Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Winter Solstice


I celebrate joy in life.

I use any excuse to celebrate love.

Every time we connect with another is a blessing.

In the days of greater darkness, we can remember that “All is well”.

Winter Solstice.

The celebration of Winter Solstice is a time to recognize changing light and seasons.

As we officially enter Winter with the least light, we remember light comes from within.

We learn to look for the light and listen to our inner light.

As we celebrate the season of Light, we seek the light within ourselves and others.

Joy is Light.

Gratitude is Light.

Wisdom is Light.

Love is Light.

And so it is we seek the Light and delight in what we see and can be.

The Light of the Solstice is remembered in the white snow of winter, sparkling in the moonlight.

The Light of Christmas with the Star of Bethlehem, Christmas trees lights bring happy reminders.

The eight nights of Chanukah awaken the miracles of our faith as they bring joy and insight.

Even the light of Kwanza opens my heart to remembering true community outreach and compassion.

In winter, a time of rest and renewal, we are called to sit by the fire, reflect and enjoy the peace.

During times of darkness we can share with friends and neighbors, read more and feel warm inside.

In times of less sunlight and warmth, we are called to conserve our energy.

When there is scarcity of needed fuel, food and heat resources, we are to preserve what we have.

Natural responses to the changes in nature teach us when to conserve what we have.

We are learning to respond to our resources of time, money and energy.

We are taught by nature and the environmental changes as well as the changing times.

We can learn easily with openness and willingness or with stress through our resistance and ignorance.

We waste energy by complaining.

We increase our resources with appreciation.

We heal our judgments with optimum forgiveness.

We enjoy the changing seasons when we respect their uniqueness.

The same is true with the changes in people and circumstances.

When we react with fear and judgment, pushing to do it our way, we meet resistance.

When we respond with love and acceptance, allowing what is to be, we enjoy what we have.

We can learn and benefit from all things, whether we like them or not.

Consider reflecting on what is.

Allow all judgments to be forgiven.

Sincerely learn and benefit from everyone and everything.

Remember your perception and appreciation make all the difference.

You can bring your light to your world~ 

I see You.  I know You.  I love You.

Betty Lue

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. 

I woke and I saw that life is all service. 

I served and I saw that service is joy.” 

Kahlil Gibran