November and December are my two favorite months of the year. The weather is crisp and clear, usually not too snowy and there is a sense of exhilaration in the air. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I begin to think of all the things I am grateful for. The gratitude stretches throughout the year, but heightens in November.
The harvest is over, the summer a memory and the cool days are short but sweet. Here in the community, everyone rakes and bags their leaves, and you see everyone working together for a common goal. Since the flood, we have seen whole communities being rebuilt and a sense of pride returning. Neighbors are grateful for all the help and support they have received. Gratitude is high on people’s list.
I think of friendships, family, the spiritual freedom we have and our connection to Source—so much to celebrate and be grateful for. Each person is touched in their own way and adding it all together creates a strong feeling of belonging through our own unique connection to Source. The joy November brings spills over into December and Christmas.
I know many get hung up on the material side of Christmas, but the energy of love, of a peace ever-lasting and the birth of hope still ring true for me. I never get tired of unpacking the ornaments and feeling the love and memories of each one. Some are from friends no longer here but never forgotten, just like each of us. Some here on Earth, and others already home on the other side; all of us connected thru the love of Source and linked together. Christmas represents the love and connection between all of us, no matter what race, creed or color—all of us breathing in the Love and Magic and validating what is ever-present, limitless and true. Love. Namaste.❦
Mary Bell Nyman is the Director of Psychic Horizons Center in Boulder, CO and originally wrote this for the December 2013/January 2014 Newsletter. If you repost this message, or any portion thereof, please give credit to Rev. Mary Bell Nyman, www.psychichorizonscenter.org.