Sunday, October 21, 2007
(Photo was one I loved and downloaded from Wedshots.com)
There are many legends about the northern lights this is one of my favorites;
"As we return through time, we witness the great Flood where everything becomes submerged and finally lost. As the waters gradually recede their tremendous weight throws our planet off its balance and it now tilts to one side, thus causing long dark periods in the North and South.
Not quite all is lost however, for in the North lived a simple and God-fearing race of people, known to us now as the "Mongols", whom the Great Manitou (their name for God) had spared from this great deluge.
When they could no longer see the Sun and feel its warmth, fear came upon them and they prayed to the Great Manitou to save them. In his compassion, the Great Spirit decided to take them to the warm and fertile plains of this Continent and he bade them gather together their families and ’what goods they could carry and trek across the barren North to the "New Land".
Because there was no daylight many became lost and perished within the deep crevices caused by the flood waters.
Again they prayed for help and the Great Manitou devised a plan. Covering the Northern cap of the world with great crystals of ice, some as high as mountains, he was able to capture the rays of the hidden sun and reflect them up into the sky, thus providing light for his people to see by. Onward these stalwart people trekked, and became the forerunners of our many Indian tribes.
The great ice prisms split the sun’s rays into all the beautiful colors of the spectrum and because of this, people for thousands of years have witnessed this wonderful miracle, the Northern Lights!"
We each have an amazing a ray of light within us and the light radiates from within us. We are each but one shard of light.
We are joined by other shards of light, the light of our friends, our families and sometimes just one person that walks with us only for a short way and the brilliance of our lights shine out like the prisms or ice crystals of the north.
This story tells of compassion, guidance, hope, trust and blessings.
My wish for you is that you be blessed with many shards of lights.
May you find them warm and wise in your time of coldness and doubts.
May you find them compassionate and a strength during your walk through life.
May you find them always to be true, to shed light in the darkness lights of hope.
May you be blessed and showered in their brilliance and from this may you shine all the more.
Keeping you in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart.
Gra, Dilseacht, Cairdeas (Love, Loyalty, Friendship)