Yes, it is the Season of Lights celebrated over many generations in various cultural and spiritual traditions, with candles, lamps, and little (or big) sparklies shining from mini ‘World Trees’ (a.k.a. Christmas and Yule Trees), wreaths, and around doorways and windows.
Those little lights bring to mind the Divine Spark mentioned in quite a few of those traditions — the Divine Heart-Spark that resides within, from, and all around us.
This Ken Nerburn reflection is a favorite reminder of just how welcome a beacon our seemingly little Divine Spark can be:
“We are not saints, we are not heroes. Our lives are lived in the quiet corners of the ordinary. We build tiny hearth fires, sometimes barely strong enough to give off warmth.
But to the person lost in the darkness, our tiny flame may be the road to safety, the path to salvation.
It is not given us…
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