Day 5 ~ Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Here are my thoughts as I rise this morning to the calls of the elusive howler monkeys:
Oh Infinite One, hallowed be Your name, and all Your holy angels on High and all the realms of the Vastness that You inhabit, in the outer worlds, the inner worlds, all realms and dimensions ~ I bow in gratitude to you this Thanksgiving morning for all of my ancestors and relations, all friends and acquaintances, all of our descendants. I thank you for this eternal connection and all that it holds. I thank you for showing me a way to hold the deep grief of the loss of my marriage, a loving and mostly successful relationship of 40 years, the deep longing to embrace my son who is half a world away in this moment and who I have spent so many joyous Thanksgivings with, and the powerfully heart-opening experience and great joy of being here in community and feeling seen, heard and loved for just exactly who I am ~ that You have brought me here today in this magnificent place and graced me with the ability to hold all of these: the grief, the longing, and such love from and for others here ~ I thank you and bow again and again.
To all of you: “May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you shine your way on” ✨💜✨