From the Storyteller
The Groundhog has a relationship with its Shadow. If it is not seen, then Spring comes quickly. If it is seen, the Winter drags on.
If we see our Shadow, what happens? Are we like our Brother The Groundhog...if we see Our Shadow, does Spring come quickly? How do you view Spring?
Yet, if we do not see our Shadow, do we linger with the cold and frost...and Death of Winter?
If we don't see our Shadow, is it because it's hibernating? Or is it because of you self-imposed blindness? Or perhaps, the Shadow already wraps its self so snugly over us?
Look into the fire before us...study the shadows cast upon the walls of this circle...these shadows move with us...they follow us, ready to dance and sing and hear and tell their stories...for they too are filled with Life and their own Light and...Magic!
Watch your Shadow as it walks with you in the Sun. Watch it grow as the Sun turns to Gold...watch it follow the arc of the Father..and how if follows the arc of your Life.
Have you noticed how your Shadow follows you?
Watch as the Shadow touches your feet as you Walk in Beauty...when was the last time you listened the Heartbeat of your Shadow?
I always love the days of the long Shadow...with the Sun at my back...when I chase the Shadow that calls out towards the East, into the direction that which is New.
In those moments, there is the fleeting thought of "who leads who" as we dance together....
Embrace your Shadow! Learn from it! Speak to it! Listen to It!
For it is you and you are it. Do not squirm when the Light hits the Shadow. Instead, look at that which can not be revealed and journey onward!