Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yearning For Yule



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.

11 comments:

Jen said...

Have a wonderful Yule. I hope your dreams come to fruition in the year the new calendar year.

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

Wordsmith indeed. What a blessing you are. Linda

mxtodis123 said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post, and I thank you for it. There is much I have to shed that no longer works for me, and I look forward to the new, to a new beginning.
Mary

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Yule is a beautiful time. The rebirth of the sun and a light coming back is very joyful!

The Wandering Gardener said...

Thank you for sharing these inner reflections.

I trust thus Yule will indeed be your turning point and thanks for the Yule wishes.

Lyon said...

So mote it be, dear one! Beautiful post. I wish I knew how to make the transitions easier, somehow more bearable but even though we know beforehand that once we're through it it won't have seemed so bad after all, it doesn't make it any easier to take that first step forward, does it? lol

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry of thoughts with us.

Not Hannah said...

Lovely. Have you read Judith Rich's Paeon to the Winter Solstice? I read it last year and it spoke to me so profoundly. I see a lot of new Pagans and witches going through this journey of contemplation this year...I think it might be a turning point for a lot of us. Here's the link to Ms. Rich's piece. I hope you get a chance to read it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-judith-rich/winter-solstice-a-paean-t_b_149801.html

JoyceAnn said...

Beautifully said , and I wish the same for you on this journey,

~~ Be Blessed ~~

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing:)

Rue said...

Beautiful post. Life is all about the journey. Blessings on yours!

Bridgett said...

This is my first Yule, as well.
Many blessings to you on your journey, Janie.

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