Archive for December, 2011

The inward spiral… this is the path of waning, the gentle release back into darkness, the return to potential. Turning inward can feel like letting go. It can seem like being lost in a darkened forest or like a descent deep into the earth. Spiraling down through layer upon layer, walking through darkness by the light of soul, of faith, this is the path of the seeker. And this path shines with a promise: at the center, the light awaits the seeker.

The dance of the moon reflects this promise. For even as the light of the moon diminishes, even as it disappears from the sky leaving the moon to rest in darkness, three days later this light is reborn. So too the sun is reborn in its darkest moment, in the heart of the longest night, the night of the winter solstice.

For the seeker, the path spirals deep into the earth of self. Through the darkness of that earth the seeker walks, through layer upon layer of experience, through the caves of the inner landscape the seeker tracks the center. For like the earth, at the center burns a great fire, a sacred flame of Truth.  To stand in the presence of this flame is to discover Truth. To touch this flame is to awaken to Self. To tend this flame is to know: at the center, the light awaits the seeker.

Deep in the belly
of blackened earth
life seems desolate

The pressure
drives consciousness inward
to the very depths
of your soul

Until you strike the match
rekindle the flame
of your soul
and awaken
renewed in the dawn

by Jennifer L. Jacoby

Peace and long life… Jennifer

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The Sacred Three… Mother, Father and Creator… you can name them, can feel their energies flowing in the world around you. They are distinct, like the energies of each full moon; yet, at the same time, the Three are One.

You are a child of the Sacred Three, born of the Great Love-Making, the sacred dance of Mother, Father and Creator. You have been gifted a body that pulsates with the rhythm of that Love-Making. Close your eyes for a moment; sink into your heart and touch that sacred rhythm. It is there, singing to you. Every day, every moment, the Love of the Sacred sings to you in each beat of your heart.

The earth too is born of the Great Love-Making, is a child of the Sacred Three. Like you, the earth has a sacred pulsation, a heartbeat of sacred love. It beats with a rhythm that seems slower, deeper than yours, but it is there. You can hear that sacred rhythm. It beats just beyond the rhythm of your own heart.

You can find harmony between your heartbeat and the heartbeat of the earth. So too you can find harmony between the rhythm of your heart and the heartbeat of the Sacred. The path to that sacred harmony is inside of you. It is there, in the beating of your own heart.

Heartbeat of the human heart, heartbeat of the earth, heartbeat of the Sacred… Three distinct rhythms, each unique in their fullness; yet, at the same time, the Three are One.

The One
by Jennifer L. Jacoby

Deep within you
springs the well
The sacred font
from which all flows
like water over stone
the blessed song
of love

Peace and long life… Jennifer

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