IMG_1400(This is the photo I tried to include yesterday, unsuccessfully.  From my journal, Cat Charissage, Nov. 2014.)

Dear Friends,

In many Christian traditions, this is the first day of Advent, the season of waiting for the coming of the Divine into human form, aka Christmas.  Almost every spiritual tradition in the world has some sort of celebration at or near the Winter Solstice, the time where darkness fills our days longer than at any other time of the year.  The celebration is not of the darkness, of course, but of the returning hours of light in every day.  (And not to forget, our neighbors in the southern hemisphere are beginning to get ready for their Summer Solstice at this time.  Beach parties, anyone??)

Today, on our Depth Dimension Day, ask yourself how you might be waiting for the light in your own life.  With light as a metaphor for enlightenment and for the Divine, how are you waiting on the Great Mystery at this time in your life?  How might you be waiting for God?

Write or image this in some way in your journal.

Also, writing this post reminded me of an intriguing and inspiring book Waiting for God, by Simone Weil, written during the Second World War when she felt such solidarity with those who were occupied that she ate only what the occupied were rationed for food.  It’s a mystical lyrical meditation, and when I first read it when I was in my mid 20’s, it blew me away!  Perhaps I will pick it up (I still have my copy) today and see if it still has that effect. . .

With love,

Cat

Day 30  of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering.  For more background information, see the Intro pagehttps://catcharissage.com/2014/10/29/announcing-sixty-days-of-visual-journalling-prompts/, or this post on visual journalling: https://catcharissage.com/2014/07/12/talking-about-journals/.

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