Friday, 5 December 2014

Let there be Fire in your Heart

December in the UK is a cold month with hoar frost, ice and sometimes snow but we have holly's deep red berries and the cheerful robin too.

It's a season of darkness, also joy and light. Christmas is almost here. The full Moon shines on frost covered trees to create a magical landscape. A time for giving gifts and of looking forward to the New Year ahead.

We have fire to keep us warm, light our homes. It mirrors the strength of the Sun, the heat of passion. Gazing into it's heart can give inspiration and spiritual illumination.

The orange, red and gold of the flames create atmosphere in my novel "The Monk who Cast a Spell". Durstan falls in love with Ailan before the dying embers of the fire in 794 AD.

In Chapter 17 the Yule feast is in progress at Lord Duncan's enclosure on Mull. "The massive log had been brought in from the forest before the blizzard began in earnest. It was burning well in the fire pit at the centre of the Hall... The Druid had been out with his sickle knife to cut the sacred mistletoe. It was hanging from the beams and candlelight danced at every turn."

Winter, a time to rest and ruminate... but let there also be fire in your heart to warm body and soul. Be inspired, live and love in the warmth from the hearth! Look forward to the Yule and Christmas festivities, a new Year soon to be here.

And I love to see the Poinsettia again in December with it's beautiful crimson petals...

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