A truly wonderful aspect of snow is the quiet. A blanket of snow brings a feeling of peace. Of course I’m speaking of gently falling snow; everything being covered by that pure white collection of unique-in-all-the-Universe snowflakes. Pure and completely themselves, falling gently to the ground. I’m reminded of Masaru Emoto’s work that I’ve written about in Water Walking and Words. His studies of water, frozen, showing their unique crystalline figures and being receptive to change by words, writing, songs, music and collective prayers are worth your attention. If you haven’t seen his rice experiment on YouTube, I highly recommend it for its sheer simplicity. Anyone can do this experiment. It graphically shows how powerful our words are in affecting our environment and those around us. It also reminds us of our own Divine Gift of being unique in all of the Universe.
Snow, creating a blanket of quiet, helps us find our source in the stillness. If you are not in snow you can visualize a blanket of pure white, glistening, sparkling snow all around you. In your still beingness you can recall winter blessings: slowing down, hot chocolate and singing. Today I’m enclosing (below) one of my favorite websites with a group of snow flakes and a clip from one of my favorite movies for our snowy season.
My friend, Janette, knows she is an incarnate elf. Each year, a week before Christmas, she dresses up in one of her many elf costumes that include tiny bells and multicolored twinkling lights. She has a variety of hats and costumes. She walks around town, running her errands just as though she was in her regular street clothes. She intends to bring laughs and joy to people, and it never fails. We watch the Elf movie together several times during the holiday season and laugh and laugh.
So this winter and Holiday season, I hope you will enjoy the snow even if you just have to imagine it. Water in the elemental realm is love. You contain that same love and purity, that same innocence. And you contain that same Divine Mystery that can allow the life-giving quality of water to be a vapor, mist, liquid or solid. We can be in the dream state (mist), in the spiritual flow (liquid) or grounded in the earth (solid). Each state offers us a different experience of ourselves in the world. The more we become aware of and study water, the more we will appreciate its sacredness. We know that water can be purified and healed by our thoughts, words and prayers– and so can we. So, enjoy a nice hot bath with your favorite flower essence and music, and enjoy the season of peace, joy, love and snow.