Christmas Eco Prayer
(to the rhythms of the Lord’s Prayer)
Our Gaia, your Winter Solstice
heralds Christmas time.
Stars in our eyes, fire in our hearts,
on earth, as it is in visions.
Grant us the Great Christmas Blessing –
birthing joy, love, peace and oneness.
An everlasting carol sung each New Year
to unite culture and creation
in a Christmas spirit passion.
For ours is the power
to create such a future.
In the spirit of ‘many roads lead to Rome’, I send you this.
To: all of our family and friends
Soft base earth to heaven’s height;
as we share our kindest thoughts,
deeds … and delights;
may we all reach beyond the darkness
and embrace the light.
Beech wood fires burn bright and clear
If you keep the logs a year
Store your beech for Christmastide
with new cut holly laid beside.
Chestnuts only good they say
If for yours is stored away.
Birch and fir wood burn too fast
Blaze too bright and do not last
Flames from larch will shoot up high
dangerously the sparks will fly.
But ash wood green and ashwood brown
are fit for a queen with a golden crown
Oaken Logs, if dry and old
keep away the winter cold
Poplar gives a bitter smoke
will fill your eyes and make you choke
Elm wood burns like churchyard mould.
E’en the very flames are cold.
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread
So it is in Ireland said.
Applewood will scent the room
Pearwood smells like flowers in bloom
But ashwood west and ashwood dry
A Kind may warm his slippers by
(Anon) Sent in by Mrs C Murray
The Art of True Love
A man wrote a poem and gave it to his love. Then he painted a portrait of his love and hung where everyone could see it.
The man composed a piece of music and dedicated it to his love. Finally, he sculpted a statue and presented it to the public in honour of his love. The man sighed; his love asked what was wrong? ‘I have created all these works of art to prove my love for you, but what have you ever given me to prove your love?’ His love smiled and turned away. When she turned to him again, she presented him with their child and the man knew he could never create anything as perfectly as that.
The Evidence In Your Life That You Have A Guardian Angel
Meditation is the key to communicating with angels. Speak to them with gratitude and love…As I meditate I ask my angel to help me spiritually and to guide me in the path to overcome my ego and to be at one with my higher self and to assist my conciseness and awareness. I ask my angel, I also asked if I can get my answer or blessings through my dreams… And that same night I had the most amazing dream with my grandmother who departed from this physical world about a year ago. I saw her in an airport I was very surprise to see her because in my dream I acknowledge she was not alive in the physical world.. I was going down an electric stairway and she was waiting for me at the bottom. She seems happy to see me she looked very young and she gave me so many hugs and she said to me ‘I am so proud of you’. What’s funny is that when she passed away I felt nothing inside, I did not feel sad and I did not cry because I knew some how she was happy and in a better place where her body simply cannot go and I am not afraid of dying I actually welcome it when my time comes and just hopefully she is there to guide me to my next spiritual journey. Love and happiness be with you all brothers and sisters and please have faith and don’t let your ego control you.
Message from the Cygnus Customer Care Team
We would like to thank all of our members for their loving support, generosity and kindness over the past year. It never ceases to amaze us how wonderful our members are, we have truly enjoyed the conversations we have had with you all, we have really appreciated your lovely comments regarding the titles we have brought you and for the service we have provided this year.
We wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year, and sincerely thank you all for being a part of the Cygnus Family.
Love and Blessings.
Carwen, Claire, Cerith, James, Jayne, Maew, Phil, Rachel, Susan, Sajai, Ying & Ann, Geoff, John & Sam Napier
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