Although this is the official first Yule I will celebrate, I do not think there will ever be a time when I long for it to come as much as I do now. Samhain came and ended the year taking me into a time of reflection upon myself. A time where I looked deep into my motives and desires. Although it was journey that took me to some dark places, it also was a prosperous one and taught me much about myself. Yet now I yearn for Yule when the time of darkness will let way to a time of coming light.
It is hard to explain the contentment I feel inside myself as I have finally choosen the path I would travel at that fork in the road. I dallied there way too long thinking I was moving forward when in truth I was only wandering around the same location for years. Telling myself I was making progress when in truth I was moving nowhere. It is good to be up again. It is good to see new scenery, meet new friends...
This Yule represents a turning point for me. A turning point to that which I should have been following. I can tell that the path I choose was right. I can tell that the darkness that was looming and at times completely engulfing me is slowly lifting... Yule is but days away.... It comes slowly on the horizon with its sliver of silver. It reminds me that each day is a new chance, a new opportunity to shed the past, that which may be unwanted or unsightly; to create a new today, a new tomorrow.
There are times when we must look inside ourselves and admit that there may be things, even things we may cherish and hold dear, that we must allow to pass and move on. For it is with this death that we give way for newness to come into us. It is with the passing of this darkness also that we give way to newness and light. May this coming Yule fill each you with a sense of newness, a sense of purpose and a sense of love. May you find that which you search for and wish for and dream for. As we all know that dreams are born in the dark to be awakened and lived in the light.
Blessing to all of you.