Saw this “tree sculpture” walking along Mountain Road today, first day after first snow….
thought of the “angle”, perspective, light in which it caught my eye to look like a woman, creature, being, fairy, with a snow cap and was amused.
and came upon these ideas from Bill Donahue (Hidden Meanings.com), which resonate deeply on today’s meditative walk in the snow:
THE ANGEL IS THE LIGHT
THAT DESCENDS ON ALL
“The angel is the ANGLE of light that comes to
each of us, and enters us during our meditation period.
It brings a new life to be born within.
A life that will grow within us to carry us through
all of the storms and rise up within us to command,
peace, be still.
IT MUST BE BORN OF A VIRGIN
This new life is born of a virgin mind.
It is born only when there is no stain of thought.
It is born only in the quiet of the right side where there
is total silence.
Only in silence, away from all of the thoughts
of the lower mind.”
further reflection on the true meaning of (Christmas) from same source:
“There has never been joy in the world, because
the true meaning of Christ, or Krishna, or Buddha,
or Allah or Jahovah, has never been realized.
Thus I encourage all who will listen, to allow the
child of promise to be born outside of the business
of the mind, in the place of quiet
In the place of nature.
At the right side.
At the meditative place that Jesus spoke of when
he mentioned the single eye, watching,
taking no thought, and casting your net to the right side.
When his instructions are obeyed then the
real Christmas takes place.
The real Christmas takes place within you as the child
of promise is born to you of the virgin consciousness,
in the right side where there is none of the busyness of the left.
When you allow Christmas to occur within you, it begins
with silence and darkness as the story tells us it did so long ago.
And now quiet descends on that Holy City within you.
A new peace has come
A beautiful quiet finds its way into your heart.
The child is born.
His name shall be called, Allah, Jesus,
Jahovah, Krishna, Buddha
His message of peace and love, and healing,
is the same for all.
Truly the real meaning of Christmas
has been fulfilled within you.
Silent night holy night
All is calm all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace