Beginning of Advent…

Beginn Der Adventszeit... © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Adventskranz, halb-gebunden aus Tannengrün, dekoriert mit vier natur-weißen Kerzen auf schwarzem Kerzenhalter, der von vier dunkelroten Stoffbändern mit goldenem Glitzerrand gehalten wird. Auf jedem Band sitzt je eine braune Zimtstange an die mit rorem Draht eine Sternanisfrucht in verschiedenen Brauntönen gebunden ist. Nahe den zwei vorderen Kerzen sieht man kleine weiße Dekorationsgegenstände - einer in Form einer weißen Holzvioline und ein weiterer in Form zweier weißer Glöckchen mit goldenen Sternen. Der Kranz sitzt auf einem silbernen Teller. - Advent wreath, half-tied of fir green, decorated with four natural white candles on a black candle holder, which is held by four dark red fabric ribbons with a golden glittered edge. On each ribbon there is a brown cinnamon stick to which a star anise fruit in various shades of brown is tied with red wire. Near the two front candles one can see small white decorative objects - one in the shape of a white wooden violin and another in the shape of two white bells with golden stars. The wreath sits on a silver plate.

Can you believe it?!

Last weekend was already the first Advent.

While in November we look at the (sometimes regenerative power of) darkness and letting go, December is dedicated to light in the darkest time of the year.

But this is not about just any light, it is about our own innermost light, the divine, creative spark that resides within us and can give us guidance, in the darkness.

Certainly, there are many different ways to befriend one’ s own inner light and let it shine.

Christmas Break 2013 © Stefanie Neumann - All Rights Reserved.
Schneeflocke C4 © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil einer Schneeflocke in eisblau und weiß. - Hand-drawn ornament in the style of a snowflake in ice-blue and white.
Stern C4 © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil eines goldenen Sterns. - Hand-drawn ornament in the style of a golden star.

For me, the journey here leads mainly inwards.

In this way, it helps me to activate my Inner Smile.

Exploring and integrating my own truthfulness also gives me orientation.

Another important building block for me is to be in touch with my creativity and to express it.

Gratitude makes me aware of what is and reminds me that my strength lies in perceiving and accepting this, even if in very bad times it is only the acceptance of not being able to endure more.

There is certainly more to it, but these are a few points that I have been addressing more intensively, lately.


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Perhaps it is only when we become aware of our own light that we can recognise the light of others.
(And sometimes it may be the other way around.)

- Stefanie Neumann

With this in mind:

Have a wonderful Advent season!


Sterne Bordüre L © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von vier goldenen Sternen. - Hand-drawn ornament in the style of four golden stars.
Have you made friends with your inner light? Do you sometimes let it guide you? If so, what helps you with this?

Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much Love,
Steffi


Winterschlaf Footer © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von einer schlafenden gelb-braunen Biene, einem schlafenden roten Marienkäfer mit drei schwarzen Punkten, einer schlafenden braunen Schnecke mit gelben Punkten entlang des spiralförmigen Hauses sowie drei Punkten in Violett- und Rottönen obenauf, einem schlafenden braunen Schmetterling mit Flügeln in lila und dunkelrosa sowie einer schlafenden schwarzen Spinne – alle unter einem braunen Zweig mit grünen Fichtennadeln. Der Hintergrund des Schlafplatzes ist dunkelblau mit einem goldenen Stern, der Boden braun mit grünen Fichtennadeln bedeckt. - Hand-drawn ornament in the style of a sleeping yellow-brown bee, a sleeping red ladybird with three black dots, a sleeping brown snail with yellow dots along the spiral house as well as three dots in shades of purple and red on top, a sleeping brown butterfly with wings in purple and dark-pink as well as a sleeping black spider - all under a brown branch with green spruce needles. The background of the roost is dark blue with a golden star, the ground brown covered with green spruce needles.