12.12.12 This Second Week of Advent
Today the world is popping with recognition of this most amazing of days.
Not one of us will be alive for the next one…which is mind bending to foresee…
That wears me out.
Let’s get back to the laundry.
My lines are down.
I am hanging things out on the back porch, which is a perfect way to step outside, even on the coldest day.
An auspicious day indeed.
My friend Dr. Deb Kern offers some guidance for today, a ritual to mark the day.
Another inspired woman in Texas, Mandy Steward, who I only know online, is leading a group of people through Advent with her ‘Come Thou Expected One’ e-book.
I am part of that group. These are some of the entries I have made in my collage-a-day journal from her prompts.
What do you do?
How do you mark this time?
Our Advent calendar hangs in the kitchen and my daughter opens these tiny windows most days.
Our family favorite gingerbread are being baked. We like to share these around. My pal frosted the one I gave him. Here is the recipe.
And, we slowly, with little frantic energy because we make Christmas for just us four, we are heading towards the holiday week. We host a Solstice Party for my Moon Circle. Ben plays in a big
Christmas Concert at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY.
Then, we welcome Christmas.
I am making a Love Nest in our living room because I have a desire to rest on a cozy couch with my kids and watch our Christmas tree.
I am beyond fortunate to have the time and energy to make a nest for my growing kids.
I pay attention to my desires. I learned as a girl in the Lutheran Church that my Higher Power knew all my desires.
It is my Divine gift to give these desires form, to state them, consider them, be inspired by them.
And I live my life manifesting them in real time.
On days like today those desires make sense.
My kids are getting near to fledging this big nest of our home.
I want to draw them near.
What do you wait for?
What do you desire?
Can you feather a nest for your own longing?
I hope whatever you do today, on 12.12.12, that there is a moment when you step outside, in the sunlight or under the moon’s crest, and you breathe in the beauty of this great day. People all over the globe are pausing today. Even the ones in trouble, the ones who need our prayers and tending, the ones who hunger for a nest. Do please send your love and light from your own place of knowing comfort and having it to share.