Namaste December Dew Drops of Divine Design!
I am writing from my laptop at my mom’s because our power went off this morning … amidst what Dr. Seuss called a “mid-winter jicker”, we are being saturated in rain following high, howling winds … Ah, the wonders of the sacred Mother intersecting with the wonders of technology … old and new … light and Love is a sweet combination of both … All Spirit reflected in the twinkling of the holiday season awakening the starshine in each of us … Have you received a renewed invitation to live your light?! If so or if not, consider yourself invited here and now!
The concept of stars has always boggled my mind and conflicted with my heart that has this romantic twinkling image of fairy dust glittering the night sky. The reality is that the closest star to the earth is our sun. That gigantic fiery ball of light that feeds us and would easily consume us if we got too close. Our own Love Light is very similar methinks … we only glimpse a bit of the powerful co-creating breath of Love expressed we truly be. We may be afraid of our own shadows but we’re more afraid of our own light! The Solstice celebration comes next week to remind us to embrace both the dark and the light within us and all around us.
And Christmas! We did indeed participate again in our little town of Sutter Creek’s Bethlehem celebration of Las Pasadas last week. Our friend yogi Keith was there and got some footage for us … still hoping to post a few clips here … It was a large crowd this year which brought new logistical challenges and I realized at a very deep level, it is about every heart there holding a light … sound systems, music, narration …. Sweet Pea the donkey and young Mary on her back, the beautiful baby Jesus in the manger who did not utter a peep … so many moving pieces but the truth of it is the hearts holding the lights … As it is in the star studded sky, so it is for humanity, each of us shining in whatever capacity we are designed for or what we’re up for in any given moment!
In a continuance of Thanks Living, I have been mixing old and new offline and on. The Leaping Literacy Library reopens for Marvelous Memberships this week 12/13/14 and we’ll have a 12 Day Celebration GiveAway:
I have re-illustrated multiple (Christmas) Laurie StorEBooks and made a major shift in releasing more of the tired old felt pieces that provided live illustrations in my touring days of yesteryear … my digital illustration capacities have greatly expanded! And more! I do love the co-creation process and how the magic of this season is so joyfully embodied in children’s books and songs! It is increasingly clear (duh!) that to keep up my co-creating of all the titles, old and new, as well as offer all the huge amount of content in Library format, I need help! Gentle readers, I know you’ve heard this before. Isn’t it funny (or not!) how we keep repeating self defeating patterns until .. we don’t … anymore! So I am adding the above and more into the Laurie StorE Store and the Library is re-opening with some good improvements ~ even if the fancy format I had hoped for fell through, at least for now … I am showing up anyway, committed, caring, and conscious … with a Christmas Spirit of hope & Love!
I have also re-committed to hosting our local gatherings with a calendar of 2015 PlayShops, Creative Arts classes and our Beloved Feathers of Faith Family Camp mapped out for the year! I’ve booked our local Community Building and insurance is being paid with faith … I am delighted to see what co-creations will be made! This Sunday, we are decorating wooden candy canes … the symbol of the shepherd’s guidance & direction mixed with the sweetness and playfulness of Christmas goodness. The red and white striped wooden canes line our little Main St. and our canes for this Sunday’s PlayShop have been lining my garage as I did my best to turn the plain wood into a welcoming white canvas for hearts and hands, young and old!
And as I wrap up these meandering, mindful musings … I offer the pipe stem cleaner. A long time favorite staple for crafters and free form creators, I have a new amazement of their strength … We fastened some yard decorations with these little thin wires and miraculously the fierce winds did not sufficiently challenge the sparkling wires from doing their job:
And so it is!
And so it is that I hope you are living your light this moment, this season … holding fast to your own divine design, compassionate and loving with yourself and others in the wake of the storms, allowing more and more of your powerful starshine to illumine your path. Namaste, shining star!