Merry Christmas Everybody!
‘’Would people please stop telling me Santa Claus doesn’t exist? I met him when I was a kid, surrounded by teenaged elves and stuff, one of them had a camera. Santa was fun and smelt of fags and beer, I remember his big red nose too, even the hairs in his nostrils. You see I met him, sat on his lap, chatted and he gave me a toy car, and yeah it was in market, but I know it was the real Santa…’’
Christmas and the New Year.
By the time you get this Newsletter you will hopefully have got your Christmas pretty much sorted and I hope that it is filled with lots of magic and wonder. After the year that we have all had I think we deserve the luxury of the moment to bathe in lots and lots of festive glow.
Yet as I write this, I am also aware that there will be many who will be dreading the New Year and the uncertainties that it will bring. Christmas, for some, is a time that is not necessarily pleasant as it is a stark reminder of how difficult life can be. I remember when my own family were young just how much of a struggle it was making ends meet. The jolly season was an added burden that I probably didn’t need on top of everything else that was going on but somehow we had a Christmas, a tree went up, a meal was cooked and each child had something to open.
Others will have lost dear ones and the time of year will be so poignant as a result of the anguish of the pandemic.
A personal ritual of gratitude.
So, this year I hope you will join me in creating a personal ritual of gratitude but also in sending out a petition of healing and light. This does not have to be anything formal but in your own words more of an intention.
My ritual will be over the Christmas time. I will put on my sacred space a Tarot card that for me speaks about the healing of the moment and I will invoke the wisdom, beauty and essence of the card to assist in bringing a light in the world to those that require it.
Here is a Christmas Tarot layout for you to try.
Christmas Tree. A message from my ancestral roots.
Star. How can I share my light?
Candle. Something to be optimistic about
Candy Cane. Celebrating something sweet.
Mistletoe. My relationship with others.
Holly. A renewal in the coming year
The feast. What I have to be grateful for.
Gifts. What can I give of myself in service
Cup of mead. Celebrating the achievements of the fading year.
Angel. How I will be supported in the coming year.
Finally, I wish you all a joyous and wonderful holiday. May it be peaceful and heartwarming.