Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Travel Log 12-22: And When the Candle Went Out...

The night was over and the wheel had turned.
    It is the day after Yule, the Winter Solstice, and the longest night of the year. The rain has let up here and as I type there is blue sky peeking out of the clouds outside my window.
    The meditation went really..well strangely. Usually when I tap into the energy filled "spirit world" ( I really have no idea what else to call it) it is vivid but concise. I get a clear perspective with a beginning a middle and an end. This was not that way. I got a lot of flashes of a lot of things, in a disordered jumbled mess. A lot of flashes of pictures and ideas. It will take a while to sort it all out, but I think perhaps one thing that is clear is that in some way my life is going to take a dramatic turn, especially since one of the clearest an repeated images was of Thurisaz (the rune not thorns themselves, however now that I think about it those might have been around the edges). I'll have to do some rune castings tonight and see what comes up.
     On a more  mundane note, thank you all for your well wishes on my root canals. I ended up only having one on Friday, and will have the other on next Wednesday (it was going to be today, but I really didn't want to have it done right before christmas). We have family stuff this weekend, and I will finally get my Kindle on Saturday!!! Ahem, I'm a little excited about that, lol.
     Oh, and I'm glad that the package got their early for you Robyn! I hope you liked it all!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Travel Log 12-21: The Longest Night of The Year

Will also be the stormiest here in SoCal. It has been raining steadily for 4 days now, and supposedly this afternoon and tonight is supposed to be the worst as one storm front hits another..directly over my house....
   But I look at it this way- It's my own personal re-enactment of winter, for one week only, here in the land of the sun. Normally I am wishing for nice rainy days all the time. Now I truly feel like I will never see the sun again, and I am wishing for it's return. So I can truly celebrate the turning of the wheel tonight.
    Unfortunately this all meant that I got to see NONE of the Eclipse this past night. I was severely disappointed.
    But that is ok. We're going to do some preserving with the lemons that grew out of a tiny tree in our side yard that I forgot was there. Truly an unexpected gift of little suns in this greyness. We'll be making some lemon syrup, and I might go for some lemon-vanilla jam. The boys and I are going to make some sun cookies before they go to bed and then the hubby and I are going to do our own meditation time and then snuggle down on the couch and watch movies.
      Blessed Yule everyone and may the next year be better than the last!