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Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, marking the beginning of the holiday season celebrating the miracle of The Light. The Solstice arrives on Thursday and Christmas on Sunday.
We’re all looking for the same thing really ~ Chanukah, Solstice, Christmas ~ a life lived in the light.
Many years ago, my best friend (who happens to be Jewish) asked me what I would like for Christmas. When I told her that I’d like a menorah, she was a little surprised but it arrived on Christmas day and is one of my most treasured possessions. It signifies so many things ~ the Festival of Lights, of course, as well as the Solstice and the return of the light. But it’s also a symbol of our friendship that miraculously endures, where no darkness is allowed. When I am at my darkest, she is always there offering a light to lead me out.
Isha Lerner celebrates the holiday season in her Inner Child deck with the suit of Crystals. The Seven of Crystals shows a young girl lighting candles which resemble a menorah. Lerner says the candles “symbolize lamps or guides that help illuminate the process” of weaving “truth and wisdom into light.” I’m reminded of my special menorah.
The Ten of Crystals shows Christmas day after the gifts have been opened. As far as I know, this is the only deck that depicts Christmas. It’s a homey scene ~ children playing with their toys, papa throwing a yule log on the fire, and mama hanging a tiny stocking for the new baby she holds in her arms.
Let the Ten of Crystals warm your heart. Celebrations and festivals of all traditions bring people together. They instill a special feeling of gratitude that comes from the desire to be universally connected and loved. Open to the gifts that life has in store for you. ~ Isha Lerner, Inner Child Cards
If you believe…miracles happen!