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Scattered Teeth Like Bread Crumbs

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And so, having lost my way within the deep darkness of the questions, I turned around to face the way back and followed my scattered teeth like breadcrumbs. Hoping to return to the beginning.

Working on my newest zine. Taking the storytellers’ path: Turning symbols into stories and stories into myth.

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Gather Your Candles

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Gather your candles,
and bring your own Light to the Darkness.

Sit with your Holy Ghosts,
the shadows of your heartbreak and disappointment.
Past elements that linger,
to remind you of the work you still must do.

Greet them like the old friends they are.
Thank them for their part in your own transformation.

Then release them into the Flames.

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Surrender To Your Silence

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“Silence and Winter has led me to that otherness.
So let this Winter of listening be enough,
For the new life I must call my own.”
~ David Whyte

Surrender to your Silence
Surrender to the Silence of this sleeping land
Surrender to the Silence of this season
This is the time for Listening.

The Winter Solstice is a time to celebrate the growth done in Darkness and the slow magic of the Light in it’s own time. Once again the wheel turns towards the waxing journey of the Light, but this is not done quickly. Slowly we listen, slowly we awaken. The dance of light and shadows continues on. But here on this day, we are assured that the Light will always return.

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In the Garden of Shadows and Light

In the Garden of Shadows and Light

Have you ever talked back to the darkness? Perhaps even breathed into it. The light is just on the other side. It is through traversing the wild and untamable landscape of darkness that we can have a better understanding of our polarity. We become Warriors of Light by befriending the Dark.

“I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.” ~ Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark

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Embracing Light & Darkness

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A candle lit in honor of the dance between light & darkness:

“I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet i will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
~ Og Mandino

Happy Winter Solstice and New Moon beginning!

Embracing the gifts of this dark season, and sowing the seeds which will soon see the light of this brand new cycle.

“Because there are real gifts in darkness- deep rest, new dreaming, a sharpening of other senses that allow us to feel the present moment shape of our inner landscape. A seed left sitting on the table in a well lit room remains a seed. But a seed placed into the dark moist earth splits open and pushes new life up toward the light. What kind of seeds might you be in your life and our shared world?” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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By Catherine Hyde “The Winter Solstice”

 

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New Moon Healing

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Tonight’s collection as I sit with this New Moon who is asking me to define all the ways in which I am healing…

“So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” ~ T.S. Eliot

I’ve been taking a cue from November’s bones, who speak to me of dismantling all my intentions {right down to the bones} and re-evaluating what I want to continue carrying, letting everything else fall away.

There is lightness and freedom here – and more room to breathe.

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Moon Mail

The Moon My Compass
{A short poem}

I don’t know the way
Out of this deep dark.
The Moon my guide
Compass to my heart
Sheds the Light
{In cycles} one step at a time.

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Moon Mail – A Mail Art Project

 

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