Focus: Joy, wonder, love, fertility. New, bright beginnings and the reminder that when the cup of spirit is full, joy overflows it. I know a lot of us carry sadness and this time of year can bring the well of grief bubbling up to the surface. I try to remember the beautiful words of Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet, during those times.
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
In Light and Shadow,
*I don’t do affiliate links, so any links you find here in my blog will take you to my own hand crafted products/items. Please visit the shop to view my hand crafted items.