While a personal birthday may remind us of the day we re-entered this realm, this month of light and love serves to remind us of the constant potential for renewal and renaissance of the world around us. As we begin to sense the growing excitement of impending rebirth, symbolized within the rituals of diverse religions that have formed to give community in which to do so, we become aware that it is within the energy of community that all things are possible on this plane. When we sit together within the energy of love, we are blessed to discover our individual heart lights merging into one. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)
Today, there are those on this planet who recognize the enlightenment of the man who became the Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama relinquished the illusion of wealth and plenty on the physical plane that he might discover answers to the eternal questions that those incarnate must face in each life and each generation. His enlightenment helped to shed light on the cycle of suffering, its causes, and how to overcome it. In the light of relinquishing material bonds, if but for the moments of quiet meditation, we may touch the truth of peace. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)
In the darkness of intolerance and ignorance, many negative ideas are fostered and from this space many acts of hatred are perpetrated. When we encounter these ideas and acts, we must try to shine the light of love upon them, allowing those who are unable or unwilling to awaken to the higher ideals to know that this love is equally available. On this plane, all ideas and acts, both of apparent positive and negative impulse, are here to serve the higher purpose of growth within the interdependent web. The greatest lessons are those that extinguish the paradigm of hate through the actualization of the energy of love. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)
The light fades so early and quickly at day’s end we often find that we have not finished our tasks. Then we must rely on other sources of light to illuminate our way so that we may continue our work. When we find that the darkness impedes our spiritual journey, we must also open ourselves to the light that is always available within our hearts. When our progress is impeded by lack of faith, trust, and belief, we have but to sit in the silence and focus on the breath that sustains us and the still small voice that informs us. Breathe in the light and exhale the flow of love. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)
The word “renaissance” is defined as meaning “rebirth” or “renewal.” The implication is that it follows a time of darkness. In the world today, there are many instances of darkness, characterized by ignorance and intolerance, twin negatives that germinate in the shadows of dogma and distrust. When we allow the light of the Creative Spirit to shine into the recesses in which these loathsome mindsets exist, we nurture the rebirth of acceptance of that which is based in the energy of love. As we move toward the darkest times of the year, we should strive to open our hearts to prepare for the rebirth that is ours to claim as our own. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list.
In the moment before dawn, when the stars are still visible, though fading slowly from view, we are able to contemplate our being as a part of the larger reality. The stars and we are one. The earth beneath our feet, the barren trees casting shadows across the cold ground, and the first bird of morning raising its voice in welcome of the new day, all also share the energy that animates us upon this plane of existence. Within the All is a continuous energy that vibrates and energizes us as it informs and sustains us in the interdependent web. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)
The poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti writes of anticipating a “rebirth of wonder.” As the darkness grows around us, we can throw off the cloak of fear and embrace the idea of anticipating such a rebirth in our lives and in the world. As we sit, candles glowing, their flames’ light reaching into the surrounding darkness, we can open the eyes of our heart to the potential for a new world being born out of the darkness and bursting forth soon, so soon, into the light. Now is the time to open our hearts to the coming “rebirth of wonder.” Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list.
As the sun’s course decreases our hours of light, we can begin to welcome the darkness as a time for contemplation and renewal, a space in which we can contemplate our own cycles of personal darkness and light. As we ease into a slower pace of being, we can witness our own response to the shifting patterns of the world around us. In the darkness, there is the potential for the seed of inspiration to stir and envision its own vibrancy in the coming light. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)
In the illusion that we accept as reality, we have arrived at the last month of the year. It is time to take stock and bear witness to the joys and sorrows we have experienced on this path. As we sit with candles lit to assuage the darkness that grows with each passing day, we can contemplate the glow that is reflected in our physical as well as spiritual eyes. The eyes of our heart begin to see and appreciate the growing awareness that the moment of rebirth is fast approaching. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)
A month of giving thanks comes to an end. We have examined the art of asking and receiving and giving in turn. We have learned that the others we recognize as partners in this incarnational phase of our spirit’s travels through the interdependent web are here, on both sides of the veil, to inform and sustain us. We have learned that there is a silence in which all questions may be asked and all answers received. And we have learned that it is in gratitude that we open the doors to a deeper understanding of our ability to give, and indeed give thanks! Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento)