of your personal comfort zone? This journey of yours includes forward movement which often must be initiated from an external source, be it from this realm or from another realm.

This is how your connection to the All works with you. Synchronistic encounters, creative tension in relationships or actions, many of which are challenging you to find the strength within to move forward. Dear One, your purpose here is not to settle into a protective trance and not emerge until you return home. You chose to come here to experience new challenges to ‘test your wings’, to see how well you could fly in the face of adversity and adventure.

There is no judgment or punishment involved in your path homeward. Quite the opposite, there is only loving support, watchful anticipation and gratitude for you as you go through this experiential existence. Do not doubt yourself or your worthiness for love. Understand that all of thee are being encouraged to ‘spread your wings’ and to fly with grace and love.

Understand the connection that you have with all of creation when situations arise that are challenging for you. Understand that all are a learning opportunity for you. You have the choice to engage in love or in anger. You have the choice to walk away with grace or in fear. Can you find the compassion within for others who are creating the tension and see them through a lens of love? Can you see others, even those who have been in your life for many years, can you see them as if for the first time?

The choice is yours whether to act or to re-act towards others. The choice is yours whether to practice self-love or self-judgment. The choice is yours whether to cower in doubt and fear or to take a chance with faith and courage. Whatever you choose, our love for you continues in all of its intensity. And whatever you choose, we will always provide another opportunity to grow and to soar.

Remember, Dear One, to breathe, to love and to allow time to just sit in silence and peace as often as you can. These quiet times allow you to re-connect with the All in a manner which will empower you with the strength and knowledge you need to move forward.

May you know love in its purest form.

May you accept this love and share it will all who cross your path.

Shake the mist from your eyes

And see clearly the magnificent light which surrounds you.

Feel the warmth of our embrace

As we love you unconditionally and support you on your journey home.

Know peace. Know Joy and share it with all who cross your path.

Dearest One with All of Thee.