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Happy Holidays

I hope everyone has a Happy Yule/Christmas!  The Gospel of Thomas says that there is light within the person of light.  Let your light shine like the star of Bethlehem in the old old story.  That this world may be a better place.

Winter Solstice

Tuesday is the night of the Winter Solstice and a Lunar Eclipse. The last time this has happened was 456 years ago.

Over the past few months I have grown in my appreciation of the solstices and equinoxes. They seem almost to be natural holidays. My friend Shilo have talked of ways to bring a celebration of these days into our lives. (Hi Shilo!)

The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. Winter is a time of introspection for me as is. Perhaps being cooped up in the house more leads to that. Knowing the year is wrapping up, I reflect on it. Have I grown? Was I a good person? Have I made the world a better place?

So the winter solstice reminds me of the times of darkness in my life. It reminds me of the times in my life where I have experienced intense suffering. It carries a promise. The promise is that even when suffering feels endless or I see my same faults creep up again and again, that it will pass. Everything changes. The light of gnosis and grace will shin…

Yippee!

Today marks the end of my work year. I will go back to work in January. I hope to make the most of the time by working on those jobs I have neglected at other times. Also catch up on a bit of reading.

Winter

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Along with Fall, Winter just utterly and completely inspires me and leaves me in awe. I can step out and touch a tree and fill the Spirit in all things living in and as the tree. I can feel it in the coldness on my cheeks from the winds. Winter for me is a hallowed time. Next Tuesday is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Take a moment to thank the universe for the dark times but also for getting through them often transformed. Pray for those still going through them. Make this season sacred.
Jesus said, "How miserable is the body that depends on a body, and how miserable is the soul that depends on these two." Gospel of Thomas 87

Katy Perry-Firework and the Gospel of Thomas

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"When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the Father of LIFE. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty." Gospel of Thomas 3