It’s “new calendar” time of year! Well, it’s kinda past that, but my New Year got a late start, what with the old year going out in such an unexpected way. So, I’m just now getting around to picking up supplies.
As I had to go all budget-y, and I was late to the task, my selections were limited. I ended up with a day-planner that I don’t hate, and one weekly, almanac-style spiral, desk-top calendar. Almost immediately I discovered/was directed to a profound message of release, and adaptation.
Letting go, as we all know, is a theme of mine. (And for some of you, as well.) When we actively, and with intention, open ourselves up, allowing our “problems” to drop away, we make room for more of what we truly need, and what is so much better for us.
Here’s the view of that page. There’s a lot to read there, so I’ve plucked out a few pertinent bits.
“Boreas was one of the four seasonal wind gods in ancient Greek mythology. He was the god of the north wind and winter. Of all the wind gods, he was the most powerful……
This image is still with us today, as Old Man Winter….” and we can still see him on maps and in iconic graphics which feature “his face amongst the clouds, cheeks puffed out as he blows cold air over the earth.”
I loved this reminder. All that we once knew to be true, our old standards, our basic beliefs, our deities of long ago, they never die. They simply transform, move forward. As we can do. As we must do, in order to survive, and to live our best lives.
Bumps along the road, our detours and setbacks, these are PART of the journey. They are not the END, just as the revising and altering of old into new, doesn’t bring our story to a close. We grow and learn and keep going.
We make progress. Even in the face of ugliness and ignorance. It is all progress, it all growth.
Llewellyn’s Witches’ 2018 Datebook
Today’s Affirmation, by James Kambos:
Boreas, god of snow and icy gale,
Remove this problem from my life
and let peace prevail.