The alignment of Jupiter and Saturn this past week was dubbed the "Christmas Star," and became a temporary distraction from our pandemic isolation. Over a period of a few days, airwaves and social media directed our collective energy heavenward as we focused on a phenomena last seen 800 years ago.
This one event did not end the pandemic, the suffering, isolation, or denial of COVID-19. It simply reoriented us to a different shared event... one of awe, inspiration, and beyond.
|In darkness, are you at the end or the beginning?|
(Photo credit: P. J. Azzolina, Facebook -
picture taken over Mt. Fuji, Japan)
Standing outside to glimpse these planets orbiting our Common Light, I wondered about the Necessary Darkness to experience this octocentenary event: just maybe...
- We need darkness to appreciate light;
- We struggle in order to welcome health and freedom; and,
- Misunderstandings and arguments allow us to know peace and acceptance.
What do you think: is this global pandemic an ending or a beginning?
|When do you stop listening?|
(Photo credit: Murphy's Law - What It Is and
How to Beat It, Medium.com)
Seasons have beginning and endings. We celebrate endings and beginnings of each year we are alive. There is a continuity of nature as fires and floods destroy and then new growth emerges... in its time.
|What ways do you connect with others?|
(Photo credit: When and How We Talk with People,
Dialogue -- listening, noticing our emotions, and reflecting on what we understand -- allows us to experience Unprecedented Times... not focused on the pandemic, but on the unprecedented times of exploration, discovery, and healing.
- May we reflect on what we have learned about ourselves;
- May we seek reconnection; and,
- May we anticipate the New Beginnings that each day offers.
Happy Endings and Beginnings to you!
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