A Soft Release.
A few evenings ago, I was walking close to the sunset hour. As I looked up, I saw a display of softness my soul was craving. A fellow walker near me had their eyes downcast toward the ground and I found myself exclaiming to them, "Look! Look that this soft pink sky before us!" They looked up, and then to me, and with tired, yet kind eyes shared that it was just what they had needed to see in that moment, and that they would not have noticed, had it not been brought to their attention to look up." I needed that too.
I thought about their response several times as I walked, thinking of our kind exchange. The importance of helping each other "to look up, and around" is so very necessary to our connectedness, helping us realize the very softness that awaits us in so many ordinary moments.This Sunday marks one of my favorite sacred practices, The season of Advent. It marks the awaiting time leading up to the birth of Jesus, celebrating on Christmas Day. The first scripture read and first candle lit, signifies a light shining through the darkness in great anticipation of Hope being revealed soon.
"The beloved are walking in darkness, and have seen a light which has dawned."
As we continue through this next month, I pray it is filled with so much comfort, and from it, so much joy. As busy or complicated as it may feel or be, may we always and forever, point each other to the soft light and releases meant for each and every one of us.