I changed my "theme" for this blog late last night, and when I came to it in the morning, I was shocked. Night moods and morning moods are very different from each other. Today the morning moon was half light and half dark. I suppose it is like that. I have now changed it again and I'm still not satisfied. I can't seem to find the tone that fits my mood of the moment and perhaps as the day goes on, it will come, or maybe ginko leaves are just right for today.
Mitchell's mother posted beautifully on the Caring Bridge website after the 49 days since his death Tibetan Buddhist ceremony to release Mitchell with love and joy.
I post an excerpt of what she wrote:
“We may be bruised by life’s farewells, but it is possible to heal and become whole again if we are willing to move inside the heart and live patiently through the process. As difficult and painful as it is, the wonder of spiritual growth will be marveled from our new depth of faith with God and with others.
What an inspirational statement by a mother who has lost a child!
Since the ceremony I am reading all I can to understand the Buddhist concept of living and dying and how, if I understand it right, the "mind" always exists, and we move in and out of that. I, too, am intrigued with this journey of understanding and integrating life and death.
My intention for the new year is there and also with Connection Well. Jane and I spoke this morning and we are thrilled with how it is beginning and how we see it expanding.
The sun is shining and the leaves are playing with the light. The ice on the railing of the deck begins to melt, change form, life and death.
A beautiful and fulfilling New Year's Eve for us all!!