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Morning Light is Revealing – II

On March 23rd, 2009, I posted this post.  The spring light has been so revealing this year, I am busy painting the kitchen and using this Spring Energy Boost to clean out file drawers, cabinets, cupboards and simplify.  I thought I would share an oldie but goodie from the last time I felt this need to lighten up.     Ode to the joy of change!  Enjoy


Window Box

Window Box

Spring and summer the morning light enters my kitchen windows at just the right angle to reveal every drip, smear and dust particle on all the cabinets and appliances. The splashes above the sink look like sparkling tear drops on the window.

The morning light is so revealing and it inspires me to get into the corners and drawers to clean all the nooks and crannies.

Twice a year at our house, the sun rise comes right out of the top of the snow -capped mountain peak directly east of us. It the clouds are not overcast we get the sun’s rays as a wake-up call. It is so delightful to just stay in bed and feel the shine move across your body.

The dogs and cats we have shared life with could always be found in morning pools of sun on the floors- contentment napping.
The yoga studio I went to when pregnant was bathed in sunlight in the morning hours, and the salute to the sun pattern always felt an entirely appropriate and understandable movement in that space.

Morning walks are always towards the sun, sun at my back, sun to my side as I complete the circle of the Lake. It just feels right.

Journal writing, prayers, and meditations are done in the east window in the morning and I notice my note pad with “mind- wanders” is quite full in the morning as compared to the evening light. Problems from the night before seem to find resolution in the first light.

Yes, I spent years of my life getting up, going to work, getting children off to school, volunteering, and being hyper busy in the morning hours. It did not diminish my revelations in those first efforts.

For me I think it is the end of the darkness, the feeling my way around, that helps me see the light; let it shine. There is clarity and a celebration that the dawn has preceded.

What are your best moments of revelation? When do you know if you have seen the light?
Do you have a favorite story surrounding the light? Please Share, I look forward to your comments.

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Red Fox – Good Morning
My Heart is Strong and Misshapen
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12 Responses to “Morning Light is Revealing – II”

  1. Terrill Welch Says:

    It seems Patricia I have many stories around light. My favourite light is the soft light before true dawn and that of dusk that is rubbing itself right close to night. It is the hint of light on both cuffs of a day which is most soothing – a still point. A moment to pause.
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    Patricia Reply:

    I too am drawn to the pause of the first and last light of the day – It is very calming and maybe, just maybe it is that calming which allows for the reveal?
    Thanks for coming by and I am so happy about your paintings and photographs selling…They are lovely reflections of the light

  2. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    “The dogs and cats we have shared life with could always be found in morning pools of sun on the floors- contentment napping.”

    yes, Yes, YES! I oh-so-relate to your wonderful sentence.

    My favorite light is the type that’s the opposite of heavy (as opposed to the opposite of dark). Light as in unencumbered.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Need to get over and read your post..Thanks for the tweet – greatly appreciated.

    I think LITE is going to make it into the dictionary this year? As in unencumbered with as much fat, but may contain more sugar and salt? !!

    Yes, I think that is why I am cleaning cupboards – I am looking for that kind of light

  3. Talon Says:

    Patricia, I hope that light continues to shine deep within you.

    This year, all winter long, I was on an odyssey…I cleaned out every nook and cranny of my house. It was exhausting, at times, and frustrating and enlightening…all wrapped up in one. I found a few things I’d forgotten I had, donated some things, tossed others…and it left me feeling really light…like you describe. It’s a good feeling. It also inspired me to renovate my office. Now I go in there and look out the windows and write and work and feel that same lightness in spirit. The light has shifted now, and my office isn’t flooded with light first thing in the morning and that is part of the changing season, but it’s still there…inside…
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    Patricia Reply:

    I am still at the winter clean up, I started in September 2012. I gave away a second 200 books to the fundraiser for the homeless again this year. And we sent 9 boxes after Christmas to charity re-sale, and our garbage can has been full every week.

    I am even working on totally emptying our freezer. I found applesauce from 2007.

    I was not working at it but have also let go of 10 pounds. I think maybe the headache might go next.

    My office room gets the west sun…and I am insisting that my partner get the last 4 pictures back on the wall…including the beautiful painting of Apple Blossoms done by Terrill Welsh ( commenter from the top of the column)

    Yes it is amazing the lighter that comes round….
    maybe it is a stage too at a certain age?

  4. Sara Says:


    What a de”light”ful post! It made me take a nice big breath:~)

    I have two favorite times of light: the first is the light after a rain storm when the water drops on my plants sparkle in the sun.

    The second is the evening light, which turns a golden color before the sun sets. I love how the setting sun makes the birds coming to my feeder glow as the sun hits their wings.

    Fortunately, I’m able to sit outside and enjoy the evening sun.

    Nice thoughts for today. Thank you:~)
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    Patricia Reply:

    You are most welcome and thank you for your nice comments!

    It is absolutely pouring rain today – the forecast says maybe a bit of a dry spell about 1pm – I will hope Zip can wait for his walk until then – after several days of “lighter” weather, it is hard to muster for such a windy wet storm

  5. Alien Ghost Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    There are so many moments throughout the day when light becomes inspiring. The first rays of sunrise with everything lighted on the side, giving a different than normal view; the sunset with its intense colors; light reflected on water; light through rain drops; and so on.

    I guess the key is light itself. Whatever the way, the time and/or the form, light is inspiring, refreshing and replenishing. More light in spring time to get rid of winter blues! Maybe that’s why some say we are creatures of the light!

    Beautiful post Patricia! Very inspiring. Thank you! :)

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    Patricia Reply:

    I wanted to write a post about in-lightening
    and since that is such a big subject – starting with the everyday dust and rain seemed like a best start point I could imagine

  6. Galen Pearl Says:

    What a beautiful image! I love the visual image as well as the spiritual one.

    Patricia Reply:

    Thanks Galen for coming by and your kind words.
    Spring is such a time for change and good energy, I think I use what I see to inspire opening and letting in the light. :)
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