following our first
one of our sisters
was given the gift
of an amazing
Her sister in law had given her one
during a visit home to Quebec immediately
following our retreat.
It was the chosen jewelry piece, of that year,
raising funds for breast cancer...
After the weekend we had just shared together
she could not resist buying us each one
and we were all thrilled...
Inside was a piece of paper on which you could write
which I did so
in fact I added another piece of paper to mine...
I treasured it
was honoured to wear it
loved all it represented
I lost it
I was so sad
but at the same time I trusted that there was a purpose
behind this loss
My sister tried to hunt another one down for me
but to no avail
and I had all but given up on it and fall turned to winter
and the amulet became a treasured memory.
as with all stories of loss
something came back to me
while digging in my herb garden this past week
I found it!
One of the pieces of papers was missing
but the other was there in relative could condition
surviving the long, cold wet winter...
It all struck me
when I reflected on my "winter"
not only the earth season, but the spiritual season of winter that I had walked through
and I felt that there was no accident in that they would return to me
at this time
not that they had ever left
but that they would come back in the physical sense
during this new season
that they would come back to me when I need a sign of Hope
such a gift
It was such a symbol to me that sometimes things need to be buried away
in the sense that there
is a time for hibernation
a time for marination
a time for stillness
a time for exposure
a time for letting go
a time to just be and nothing else
a time for winter
Now in the season of Spring
my prayers are back around my neck
new ones will be added
old ones have been answered
a new paper will be placed inside
reflecting this new Season
that is blooming
with in me
What is blooming inside of you sweet sisters?
Love and Light