In my Christian tradition today is the beginning of Advent, four weeks of reflecting on and honoring the sacred and blessed dark out of which emerges new life. Four weeks of cozy-ing in, nuzzling with our own deepest hopes and dreams for all the possibilities of justice and joy, peace and abundance. In my Christian tradition those possibilities are humanized, personified, by a child in the womb of a 1st century Middle Eastern woman named Miriam (Mary) - it is the promise of all that is Holy and Sacred knit into the bones and flesh of her baby, Jesus, and every baby, and every bit of energy that incarnates into matter. Blessed are the mothers carrying the possibilities of our deepest hopes and dreams in their wombs. Blessed are the Divine possibilities that will emerge as Divine realities. Blessed are those who wait, who prepare for all that is possible to emerge from this time of sacred and blessed darkness. Blessed is the Darkness of Advent.
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