Now onto the present.
This theme, of being open to change was reinforced when I saw the post for this years Great Release Challenge from Silver RavenWolf. The details can be found on her blog at the link posted below. http://silverravenwolf.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/day-one-2011-great-release-challenge/
Last year was a hard, I have to admit. This time last year lead me to self reflect on working with individuals who tested me, forcing me to grow in areas that where uncomfortable. For good measure, there was also moments of the greatest joys followed by sorrows. Even now, there are ways where I currently see ego attempting to thwart me on this path. However, this time of year is for removing and making room. Who knows all that may flourish in this reclaimed space? This year I have plans for being more successful. Though we recently moved and cleaned out bags of refuse and donated items, I know there are remnants of the old, worn out and out dated that need to eliminated. In addition, what can beat the pleasure of having a clean house to make merry in.
Our homes may be considered temples for those of us who are spiritual creatures living in a secular world. Taking time to clean and beautify our temples is a way we can connect with the divine so why not pray or make magic while we undertake these tasks. Let us not forget that there is another temple which may need tending to, our physical bodies. This vessel in which we reside while on this journey can benefit from periodic maintenance. If you are overdue for an appointment with a doctor or health care practitioner, schedule an appointment as a present for yourself and loved ones this holiday season.