Yes, dear readers and fellow-travelers, today marks one year since my very first post on Jan's CycleCast Blog. Here it is, quoted in its entirety:
Hello world here is my first post and I hope to have many more soon!
image by Jan Burch
The Key to your heart is a heart-felt discovery: What was that realization you had lately, the one that put it all into perspective? Maybe you should write it down, fellow-traveler: keeping a dream or gratitude journal is a fine New Year's resolution. You'll want to have a map - and a record - of your journey when you reach the next Gate on your path. Open it and go through - you'll have to discover what lies ahead; then you can decide to go forward or not. Can you see those Cherry trees alongside the path, traveler? Their fruit is sweet and ripe and ready to be plucked. That's you, my friend: it's time to come out of your shell and get involved. Hermit days are over! But before you can complete this stage of the journey, you'll need to hand over a Token or two. That's no loss - only a gain - once you realize that gratitude is all you really need.
The Butterfly is borne of the energies of Indecision and Hope. That's right: now may not be the time to make major decisions. Rather, it's wisest to Trust in a higher and wiser source while Weighing the options. Enjoy the dance between polarities, traveler
How nice to have such an easy energy during this typically stressful month of the holiday seasons! And, as I reflect on what's happening in the larger community - at least for the U.S. - I feel its appropriateness. Tonight, as I was driving from one errand to another while listening to All Things Considered in my car, I felt the elusive stirrings of a new day dawning. Out of crisis and despair a new energy is emerging. We all know there is so much work ahead to repair our country and our planet, but for now we can glimpse the joyous possibilities that lie ahead. So, fellow-travelers, take time out to plant the seeds of manifestation, and enjoy the Butterfly in all her delicate beauty.