Today, I took a walk…my morning walk…after my half way point I turned around to head home and the last light in the sky before the Sun rise was Venus twinkling before me and shone upon me…I fell into contemplating about Yule and what the Winter solstice means to me and here is what came to me…
Consider the whole of our planet, our earth with its mountains, valley, plains, rivers, lakes and oceans. Think on its fiery core and the crusty surface we call land and the atmosphere, the sky, the air that surrounds the land and water. Think of the earth’s weather, the storms with lighting and thunder, of floods, tornados, hurricanes, of tidal waves and earthquakes, of blizzards and drought and of those days of fair weather and gentle rain during spring, summer, autumn or winter that makes your heart glad with joy. Think of all life that lives whether in water, in air or on land and from the very tiny to the very large, plant, animal and sometimes something in between. Think of the danger and grace each life has, look at the slime, spider and snake and what may be ugly or poisonous and then flowers, doves and porpoise what seems beautiful and harmless.
Then think of the whole Earth and all its forces of nature and life, birth, death and rebirth each with its seasons of happiness and sadness operating together in a great harmony…neither perfect nor static but rather a dynamic wholeness and great goodness. Then think of our Earth’s dynamic wholeness and great goodness as a manifestation and reflection of love and wisdom and a way of being called Divine. Then consider the miracle that the light of consciousness is when it recognizes in the darkness of our souls there exists this dynamic wholeness and great goodness, a way of being called Divine, the light of our souls. When we recognize the light of our soul, our Divinity and the light of Divinity in another’s soul then the gift of love is given and the light grows. So at Yule we remember and celebrate the light of our souls, the waxing growth of this light and the gift of love... for we are Divine and young sparks that may grow into a constellation of stars someday.
For me the birth of a savior born in a manger is a call to remember and witness the light of Divinity in each human soul. For it is said we are created in the image of the Elohim, the Goddesses and Gods.
As water is more precious in our universe than all the gems that can be found
And water is a symbol of the spirit of Divinity
Water shared, is life shared, is love shared! Thou art Goddess! Thou art God! May you never thirst!