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The Bliss Mistress Guide: Birth of the Divine Child

by Edie Weinstein


Nine years ago, the words that you will read below, came through me, as if I were birthing them, When I write, that is the prevailing pattern. It has been that way for much of my life. I often say that “my writing writes me.” When I wrack my brain, attempting to be clever or erudite, it is like clanging together the two hemispheres with a cacophonous sound. Not pretty or pleasant. This, instead is more flowing and graceful.

My spiritual practice is eclectic. Although I was raised Jewish, attended Hebrew School until I was 16 and Friday night services and lighting the Shabbos candles were part of my childhood, I also went to church with Christian friends and was fascinated by other faith traditions. In 1999, I became an ordained interfaith minister, via The New Seminary in NYC and now immerse in rituals from the veritable buffet of opulence. I call myself a ‘spiritual Gypsy’ and ‘Jewish Pagan’ at times; stating emphatically that Love is my religion and God’s too big to put in a box.

Every year on the Winter Solstice, I find myself in the company of kindred spirits at the home of my friends Deva and Stan Troy. Warmth comes, not only from the fireplace into which nestles the Yule Log, but from the hearts of those gathered. I am honored to share this piece that I never tire of reading and it seems, they never tire of hearing. I invite you into the sheltering dark in which we sit (I use a flashlight to read it), knee to knee or cuddled in next to our friends, eyes closed, drinking in whatever the words mean to you in your own rebirth on the shortest day of the year.

“As winter’s darkness descends, our hearts tremble. But is it of fear or celebration? Dread of the shadow or anticipation of the Light? Ask of the voice within that knows all things for what they are. And wait in silence for the answer to arise. Still your mind of the busy chatter that fills it to capacity with all that does not serve. Within the comfort of the shadow realms, take a moment to look about. Put aside your trepidation, for in truth, there is no cause to hide. We are of that soft shadow just we are of the Light that will soon replace it. In order for new life to spring forth, the seeds of that anticipated growth require the blanket of rich, moist soil to embrace them. The intelligence within those seeds knows that they must lie dormant for a bit. Think that they worry? Not likely, for they are one with nature. They know no separation. So why must we?

On December 21st, we welcome the birth of the New Solar year and the onset of winter. God and Goddess dance as one in the forms of the Great Mother and Sun Child. Swirling and soaring, melting the chill from our bones and souls. Enticing us to join in the ballet of Being. Crimson like the blood that flows through our veins, moss green that carpets the earth, feather white that gently blankets the reaching branches, stretching to the heavens, asking for a blessing from All That Is. The message from the One is of trust that all is well, despite appearances. It is of shifting our focus from darkness to light, from terror to safety, from condemnation to affirmation.

As the Light ascends, so too do we. Rising from the depths of self-doubt into certainty. Expanding from our limited view of what we can do into All that we Are. Surrendering with arms cast wide in the knowing that we will be safely carried into the next moment. Recognizing the sacred in each act of love, each word of support, each thought of kindness. Seeing the Highest in each soul. Embracing what is so. Cultivating wisdom. Creating from our hearts’ desires. Emboldening our passions. Singing a celestial song with words of Divine origin. Stretching our comfort zones.

And as we do this, we witness the Birth of the Divine Child within us. Blessed Be.”

Edie Weinstein
copyright 2004

Edie Weinstein is a colorfully creative journalist, inspiring transformational speaker, interfaith minister, social worker, radio host (It’s All About Relationships on Vivid Life Radio www.vividlife.me) and the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary. www.liveinjoy.org


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