The Light Within


December is my favorite time of year.  In this month of darkness, in this the darkest month, the light of the human spirit shines forth in a fullness shown by so many, in so many ways.  As the days grow shorter, houses and trees are decorated, and snow falls.  In the hushed silence of the nights, lights shine in windows, and the beauty is shared by all.  For this season of giving brings the festivals of lights: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza.  Each tradition incorporates light in its ceremonies and decorations.

In December’s darkness we light lights.  For we are beings of light.  A light glows within each one of us.  And, at the most basic level, we are beings of light because we are made from stardust.  Perhaps that is why the stars hold such majesty for us– we are made from star material.

Einstein said: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us the ‘Universe”– a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest– a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”  We are all cut from the same cloth and our inner light unites us.

And in this holiday season we behold the night sky as shepherds did two thousand years ago on the birth of the holy infant, in a stable like the one down the road where my donkey friend lives.  That night a star lit the whole sky to guide the shepherds, and on these deep, long, silent nights as we light our houses, our candles, our trees, let us look inside ourselves and find the glow that may guide us to The Light

A holy Hanukkah, a magical Christmas and the ecstasy of Sadhguru to all for the New Year!  May we awaken from Maya and realize the wonders we are… for inside each of us burns the Sacred Light of the Universe.

9 responses

  1. dear Ellen sending you joy and light and all good things ~ smiles hedy ❤ 😀

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    December 17, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    • Thank you so much for Your good wishes. I send love joy and Light right back to you! ♡ellen

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      December 18, 2017 at 10:12 PM

      • sending hugs and joy and all good things Ellen ❤


        December 21, 2017 at 3:07 PM

  2. Many thanks for shining your light upon us throughout the year.


    December 19, 2017 at 11:02 PM

  3. Thank you for these words Ellen, I can just see the stable like the one down the road where your donkey friend lives. I linked my post to yours, there should be a pingback soon.


    December 20, 2017 at 9:53 AM

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  5. Happy holidays and that is a great picture 🙂


    December 22, 2017 at 10:47 AM

  6. Dear Ellen! I thought you were still taking a break. I popped over on the offchance. I just unsubscribed and resubscribed in the hope that I will get email notifications again. This drives me nuts! It’s happened so many times.
    Anyway, I do hope you’re well. Sending hugs. And now to see what I’ve missed. x x x


    December 30, 2017 at 7:20 PM

  7. Missed this and your other beautiful posts. 💕🙏🏻💕


    January 31, 2018 at 1:45 AM

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