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“O Winter! King of intimate delights, fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness…” William Cowper
The long ago December night is cold and quiet. Wise men and shepherds journey to the birthplace of a child of wonder; a child born to a mortal woman, yet of divine origins, who will one day bring hope and inspiration to mankind.
It’s a story many people are familiar with, though surprisingly this was first the birth story of Apollo and then later Mithras, long before it became the birth story of Jesus.
What would a dreamer say about the symbolism of the popular holiday carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas?”
On the first day of Christmas my True Love gave to me:
True Love represents that aspect of ourselves that never buys into the dramas, lies, or outdated belief systems that we love to carry around with us. True Love towards ourselves is understanding, compassion and acceptance.
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
The pear is symbolic of hope, balance and love. The Partridge symbolizes fertility, and reminds us that it takes intent to walk a spiritual path. We can just as easily fall into patterns of addiction and destruction as we can walk a path of truth and light.
Two Turtle Doves
Doves represent peace and harmony. Two of them represent a harmonious relationship.
Leaves of orange and gold and red
spiral gently overhead
and then the wind begins to sing
of dreams that only Fall can bring.
Then in my heart and in my soul
there came the dream
and it would seem
of all the things that Fall could bring
the gentle spiral of the leaves
would be the dream now granted me.
© Deanna Joseph
It’s no secret that Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The days are getting shorter, and the scent of cinnamon fills the air. The event filled Summer is behind us, and we are in a peaceful lull before the holiday rush starts up.
There is a place, a place I know
Where all the kindred spirits go,
Where you can hear the faerie song,
Where hopes and dreams still linger on.
The days are brightly filled with cheer
and merrily songs do fill the ear.
And as the old year passes by,
And time, it so does seem to fly,
Then I will know, the time has come
to honor those who’ve gone along.
Throughout our lives we have relationships that help us to learn and grow. With each of these relationships we develop an energetic connection that, for good or ill, stays with us.
Movies like the Exorcist, A Haunting in Connecticut and the Exorcism of Emily Rose tell the stories of people who have been possessed by spirits. In many ways, the scariest thing about these movies is the utter unpredictability and randomness of the spirit possession.
But in reality, we have much more power than we think. Spirit possession most often occurs because someone’s energy field has been weakened, and they are unaware.
I love this time of year. The leaves are turning gold and red, pumpkins and squash are beginning to ripen, and the first of the pomegranates are starting to appear.
There is something very special about the arrival of fall. The days are getting shorter, and a faint chill is in the air. We pull out our favorite sweaters and find our favorite blankets. We are drawn to the comfort of the hearth, and have a desire to reconnect to our friends and family.
Angels are known as messengers of the Divine. Archangel Gabriel gave the message to Mary about the birth of Christ, and recited the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad. An angel appeared to St. John the Divine, in the Essene Book of Revelation, with a prophecy about heaven on earth.
Angels don’t appear for the small stuff. When they come, it’s for something big, so to dream about angels means they have a rather important message. And whether you see angels as symbolic representations of higher consciousness, or spiritual beings of light, their appearance in a dream can be life changing.
The element of air is the guardian of the direction of the east, and represents the intellect and the way we think. Air comes in many forms; as a tornado, it’s a fierce, destructive force. As a gentle zephyr, it’s playful and spirited. This directly represents our thought processes, which can be fierce and destructive, or playful and constructive.
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