At the end of the year a fire ceremony is held to release all of the names on the prayer list in sacred ceremony. This year, we gathered at my friend's home on a bluff overlooking the Santa Barbara Channel with Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands in the distance. It was a beautiful ceremony with meditation to singing bowls and some sharing of movement and inspirational readings . . . even a song that drew a pod of dolphins to play in the water below us.
Again and again this holiday season, I have been reminded of how sweetly I am held in the hearts of so many loving beings in both the seen and unseen worlds, and my availability to dance to the melodies of life!