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by Lynne Delaney
My husband and I are standing in a field of tall wildflowers. Nearby we see a teenage girl with long blonde hair and a serene, kind of dreamy look. She smiles and beckons us over to admire a bush with vibrant lavender-colored petals. We exchange a glance, a shared expression of awe that this is our daughter…
It was just a dream. It was 2007. We had no children. We weren’t even thinking about them. But as we compared notes about our dream-world adventures from the night before, as is our daily breakfast ritual, our daughter in the wildflowers beckoned to us from a future that hadn’t even taken seed in our imagination.
Three years later, the ticking of the biological countdown had grown deafening. It was time to face our ambivalence about having children before we lost the opportunity altogether. The inner world, our spiritual side, urged us on with more dreams about our family-to-be.
All the signs seemed to be pointing towards an easy and magical journey of giving birth and parenthood. But the path wasn’t as straight as it appeared …
More Than A Dollop Won’t Do
by Constance Wilkinson
Making a Christmas Pudding is a ridiculous challenge, a potential triumph, a marathon, a culinary Everest, a towering feat that begs to be climbed just because it’s there, though clearly it is NOT there at all until and unless you create it. So there.
The making of the Cape Cod Cannonball Christmas Pudding - and it is a Christmas Pudding, not a ‘holiday pudding’, we have historicity to acknowledge and we do - requires time, not just some hours but some days, some patience, some creativity, some willingness to bring both you and your kitchen space to your knees (through necessary use of a messy multiplicity of bowls and utensils) and more than a dollop of holiday insanity.
Just a dollop, mind you, because more than a dollop won’t do …
The Center for Change
A Special Holiday Message from Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos
Celebrating the holidays is a wonderful way to distract us from our treatments, illness and crisis. Trouble does not take time off for celebrations or holidays and neither should you.
Every day of life is a special gift. When we embrace and celebrate a gift of love, we automatically give back as much as we receive. Accepting love is also a gift to the giver.
“But how can I celebrate when I feel so poorly?” you may ask. I asked the same question while I battled three breast cancers over ten years. So the solutions shared here with you are tried and true …
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Channeled by Lynne Delaney
The gift is you…
Great Beings of the New Dawn, this is a good season to celebrate the knowledge that you are a gift from the Universe and you are a gift to the Universe. You are a part of the big picture of creation, existence and all those around you.
As a spark of love and light you came into this world for many reasons, but the most important of all is for you to have reverence around the realization that you are a gift and to treat yourself as such.
Isn’t it amazing that you are here reading, thinking, feeling? You can inhale the abundance of air around you, take measure of the environment that surrounds you and create a life that is your own.
You are such a precious gift …