There is something very mystical about silver, you can polish it to a brilliant shine, yet as it lives with you, it takes on a patina of its own. lately I’ve been cleaning a lot of jewelry for the church’s Funky Monkey Boutique. a tired old piece of jewelry can come alive with a cleaning and some TLC. (Tender Loving Care). In fact what appeared to be old metal when cleaned was seen to be a lovely piece of silver that had tarnished so much over the years, it had taken on a totally different look.
The moon itself is a wonder of beauty that is always giving us a new face to see and rediscover, Nature is forever in the state of change, and so are we. Each change brings a new dimension to our lives. We can waste time and energy trying to redo or stop the change, but the reality is we can’t go back. When we appreciate our lives for what it is at the very moment we are living it, We are well on our way to finding a peaceful way of existence.
Silver is associated with the moon, it symbolizes the night, the ‘Yin” side of life. It is a beautiful precious metal,to maintain its glow it needs to be worn, and tended to. So do our spirits, our minds, our bodies……… like the moon, we shine bright, we wax, we wane. Attending church/temple/shrine, is one way of polishing and working on our “shine”. Finding ways to stay in “tune” “touch” with our spiritual needs is important…. Today being Thanksgiving in PL, we gave thanks for the blessings of the month as well as for the past year.
May the silver moonbeams of the night
light your way to where it is bright,
so that your entry into the new year will be filled with light.
A celebration that is sure to delight…
I wish with all my heart and might…
That your dreams come true for you this night.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
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