Vera's Light in the Darkness Newsletter
My Favorite People,
I am reading the book Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton right now, and in it I came across an interesting sentence:
This December I have been more aware than ever before of the meaning of a festival of light coming as it does when the days are so short, and we live in darkness for the greater part of the afternoon.
I had never thought of Christmas that way before but it really is a festival of light near the darkest day of the year. So are Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. It can't be a coincidence that they are all held around the same time, the darkest time of the year. It made me think that maybe these festivals aren't so much about celebrating a deity as they are about adding light to the darkness. But then again, maybe that's exactly what all religion and spirituality boil down to: finding light when and where there is darkness.
PSYCHIC CHRISTMAS WISHES™
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? It's not too late to send a Psychic Christmas Wish™. That's a gift certificate for a little bit of psychic advice. To find out more, visit my website.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
When I was 10 years old I had an eating disorder. Earlier this year I wrote down the entire story of my eating disorder. The story is now part of a book that was recently published called You Are Not Alone. The book is a collection of stories, poems and artwork centering on eating disorders. All proceeds from book sales will go to eating disorder organizations. www.youarenotalonebook.com
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FREEDOM
On December 9 I celebrated my one year anniversary of being free from a full-time job. I now do several different things part-time each, and I am much happier. I drive a taxi, I do counseling sessions, I do German translation, I do freelance Flash development. I also paint but I'm not getting paid for that. Yet. Speaking of which..
ANTI-9 TO 5 INSPIRATION
I am doing a series of interviews with people who have created lives for themselves outside of the 9 to 5 world. I am hoping that these interviews will inspire others to see that they too can have the life and the living they want. The first interview was with my friend Angie, a professional artist. You can read the interview here.
NEW MOON ON WEDNESDAY
This Wednesday, December 20, is the last new moon of the year. You can use it to make a Christmas wish or to start thinking about new year's manifestations. This is a great opportunity to start the new year with a wish having come true. This is how you do it:
- On the new moon this Wednesday, think of something you want that can reasonably be attained within two weeks, by the full moon on January 3. If you are working on a bigger wish that takes more time, think of the next smaller step that will lead towards it.
- Make sure that you believe that it's possible for it to come true. If you don't believe it, it can't come true. It's important to believe it intellectually as well as emotionally.
- Write it down on a piece of paper. Then put it away.
- On the full moon on January 3, revisit your piece of paper. Did you get what you wanted?
- Learn from your experience. And feel free to share your experience with me!
TRAVELING THIS WEEK?
I will be driving a taxi every day this week. If you need a taxi to the airport, please give me a call! Note though that by law I am only allowed to pick up within the city of San Francisco. But I can take you to any airport you want. (SF).846.4482
Wishing you lots of light this dark season!