SEPTEMBER 2003

ILLUMINATION

In September the light changes. The days begin to grow shorter but the light intensifies. Things become transparent, illuminated This month be aware of the light in everything. You can see it. You can feel it. The clear light of Awareness glows in the midst of transformation. It is always there but at times of change you experience it more intensely. The light of autumn is clear and bright, with a tinge of gold.

You are surrounded by and filled with that light. Artists of old perceived that light and painted it around holy beings. It is not only saints, buddhas, angels and deities that are surrounded by that golden light. It is there in everyone, for everyone. As you go through these autumn days, imagine that golden light as a nimbus, an aura, behind you, around you, supporting you, guiding you, illuminating you.

In this time of illumination, old patterns may be intensified, also illuminated. Since autumn is the time when that which is now old is dying, that clear seeing of old patterns, even when it is painful, can bring release. Take good care of yourself at the change of season. Take time to experience the clear light at the heart of all appearances, there in the midst of all transformation.

Please see also the autumn newsletter and the August message below.

 

AUGUST 2003

HARVEST

This is the time of the harvest, the time to celebrate and experience the fruits of your labor, to experience the abundance of your life. It is the time to share that abundance. Harvest time is sharing time. In whatever way you can, share: laughter, tears, joy, sorrow, dream, vision, song and story, food, material goods, prayer, meditation, love and healing. Harvest is a time when those with more help those with less. That is the great blessing of the harvest, and it is the ritual of the harvest, to share what you have.

The harvest then brings peace, harmony and balance. When each person harvests for himself or herself alone, hoards the harvest, keeps it locked away out of fear, then there is imbalance. In these times there is much fear about money, material goods, one's own personal security, and so it is important to remember the lesson of the harvest: not that you give everything away and do without, but that you look for ways to share the abundance of your life.

The time of harvest is a time to reflect on the blessings, not to focus on what one does not have but rather on what one has been given.

When you reflect on the gifts of the harvest, and the sharing of the harvest, remember: one of the greatest gifts is to share knowledge and wisdom. When you are not afraid to speak your truth, when you share what you know, the wisdom that comes from your own experience, when you are not afraid to listen, to receive the wisdom and knowledge of others, to learn from others' experiences, this is a great sharing. It is a harvest feast, a celebration. So do not withhold your wisdom, hoarding it inside you.

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

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Every Thursday evening we have a prayer circle here at my home in New Mexico at 8 pm Mountain Standard Time. That’s 10pm Eastern time, 8pm Central time, and 7pm Pacific time in the USA. Please join us if you wish. Take a few minutes to tune in and connect with the light in yourself, to join us in that great collective web of consciousness. Say a prayer for peace, for all beings, for yourself, for your loved ones….whatever you need.  It is 4 in the morning in Europe but…join us in dreamtime.

 

With Love,

Donna

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