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Diwali 2015 – festival of light

In Soul & Spirituality on November 11


Diwali is upon us again, falling on the new moon of Nov 12th.

Diwali is the Hindu festival of Lights and tonight India will be lit up with candles, fireworks and joy. Families and friends will come together to share celebrations, food and fun. Pujas will be offered to Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity. Folk will leave their windows and doors open, light candles and invite her in to their home to receive her blessings. Diwali celebrates light over darkness and renewed hope.

It’s a beautiful night celebrated world over. Where there’s an Indian there’s Diwali. Our souls need beautiful celebrations and rituals like this.

We’ll be having peaceful Diwali celebrations at home this year. There’ll be pakoras, samosas, cakes, candles lit and fireworks exploded. And tonight, I shall be thanking whatever is ‘out there’ for all the blessings and learnings this year. And I am going to light a lot of candles, I mean A LOT and open every window and door and invite Lakshmi right on in. Maybe she’ll even stay for a while…

If you fancy joining in too, wherever you are, please do. It’ll be a night of collective and wonderful energy for good.

Diwali Giveaway

Diwali is a time to share gifts with loved ones. As I *love* my sacred-cyber-space-community-folk I am extra excited to be gifting one precious lovely with a gorgeous Art-Therapie 100 Mandalas (Anti-stress) colouring book and wait for it…10 metallic Sakura Gelly Roll pens! I’m a bit obsessed with Sakura pens, well pens in general.

Gelly roll pens are stunning to use, have vivid pigmentation and if you’re clever you can use a watercolour brush with water, blend the colours and make glorious art. I can only imagine a scene of ecstatic bliss using these pens to colour in these mandalas…

(okay, I do need to get out more but honestly, that does sound blissful to me)

And yes, I’m going to wrap it all up in that mandala paper…and this parcel can go anywhere in the world!

Just share in the comments below how you bring more ‘light’ in to your life. No need to sign up for mailing lists or anything, this is pure giftery – from me to you. With *love* and *light*.

Happy Diwali and Namaste xo

PS. This gift away is now over! Names were all put in a wee box, blessed with love and possibilities and the lucky recipient is Masha who will just love her gift I’m sure! 

16 comments... (add a comment)

  1. Hello Dal! What a lovely gift you have here for us! Thank you for the opportunity! I love Sakura pen but never tried the colored gel pen yet. Xoxo, Giusy

    • Dal

      Hi Giusy! Much love, light and blessings to you on this wonderful evening. Ooooooh the gel pens are just amazing, you’ll love them! xo

  2. Anonymous

    Happy Diwali Dal, i shall be lighting a candle especially for you your dad and all your family and hoping that you are the recipients of much healing light and love in the year to come! kerry xxx

  3. Helen Peppitt

    Happy Diwali Dal! I bring more light into my life by crafting, spending time with people I love, listening and dancing to some great tunes and of course laughing and giggling at any opportunity! Much love, Helen xx

    • Dal

      Helen! So fab to hear from you…good to hear you’re still dancing and doing all the crafty stuff. Wishing you loads of love, light and abundance for the coming year xo

  4. Cynthia

    Happy Diwali! Hazel made a candle holder out of clay today at play group. We shall light the candle tonight and think of you. Love Cynth, Al, Innes and Hazel xxx

    • Dal

      Aaaaaw Cynthia, that is so beautiful, thanks so much and I’m sure we’ll feel the good vibes. Hope you and family are all really well. Let me know if you’re ever down this way and we can have a cuppa in the park. Much love, light and blessings for you all. xo

  5. Ever so greatful for your light in this world. Happy Diwali Dal. May you celebrate in peace. Walking in light for me means living with honest integrity. No always easy but without- there is darkness. Peace to you and yours.

    • Dal

      Thanks so much Anne for your kindness. And I am grateful for you in this world and also for your very honest blog. Shared stories, shared experiences, glad we’ve crossed paths. Much love, light and gorgeous blessings for you today and for the coming year. xo

  6. Happy Diwali to you and your family. I love Lakshmi and have had a little statue of her in my home for a couple of years now and I thank her every day during my morning ritual. I will be lighting candles and offer prayers. thank you so much for your wonderful gift. Much love.

    • Dal

      That’s so beautiful Masha. I’m sure Lakshmi will be paying you a visit tonight! Wishing you oodles of love, light and abundance for this coming year xo

    • Dal

      Heyyyy Masha!! All the names were put in to a box, blessed with loads of good love and the name I pulled out was yours! Please drop me an email with your address and I’ll whizz them over to you. Congratulations!!

      • Oh wow Dal, I feel so honored and blessed I’m crying this is a confirmation to me that this beautiful Goddess hears me every day. thank you for your gift.

  7. Nichola

    Happy Diwali!
    Love the sentiment of this celebration.
    Beautiful gift you’re offering, love mandala art work xx

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