Let’s Celebrate and Commemorate!
December is a month with many celebrations that commemorate a significant change in the course of a particular spiritual journey:
- December 8: Buddhists celebrate Bodhi Day that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment,
- December 10-18: Jews celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, to commemorate reclaiming the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of one-day supply of oil for the Temple Menorah lasting eight days,
- December 25: Christians celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, to name a few.
But this is December 2020!!! We have been in the “womb” of isolation and social distancing for nine months. That is a proper gestation period for birthing something new in our lives. So let’s commemorate what has changed in the course of our own journey and celebrate!
Questions for Circle Discussion
- What new pattern or process or rhythm has emerged for you over the past nine months as a positive change you want to continue to see develop?
- What habit, or routine, or rhythm has lost momentum over the last nine months and is ready to be discarded? Or has reached completion and is ready to be released?
- How would you like to celebrate, honor, or acknowledge this new birth, shift, or transformation in your life? What would you name your day of commemoration?
(For information on the power of honoring those crossroads where we changed course to follow what we know in our heart is true, read “Locating Landmarks”, The ABC Path toward True Wisdom)*
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*Lampmann, Teresa. The ABC Path toward True Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Trusting What She Knows in Her Heart Is True, Balboa Press, 2017. “Locating Landmarks”, p. 79-83.
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