Happy Christmas Eve Loved Ones!
I care for you all so much and for the sacred purpose you bring to my life to serve each of you that I had to share my most PRECIOUS GIFT with you this Holiday Season, my daughter, Asha. She is 9 years old and in the 4th grade. She is my only child, the light of my light and my GREATEST TEACHER and HEALER.
She is a very gifted artist. She created the little gingerbread village you see in the photo and decorated it herself. She is wise beyond her years, sensitive, and oh so loving. She is a “crystal” child come into the world to bring back artistic beauty, light, love and healing. My eyes fill with tears as I write and my heart just bursts with the deepest emotions as I think of what a gift she has been in my life. She is what started me on my healing path over 9 years ago. I looked in her eyes as a baby and a clear message came to me that I had to begin my healing journey so as to be the best mother possible to this special soul. She has been the driving motivation behind all that I do. It was she that gave me the courage to surrender to God, fall to my knees and pray for another solution to my life other than working for others, having my time taken from me and my daughter, and my value diminished. She sacrificed a lot of time with me in her early years as I was struggling through a separation and divorce I did not want. Looking back through healed eyes, I see what a great blessing it all was.
She is with her father for Christmas this year. I have not spent a Christmas with her in many years. It’s a sacrifice of love for her. I don’t have a large immediate or close family to give her the memories I had as a child. With her father, she is able to truly enjoy a loving Christmas with a large family and many cousins who are all close to her age. She looks forward to it every year. And I am truly happy she can have that experience and I am grateful that her father can give that to her.
This year was the first year she thoughtfully and of her own volition purchased me a gift with her own money while with her dad. It was a beautiful pair of dichroic glass earrings. (She knows how much I LOVE JEWELRY!) And, of course, she couldn’t wait for Christmas and asked me to open it early, which I lovingly did. It was such an incredibly sacred experience to witness her joy of giving deeply and truly from her innocent and delicate heart. That was the TRUE GIFT she gave me this HOLYDAY.
With the deepest of love for all of you that follow my blog, that are on my e-list, that use my services, that are near and dear to my heart, I give you the precious light of my child as a gift from me to you. There is no greater gift I can give that means so much to me. Her light, her heart, her love can change the world. It changed my world completely for the better! Honestly, she saved me from myself.
As the famous Kahlil Gibran shared in the book The Prophet:
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.”
Many grateful blessings to all of you this HOLYDAY SEASON! May you be blessed with the precious gifts in your life. They are all around you. You have but to open your heart and see.
With the greatest love and light!