We enter this new year in the season of the Light that shatters the darkness & brings us hope. Throughout our journey this new year, darkness will come & will go but regardless of the lurking darkness that threads its way into our lives we know that “the Divine Light of God our Creator shines in the darkness & the darkness will not overcome it”.
When we are no longer able to change our situation, we are challenged to change ourselves or our view. When we chose to journey in the Light, it affects our health in positive ways & promotes healing of our mind, body & spirit.
November is traditionally the month we focus on giving thanks to God, the giver of all life, for the Divine blessing of the harvest from the earth that feeds us all. Life feeds life, & all life does come from God, so regardless of the season, our response to God should be gratitude & joy for His gifts that sustain our lives every single day, not simply in one particular month.
How can we bridge the gap between the weight of sadness, grief & anxiety over our earthly living which from time to time we all experience & the expression of joy & gratitude that comes from our love & thanksgiving for our Creator?
At times the path on our journey of life is smooth, clear & fairly predictable. At those times we are able to walk in partnership with God in an unencumbered, balanced way. At other times the path is rocky & uneven & we stumble, fall & lose our way & we need help to regain the equanimity & wholeness that is God’s will & promise for us.
As we set off at the start of each new day, we do not know what lies ahead for us. It may be a smooth balanced road or a rocky unbalancing road that leads us into the wilderness. What we know for certain is that we are equipped with God’s promise to be with us all our days.