Merry Meet friends! I can’t believe it’s December already..the Season of Yule and the return of the Sun! I have been so busy for several months now preparing to move to a new home that the days are blending together in a big blur. Selling our home then buying one…planning for all the home improvements we’re doing to the new house….packing up the old house which includes a huge amoung of getting rid of stuff since we have bought a much smaller home!…. Well, you get the picture.
On top of that I broke my leg! Ends up what was thought to be a sprained knee turned into a broken tibial plateau…a serious injury and will take time to heal and time in a wheelchair. The timing couldn’t be worse!! Having said that I’m blessed with family and friends who have stepped up to help us pack, help me run errands, take me to doc appts etc. Thank Goddess for them or we would be very behind!! We move into our new home in less then 2 weeks!! We will be settled in just in time for Yule!
Being that we are moving right before Yule..and the fact we’ve had such warm weather so far this Winter…I’m having a hard time getting that feeling of Yule. You know, the sitting by the fire with a hot chocolate, watching holiday movies, planning a shopping day, kind of feeling. I have had to do all my holiday shopping online so far as getting out for me is tough right now. But I’ve done it. We’ve not had but one fire going because it’s been warm or because we’ve been gone, out shopping for things for the new house like vanities, appliances, flooring, lighting etc. (ok..that is VERY fun! 🙂 I’ve watched a few movies when I’ve had the time and listen to holiday music alot..but still..the feeling isn’t with me. It doesn’t feel like Yule or the holiday season.
Now, having said that, I realize there is a difference between the holiday commercialism and Yule. When I think about Yule it’s a whole different thing. It’s about the turning of the Wheel, the return of the Sun, days lengthening. It’s about a quiet celebration. When I think about it that way, I realize that I have been celebrating the coming of Yule. The Full Snow Moon was amazing! For several days I was wheeled out to the porch to spend time with our Moon Goddess. Letting Her energy flow over, around and thru me…allowing Her to heal, to raise my spirits, to accept that some things are just out of my control. I have spent quiet mornings watching the Sun come up and the Sun Go Down…in quiet contemplation. I have lit candles daily..as always…for those who need healing, including myself. I have asked for a smooth transition to our new home and prayed the house is Blessed with an abundance of Joy, Love and Positive energy. So…I guess in fact, I am celebrating Yule..simply and as it should be.
I hope in this time of crazy busyness, massive shopping, dealing with problem family members and worrying about every little detail to make Christmas “perfect”….you take the time to realize that what the Season is truly about is Love and Joy. Find simple ways to celebrate with your family. Take a walk on a snowy, star-filled night. Have a quiet candle-lit simple meal together. Skip the gifts and give to a favorite charity, adopt a needy family, or give money to an animal shelter. Start a fire in the fireplace, cauldron or just a simple candle. Write down your wishes for the next year and burn them in the fire. Just keep it simple. The first thing I did when we got the keys to our house this past Thursday..was to hang an evergreen wreath on my new front door! It was all I needed to remind me of the season. Made me smile 🙂
I’ve not got much time right now to write a lot of blogs but I’ll do my best to be back again a time or two before Yule. I hope that you all are having a wonderful Season so far! Blessings to you and yours!