Snowman Tree ready to greet guests in my front hallway
Today's wishcasting question comes right as I am deep into holiday decorating mode.
Where some people would be overwhelmed by the level of decorating I do~it takes me a little more than a week to get my current home decorated~having loads of sensual Taurus energy in my astrochart, it fills me with a butt load of joy to put this much time and effort into making my home a delight for all the senses.
I call it setting the stage for magic to unfold.
I didn't always do this level of decorating.
It was just last year we started a new tradition
inspired by Joanna Powell Colbert's most excellent ebook,
A Crown of Candles (How to Throw an Fabulous Santa Lucia Party).
It was such a joyful experience for me to open my home
and truly celebrate life and love and friendship
I couldn't wait to do it again.
So what treasures do I wish for?
The treasure of time with the people I love most.
Because it's not about all the decorating, though I hope
it brings a level some seasonal joy to my family and friends.
In the end it's about spending time with the most excellent and
admirable people I know...which is one of the
greatest treasures I could ever open up to receiving.
And I hope to revel in treasured relationships for years to come.
"People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves."
The Sun shines its light all across Mama Gaia's face leaving no space in complete darkness for long.
It knows that sharing it's light does not diminish it.
The moon takes it's turn sharing it's light waxing until it is fully glowing in the night sky
Yet is does not wane because of comparing its brilliance to that of the Sun.
It knows there is a time to shine in full force and a time to go inward rest and recharge.
The same is true with you. You have been on an inward journey for some time now.
You've needed the space to rest, recharge and gain the wisdom of what to do next.
Shine your light.
You are the spark of hope in a world threatened to be closed in by doubt and fear.
Shine your light.
You are the candle flame that ignites all others while not being diminished.
Be like the Sun and Moon dancing and serving all of creation
Be like a star shining in the night sky
A star doesn't compare itself to others when it becomes visible...it shines brightly as part of the whole
Starring at them can you truly say one star's light is better than another star?
Like a sacred torch held high to light the way, your brilliance is needed right now.
Not when you've earned enough money,
or figured out what you want to do when you grow up
or lost enough weight.
These are exterior things unnecessary for the spark of who you are to be shared.
Ask for and receive the blessing of light within your heart
and know that it is the same light that comes from the sun, the moon and the stars.
Shine your light like an endless stream of rainbows
Be a blessing to the world
And be blessed yourself.
Here we are at wonderful Wishcasting Wednesday!
Low and behold Jamie has posed another excellent question
What do you wish to remember?
In the US, businesses are bombarding us
with as many adverts as possible in an
effort to get us to buy bunches of stuff.
And many folks, including myself, just aren't
as financially well off this year as they were
last year which can lead to feeling poor.
This year we chosen not to spend much
on things as we'd rather have experiences.
But I still have a little bit of nagging
from the voice of excess.
That voice says buying more stuff will
create the joyful magic I try to recreate
every time this year.
That voice longs to have a larger account
But this morning, I think back on years past and
realize it was never the excess that made the magic
It was the company of family and friends
and of good food and quality time spent together
There were abundant smiles on my
kids faces as we prepared to welcome
our friends into our home for a Lucia
There was an abundance of magic in
my friends together sharing their stories.
There was even joy in the weeks after
the holidays were over when we were
snowed in for a week.
As I thought on those things, that voice became
silent. It no longer mattered what the adverts say
or what account balance is at.
I had an abundance of memories lifting my spirits
reminding me of the joy of this season.
So today and every day,
I wish to remember abundance is a state of mind
not linked to buying more stuff, having more
stuff or any positive or negative account balance.
It's something locked in my memories and all
around me. I don't have to look very hard to
find the abundance I seek. Abundance always
I am Enough.
Such a bold statement. One I often struggle with
Me? Enough? BAH!
My Inner Critic rails at the thought of being content with
who I am in this moment. A not so gentle reminder
of all my faults and missteps starts like a sudden down pour.
Thank you Inner Critic, I understand you want me to be
safe. I've heard your concerns and you may now return to your
new assignment as guardian of big dreams.
I don't have all the answers and I can't control the outcomes
but I am still enough.
I am flawed and so is everyone I know.
Inspite of or maybe because of those flaws, I am still a great person
and that is enough.
Helen Keller said "When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is
wrought in our life or the life of another." There are miracles in allowing yourself
to believe at any given moment, you are enough.
Believing you are enough is like having permission to go for the big dreams
because what ever challenge comes your way you will be (fill in the blank) enough
to face it and handle it with as much grace and ease as Goddess will allow.
You give yourself the ultimate gift...trust
At the end of the day, affirm with a deep inner knowing I did the best
I could right in the moment and that is enough
Because I am enough.
And I'll tell you a secret.
Right now in all your imperfect perfection?
You are enough.
How do I know this?
Because I am enough too.
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love