Peace, Love and the Path to Enlightenment

Peace, Love and the Path to Enlightenment

Counting Blessings—What an Awful Life (Awful or Awe-Full?) During a recent meditation I was surprised to find myself reflecting on the word Awful (Awe Full). Like so many words we use without ever really thinking about them, this word originally had a very different definition. The archaic definition: Inspiring reverential wonder or fear… Synonyms: awe-inspiring, awesome, impressive; dread, fearful.   Somewhere along the line, the balance tipped and a word that began as being “filled with Awe” or Wonder became swallowed up by the Fear. Its connotations became almost universally negative.  As I considered the word twisting around in my consciousness, I…

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Looking Back—Moving Forward

Early morning looking across the pasture out front toward imminent sunrise.

A Brand New Day Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning  Praise for the springing fresh from the word  Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens on the album Teaser and the Firecat releasd in 1971 I recently realized that I’ve been blogging for eight years as of January 2021. My first attempts at this medium having been on a Blogger Blog called A Glitch in Time  (Taken down several years ago). These have been busy eventful years, and the time has flown.  While that original blog covered all aspects…

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Imbolc—February 1st

Imbolc

The pagan holiday Imbolc is celebrated on February 1st. Also called Brigid’s Day (or Saint Brigid’s Day) it is one of four Cross-Quarter days in the Yearly Cycle— the half way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Celebrated today by Wiccan and other Pagan groups, it was a traditional Celtic Festival with deep roots in the mass consciousness psyche. As preparations for spring began, lambing season arrived and winter’s hold loosened on the world. The “Quickening of the Year” was greeted with high hopes and the promise of a bountiful year to come. It was a fire or…

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