If I hadn’t lifted up to see,
taken my eyes from my path,
you would have passed from sight
without a hint of your glory.
I was breaking new ground,
a new snow, new for me,
my feet to hold me firm,
but you startled me.
A path was there, other
imprints to follow, guide,
iced but sure, not my size but
there to lead.
I stepped abreast,
aside the clough and rents,
into fresh snow
where no road could be discerned,
and then your call.
I understand, fear no more to
stay me within rimy fissures. I feel
your soft earth beneath powdered
snow, my eyes above to see your sun.
We finally had a good snowfall. Good for how snow now comes. Not as much as it use to. Dryer winters. Less cold. Weather has changed.
Yet, there is much that doesn’t change. Winter Solstice comes again and new Light re-enters. But if I am too connected to the path, the path is all I see.
I must remember to look up, especially when I am called.
My doggie, Benny, gets me outside, a lot. He now has a coat and boots and we walk in all but the coldest weather. It’s good for me, not only physically but for my soul.
I look up more. I’m less afraid to step off the beaten path. I hear our Holy One’s voice that I once ignored, or maybe, couldn’t hear…
May you find Light within, and release yourself to allow it to shine out.
May you give Compassion as your gift in this holy season and beyond.
May you walk the new year softly upon this Earth honoring All…
creatures, plants, rocks and stars…
for we truly are One.
Amen. Munay. Aho.