An Auspicious Moment

An Auspicious Moment

Winter Solstice 12.21.2012 12 noon


We receive the same signs

again & again 

and still we refuse to see.

There are rainbows

persistent rainbows

amidst sun and rain showers

every week this month.

There are lyrical skyscapes 

Of wandering clouds,

wafting feathers, angels

creatures of our own design.


The message hides in plain sight.


Again and again 

we receive the information

we need for our journey

yet fear turns our feet to clay,

some days it is hard to move a single step.


Those days are for dancing in place.


We find ourselves lost in a new land

It is the birdsong, earthworm and weeds 

moving through clay soil to take form 

that becomes a garden, that 

makes this place familiar.

A single marigold cluster still blooms

orange-gold and red-vermillion.


A familiar plant ally that reminds me 

we are part of a larger garden.

To end the year, I was able to 

ask for help in releasing

bad habits, negative thought forms

and especially anger. I was able 

to forgive someone from long ago

who I love but who hurt me.

I let it go with a gift

a sweet treat to replace

sorrow and bitterness.


I gave the gift of music to

one who least expected anything.


I give thanks for countless strangers

who help me do my job every day.

I give thanks for this precious earth

this puzzling, amazing, infuriating, 

inspiring gift of life.


I made peace with my family.

I planted peas in the garden

and today they flower green and white

against a grey sky ribboned with silvery clouds 

and blue skies with rainbows peeking through.


Rise up from the ash of abandoned dreams, 

terrible weather, homelessness, poverty, 

injustice, hunger, greed and pain.

Rise up through the ashen landscape

Of what-if’s, could-be’s, if-only’s and 

create yourself anew.


A chance to begin anew.

A new cycle begins.

If I wait for inspiration or a knock at the door

I fear I will wait forever.

Instead, I say a silent prayer for peace.

I sing a mantra for protection.

I tell you all how much I love you.




holiday blessings from Curtis and I

may peace and love take root in the garden of your life!


[pics by Jane Sherry, taken at sunrise on the solstice and later that afternoon during a rainstorm blue sky rainbow moment!]



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Jane Sherry, one of the Founders of Satya Center is a Reiki practitioner/teacher, spiritual counselor, creator of healing art talismans, healing gardens & loves to cook! She has a background in the visual artsbefore moving into the healing arts and has been a longtime lover of herbs & spices & cooking. She newly resides in Boca Raton, Florida, about one hour north of Miami. She works the Satya Center healing practice with co-founder and husband, Curtis Lang and co-operates the Satya Center Crystal Gallery and web portal. New gardens are being birthed now, here in the Florida sunshine, well watered by lots of drought breaking winter rains. You will always find crystals in among the herbs, flowers, fruit, spice & vegetable gardens!

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