by Monica Mae Leibson
"As the cold comes down and leaves a white blanket on the earth, I affirm that life is beautiful.
The trees have shed what no longer serves them and are going bare. Releasing their outward extension of life and going within, getting quiet and still.
With this sweet serene landscape, I become one with the earth.
Letting go of anything external in my life that holds no true value to my spirit.
Letting go of a busy hectic pace that the fall held and feeling the calm rush over.
Sparking a fire within me, to bring warmth to my soul and to everyone on the planet.
Sparking a heart that beats with love and peace for all creatures. Although life may sometimes seem unbalanced and chaotic, I affirm I am part of a divine plan.
I am a divine being called to take action and make a difference to reduce the pain and suffering of all people.
And my light increases the light in the world. Person by person. Candle by candle.
In times of darkness, my divinity shines even more brightly."