I wish everyone a blessed holiday season and sacred solstice.
A tiny limb of spruce needles was given to me this week. Periodically, I
pick it up and hold it to my nose. I am instantly filled with the sweet,
pungent fragrance of the sacred tree, while simultaneously flooded with
countless memories of the magic surrounding this time of year.
While growing up in Florida, the wonder of this season was always
accompanied by the beautiful scent of a spruce or fir tree that blessed
our home. As years pass by, cut trees were replaced by potted ones; fruits
and veggies were eaten instead of dead animals; and hand made gifts were
shared in lieu of store bought sweatshop items. Despite the depth of
darkness and the widespread consumerism and oppression throughout our
culture, there remains a Divine light. Throughout all I've been through
and all the changes that have occurred, when I smell the spruce needles
I'm transported to my innocent days of youth. Part of me longs to reclaim
those days before there was knowledge of the darker side of humanity.
Nevertheless, I have faith that the light, which we all carry, may come to
manifest a world where all beings are happy and free.
As far as my legal matters go, things continue to progress and I will keep
you posted on any and all developments. I send my deepest gratitude to all
of you for your continued love and support. I wish you all the best, have
a wonderful mid-winter night.