Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Voices of the light speakers.

Day 6
The 12 Days of Christmas Blessings at the Shelter

When we started asking clients at the shelter if they'd like to participate in Christmas messages online, the videographer said, "Think of this as those 'Messages to our Troops' we often see on TV. This is what these are like. Messages back home, to your family."

How exciting, people responded. In fact, they thought it was so exciting some have since approached and asked, "When are we sending the messages to our troops?"

This morning, I share with you the voices and faces of people who, while calling the shelter home, yearn for another place, another time, other people. In their joy and gratitude and longing,they share their wonder with the camera. In their heartfelt messages they speak of who we all are, what we all share. Some scientists describe our world as packets of light creating energy in the form of life. May these voices and faces remind you, we are all beings of light connected on this human journey, giving life to all that is wondrous and beautiful and heartfelt about us. We are all connected.

May your day be filled with wonder. My daughter, Alexis, comes home for Christmas today. Home. That place where our hearts belong, find belonging, long for and long to know. Home. That place where, no matter where we might roam, our hearts know we are always at home when we travel with hearts filled with love and joy.

Alexis comes home today and our home will be filled with her love and joy. We are all blessed.

May you be blessed today with knowing, you are exactly where you belong in your heart.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

These are portraits of hearts. Good hearts. Not always strong hearts but definitely hearts that hold love. I'd like to give them all a great big hug.

Blessings to you, Louise. I can hear in your writing voice the excitement of Alexis's homecoming and your love on hold and waiting to be bestowed.