I saw, also, that there was an ocean
of darkness and death;
but an infinite ocean of light and love,
which flowed over
the ocean of darkness.
In that also I saw
the infinite love of God,
and I had great openings.
Sometimes our outward efforts to celebrate this season
become in themselves burdens and distractions.
We struggle to recreate and preserve the remembered “feelings”
of family religious festivals to the point that we suffer
all manner of disappointment, frustration, resentment and loss.
Then we look at the world around us, with its escalating fear and anger,
and those dark feelings multiply, seem all-powerful, overwhelm us.
But there is really only the Light.
Image: “Winter Solstice 3,” by Liga Eglite (12/14/2011).
A traditional Yule decoration from Latvia.