Sunday, July 4, 2010

Darkness Deserves Gratitude

Darkness deserves gratitude.

It is the alleluia point at which we
learn to understand that all growth
does not take place in the sunlight.

~Joan Chittister
Uncommon Gratitude

Of Note: In esoteric studies, paradoxes reign supreme. One such paradox: Darkness is the real Light. From darkness physical light was born, and to it refulgent light will one day return in cycles evermore. That is one reason darkness holds such a sacred spot in the evolutionary development of humanity. Through those dark moments in our lives, crises hold the key to opportunities of advancement on the path. Those who seek out these opportunities are not masochists but realists, who sacrifice and serve by moving ahead more quickly for the collective good. Many such individuals are stepping up to serve and do so with little or no fanfare. When we hit the tipping point in numbers, the world could change overnight, literally.

Today's Weather Report: What a strange day weather-wise on this July 4th. Radar showed a wide band of orange, yellow and green thunderstorms heading our way mid-morning. Then the storms hit with fury, and waves of rain have been interspersed with periods of sunshine the rest of the day. It's been a perfect day to read a book. Speaking of books, although I do not normally read fiction, a friend loaned me The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, and I have found the "who done it" to be a page turner while walking on the treadmill.The picture above was taken by my visiting stepdaughter in the same friend's barn yesterday. The sun was blazing hot outside and shot through the walls upon entering the cavernous building. I did not even notice the mesmerizing view though she got several shots from different angles.