Someone once bequeathed me with the title Sacred Timekeeper, and in some sense I think that’s true. Or at least I recognize in myself a remembering that at one time I carried that energy and expressed it with greater clarity. But for now, in this lifetime, I dance with it differently – trying always to understand time differently, to tease out its secrets, to honor it more directly by seeing it as a pattern meted out in cycles and spirals and not nearly as linear as we like to pretend.
And I do l like to celebrate those occasions we’ve collectively decided are important enough to put on our calendars. It’s true I often try to dig a bit deeper and release some of the superficial nonsense that often gets attached to our collective decisions, but I think this is something we all should do.
I happen to be greatly in favor a collective holiday dedicated to being thankful – to looking at the bigger picture of our lives and acknowledging all the blessings, all the beauty, all the resources and support, all the love that surrounds us. A time where we say “yes, I’m glad I chose this life – this exciting time to incarnate with ALL the amazing things that allow me to be filled with passion, that invite me into deep self-expression, that encourage me to keep uncovering more and more about my true self, and that embolden me to participate in a world where my acts of kindness and service are contributions to the collective good.”
There are without question challenges here; deep grievous pain and paradigms that are divisive and clearly service-to-self; there is meanness and pettiness and an underlying vibration of fear that thrums more loudly than seems bearable at times.
But this is not what I want to be swept away in. I can allow it to be the contrast of what I want to create, what I want to participate in, how I want to contribute to the greater good. I want always to see clearly enough that I DO see we all have the opportunity to walk the Beauty Way. We are participating in a life on a planet that offers us unending reminders that we are not alone, that we are all connected, and that we only need open our eyes and our hearts to know this. How can we not say thank you?
Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today or not, and whether that’s by choice or location, I do hope you take some time to consider what you’re grateful for, and perhaps find some way to express that gratitude to someone or something that may especially need to hear it. And may your day and heart be filled with awareness, with wonder, with joy, with beauty. Always and forever.