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Pure Gratitude: A White Thanksgiving


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I wake with extra gratitude this morning for a wish come true and heart full of gratitude! We woke to a white Thanksgiving this morning and magick blanketed all around. We were out late last night, which is highly unusual for us early-to-bed kids, but we had friends in town visiting, which put us outside witnessing the first falling snow and snowflakes sprinkling our hair, as we dashed in and out of destinations. It also created quite a contrast that found us sharing a very deep discussion into the wee hours of the night about the meaning of life, what’s really important, and having gratitude for those things with an extra layer of new tenderness while sitting up on the 18th floor of a casino in a bar overlooking the falling snow. I, of course, was only drinking a sparkling water splashed with fruity fun that looked like a tropical drink that could whisk you away on a beach somewhere.

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The point is, no matter what I’m doing, even if it seems out-of-character, I always find some nugget of a gift to be grateful for and the contrasts usually help to highlight things even more.

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Nature helps with that too, and the more time spent outside, the more you experience the richness of life that is always walking beside you, despite your sometimes not being able to see and embrace it.

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I shared a post of gratitude on my Instagram to all of my friends and connections there this past week, which was prompted by a big hike out in nature that had me reflecting on all of the things to be grateful for.

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And I now want to extend that same message here to those of you who have been with me through all of my creative evolutions, challenges, and celebrations and who have shared your own journeys and experiences of inspiration and growth.

I’m grateful for all that you contribute to the collective in all the myriad of expressions and experiences that create this colorful tapestry of life as we know it and unfolding magick within the Great Mystery.

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Together, we move mountains and paint masterpieces.

Thank you for sharing your love, support, gifts, and incredibly unique sparks of beauty with me and the world. There is so much to be grateful for and today is a reminder to make that a regular practice, just like infusing fun into your life is fundamentally important, as they both are life-changers.

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I just wanted to share a little message of thanks, as we’re heading off here for some snow-shoeing out into the Winter Wonderland that awaits us before celebrating this day with friends at a giant vegan potluck Thanksgiving, bringing together a collective community here beaming out joyful wishes to all.

I will be holding thoughts of love, gratitude, and hope with every step I plunge into the pure white snow.

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Astrid and the kitty babies send their good wishes of wonder and joy too!

 

 

Moments that Matter


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There is a lot that goes on in any given day of my life, and likely yours too, and yet there are moments where time ceases to exist, every sensory perception feels stimulated wide open, and every detail is alive and strokes those perceptions like a fine tuned piano that harmonizes the perfect chords of your soul.

Some may call these the moments that take your breath away.

I feel them to be resonant moments that whisper the mysteries unraveled, breathe clarity into illusion, and sing the soul lineage of my heart.

These are the revealing moments that unveil meaning and purpose, that demonstrate love-making between your cosmic and human essence at its finest, and that voice the authenticity you’ve sought amidst the noise and distractions.

If you’ve wondered who you are, these are the moments of your truth.

These are the moments of your being.

And they are the moments shining love’s clarity that exists beyond any confines of your defining it.

It is so visceral you can taste it with your soul.

And everything in that eternal moment makes sense.

Then you don’t need to search and question anymore because you simply know.

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