Winter's Mystery–Time To Go Within: Spiritual Journeying
Winter's Mystery is a collection of photographs and poetry describing a spiritual journey of self-discovery leading to wholeness.
The book Winter’s Mystery—Time To Go Within: Spiritual Journeying (ISBN 978-0-578-07249-4) is a journey in search of wholeness. It guides the seeker within the metaphorical birthing chamber towards the wonder of the True Self. The authentic individual emerges, and the actual winter’s mystery, upon which my book is based, becomes a diamond in the heart radiating love to all. This rite of passage opens the door to discovering a richer and more powerful human being that is ready to share with others. In the present introduction, italicized words are also the titles of some of my poems. Before reflecting upon my own journey and methodology and before offering some guidelines to you on yours, let us touch upon the meaning of the mystery of winter, because winter is a metaphor of our spiritual journey.
Winter’s Mystery combines spirituality, psychology, poetry and photography. It invites you to open the door to yourself and know that there is a way, even when none seems available. Feel
good about yourself. You deserve it! Here is a guide for journeying within to discover your Divine Birthright and to reinvent the lost Self. Go ahead! Uncover the treasure within you buried for
years. You can do it! All wait for the stirring of New Life.
You will journey to:
♥ Believe in yourself and reconnect with your wonder.
♥ Accept and honor your authentic self.
♥ Follow the inner knowing that speaks within your heart.
♥ Release fear and embrace freedom.
♥ Reclaim and ignite the spark of Divine Light within and without.
“Patricia Blumhagen’s poetry gently asks me: Who am I? Where am I
going? And how do I get there? It reminds me that Nature, in all her guises, is my mirror and that my destiny, like hers, is transformation.”
—Nathan Smith, author of Temple Sonnets
“Patricia Blumhagen’s collection is no less than astonishing in its ability to offer up a clear-eyed, poetic memoir of the odyssey of becoming....Truly, you could spend months—if not years—plumbing the depths of each and every verse with which Blumhagen has gifted the world.”
—Rachel Snyder, author of Be Filled with Faith:
Words of Well-Being to Strengthen Your Spirit