February 2, 2009

I can’t say I actually saw my shadow, but I did see some shadows when the sun came out briefly.  Following is what I’ve written previously about this day:


Since I’ve been living in France I have realized there is a lot more to that day than a rodent in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  There are many religious and secular traditions associated with February 2nd.  People flip crepes with a gold piece in their other hand.  Success ensures success!  It is also the day Jesus was presented at the temple (Simon and Anna).  And just this year I read that it is the midpoint between Dec. 21 and March 21.  There is a French saying, A La Chandeleur, l’hiver meure ou prend vigeur.  At Candlemas, winter dies or gathers its forces.

A new element:
cross-quarter day, a day halfway between an equinox (equal day / equal night) and a solstice (minimum day / maximum night in the northern hemisphere). … Another cross-quarter day is Groundhog’s Day.

Now that I realize Jesus was not born on December 25th, it seems logical to assume he was not presented at the temple on February 2nd.  So I guess this day is simply a turning point in the season.  It is the Creator that established the seasons, I believe, unless it was our downfall that tilted the earth’s axis.  This occurred to me as I was thinking what a change it would make if we all stopped lying—it might straighten the earth, it would be such a shock to the universe!

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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

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