Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Today the sun finally came out and spread glorious golden rays all over the whitened landscape. I've been sick for nearly a week and I finally felt well enough to go outside for a quick walk even thought it was bitterly cold.

I saw loads of coyote tracks. They came right up to the house and were all in the gardens too. I have voles that dug up the garden soils quite badly last fall....I hope the coyotes have a chance to find a few for dinner... we seem to have more than enough to share.

The light on the snow was incredible...the glittering rainbow sparkles were intense and did not come out in the photos, sadly. Still, it did inspire me to try a quick little idea that had come to me while I had been recovering my health earlier in the week.

A simple labyrinth line to the heart of the matter. After the sun sets, if the sky is clear, the snow turns the most gorgeous shades of blue as it reflects the deepening sky.

I have been feeling such gratitude for all that is here on the planet and in this life experience. As we turn over new pages in our collective day-keeping devices, it is always a good time to acknowledge what we do have in some sort of ceremonial way. For me, this was a simple gesture towards that idea.

As the sun sank below the horizon, and the twilight deepened, I placed a single candle in the well of the heart... it gave off a beautiful glow. 

The Heart of the Land.....warmed from the Earth below, wrapped in a frosty blanket...a simple, single line to follow...wishing Peace to All Beings.

May the Blessings of the New Year shine brightly upon you and yours!

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