Every fall, I have traditionally honored the coming of the holiday seasons and New Year with a day of fasting and meditation/prayer. Because of my "untraditional" work schedule, I have had to plan my personal, spiritual retreat not based on the Roman calendar, but instead based on my inner needs/ability. There is typically never a Thanksgiving Day, a Christmas Day, or a New Year's Day that I can claim just for myself and that's OK...I believe the "celebration" exists within each of us in our own time and space and not because a calendar or a clock tells us so.
The one thing that holds universally true in all the major religions and spiritual movements is the fact this time of SEASON is held sacred...whether one chooses to celebrate Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas, Hallowmas, or The Chinese New Year...it is the SEASON that brings us together.
Monday night, I began a fast one hour after sunset. I will hold this fast 24 hours, filling my belly with meditation, prayer, music, and care-taking of my soul when I become hungry. I will be remembering each of you as I know you and envision each of you as you wholly are. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I will most likely return sometime on Wednesday or Thursday to BrainCheese. Until then, I add yet another video to this blog/journal and hope you enjoy it. For whatever reason, AOL would not let me embed the video player in the journal this time...you will have to click on the link and go to Uncut Videos to view...sorry for the inconvenience: