12/30/13

Happy New Year's Eve eve


Like you, it's been a busy holiday season. Before we ring in the new year, we have a birthday to celebrate and a hummingbird cake to bake. Then a larger, joint family birthday to celebrate on January 1.

I wanted to take this time to say "Thank you" and "Bless you" for those who share my internet world. May God/Spirit/Divine continue to lead you through your struggles and help you find more bountiful blessings for you and yours in 2014.

See you soon with more adventure posts and resolution talk. For now, enjoy the winding down of the calendar year with your loved ones.

Sincerely,
Donna, aka GGG

12/21/13

More Solstice Fun

Shortest day = Longest night





How about ...


  • adding a little sexy?

  http://mancave.cbslocal.com/2013/12/20/winter-solstice-the-longest-sexiest-night-of-the-year/


  • Wassailing?
  • Throwing a party?   
  • Kissing under the mistletoe?
  • Snuggle under the sheets



Winter Solstice 2013

Happy 1st Day of Winter, 2013!!


We've wound down to the shortest day of the year in terms of day light. Enjoy the light while you can today.

More info:

I love the last line of this article:  "If you don’t like the cold, the good news is whatever the rest of winter brings, daylight is once again on the upswing."  It makes me :) !
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/12/20/winter-solstice-2013-shortest-day-of-the-year-but-sunset-already-creeping-later/

http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-winter-winter-solstice




12/20/13

Psychics, Transformation & Light

Hi Readers,

I may have been quiet here--too quiet. I have a tendency to do that when I'm in transition.



How so, you might ask?

Well, I'm still waiting for my memoir and/or movie to be sold. I'm still running a family and household. I'm trying to slow down the days so that we can enjoy the holidays more. I'm trying to exercise more, meditate daily, volunteer when & where called...even if it's totally inconvenient, the urgent stuff gets priority.

Recently, I had a psychic reading by a very gifted clairvoyant. It was amazing to hear about my journey...but more on that in a blog post about that adventure. Beyond the specifics, I know that I am called to be a lightworker, a person to help heal pieces of the world by being/acting/shining light and love. My psychic meditation training is reinforcing that innate belief that my spiritual and psychic gifts are important, even to the point of offending more strict, religious folks.

I have a feeling many of you are also light workers. That you FEEL others, that you're drawn to helping, that you get sucked into situations you want to improve, but that you don't know how to be "in" but "separate".
So while I'm [re]learning how to better handle, use, separate, etc. my gifts, I'm wondering if you're feeling the same?

At the final 5 day countdown before Christmas and the day before winter solstice {"In 2013, winter begins with the solstice at 12:11 P.M. on December 21 (EST). Get more facts about the first day of winter. --http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-winter-winter-solstice} I hope you'll think about the meanings of light and dark in your life and in the bigger world.
Do you have balance?
Are you longing for more light, lightness, freedom?
Can you be the light for someone else?

Blessings to you all today and always.
XO Donna, aka GGG

12/17/13

Advent Devotional

I wrote this for my new church for an advent devotional. It comes out today. I thought you might like to read it, too.



December 17, 2013 Third Tuesday of Advent 

Ephesians 5:8-14 
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.

Reflection: During these days leading up to winter and Christmas, it’s no accident our thoughts turn inward. Our ancestors faced long cold months of winter and wondered how they would survive.


 As Christians, we look ahead while thinking of the past. It helps to know that even during the darkest of times—before we had God in our lives—He made a way for us. Whatever may come during this winter and others, we know God has a good plan for us. We can survive anything, thanks to the One who rescued us by sending his son, Jesus. “Praise be to God!” we may say, but is that enough? What about the lost? During these long hours before the official beginning of winter, many people battle family issues, financial hardships and depression. They are hopeless and without faith. While we can give them neither, we can pay God’s love forward by living out the fruits of the Spirit. If we work in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23), we can be a light for all to see. We can demonstrate the good, God-life through our actions, not our affiliations. How much more then will our words become once we’ve demonstrated the good news?
 The process may not be quick or easy. We may be forced to cast light on wicked ways. We may even be called to speak hard truths. As long as we act and speak with love, compassion and biblical truths, we can show the transformation, peace and pardon that only God can provide—the real gift this holiday season.   Question: This Christmas season, will you be a beacon of hope? Will you shine the way to God’s forgiveness and salvation through your actions? Prayer:
 Dear Father, thank you for reaching out to remove us from our dark, dysfunctional places. Thank you for offering us forgiveness and grace sufficient to cover all of our sins. Please help us to walk daily the lighted path so that we can remain your light in a dark world. Amen.    

12/10/13

Migraine Sabbatical

Okay, not really.

Picture of Art Featured in the UNC Botanical Garden


But a major migraine crashed over me, taking me away from my plans for a few days. I'll be back soon with some good comment.



12/1/13

Advent

Today is the 1st day of Advent.




What is Advent?

Generically, advent means "arrival, emergence, coming."

Religiously, it refers to the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, when Christians prepare for the coming of Jesus, the light that comes to give hope during the literal darkest season of the year (coinciding with the winter solstice).

When you were little, your parents may have given you an advent calendar to help you count down the days until Christmas.

Simply, the season of Advent is to help us remember why we celebrate Christmas. If you're not religious, it's a way to remember that there's always a light to light your darkest hours.