Sunday, February 11, 2007


Sunday. For some, a day of rest. For some, a day of worship. For some, a day for work.

This day has started out with a bang. Patti was rear-ended on the way to work. What started out as a day of work quickly turned into a day of worship and a day of rest.

I've wondered how a day can be all three things. It would seem that rest would negate the action of worship and worship would negate the requirement to work, etc. But here we are.

A dear friend and co-worker was on the doorstep this morning letting me know about the accident. My peace was quickly shattered and I prayed that Goddess had protected my partner.

Funny thing though. As I got to the accident site, I was struck by the beauty of the morning. Yes, everyone was alright, albeit a bit beat up and sore. But the sun was shining with a brightness I've not seen in days. The air was crisp and cold, heightening the senses. The dew had frozen on the windshield in the most amazing shapes and sizes! There was so much to behold.

As all of the people involved met with the police and exchanged information, I saw the trees on the side of the road. They were tall southern pines. Their size spoke of majesty. Neat thing about these southern pines: they grow very tall but all the branches are at the top of the trees. It's like the entire tree trunk is a root for the new growth.

I began to think about how much like those trees our lives become: We grow and each new level of understanding becomes a foundation for new growth.
So, even in the midst of confusion and concern our Mother speaks to us in the depths of our spirit about the importance of life.

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