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Lighten Your Soul

 

It is difficult to be a pilgrim today. It just seems hopeless. We are blessed this year to have the Feast Day of the Annunciation and Good Friday on the same day. We can celebrate the light coming and the light  extinguished.  Today, the day in between, the space for waiting and contemplating;  we look forward to renewal.  Let us  light  lighten our souls tonight as beacons of hope.

spiritu-easter copy-1“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.”

…..Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Light

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

It is in our nature to be attracted to light. As a gardener and a photographer, I am always checking to see where the light is. My spirit feels brighter in sunshine.

It is getting cooler in the evening, fall is tip toeing in slyly with sunny days that start later and end earlier. Rocking us gently as we prepare for winter, it is a very different light at dusk. The September moon, a full harvest moon is up earlier.

I am inspired daily by two of the “lights of my life”: grandaughters. One has been in Europe this summer and I am enjoying my daughter’s blog and loved these to pictures from her post-Cemeteries. I love the lighting and the procession of light to their great grandmothers grave.

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I not only love the lighting in these pictures but the subject. What do we do when the rain falls on our sunshine?

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“Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world.”
Rumi