Merry Sixth Day of Christmas! 
This day offers a gentle opportunity to reflect on the moments in our lives of birthing
aka “a-laying.”

Consider the “a-laying” moments and situations when
… a new idea was hatched
… a unique thought came to mind
… an alternative way of doing things emerged
… a possibility became a reality
… taking “the road less travelled” challenged previous ways of thinking
… ‘push came to shove’ and a decision was made
… rebirth was experienced
… ‘the light turned on’ inside us and insight clarified our situation
… our spirit was ignited with passion
… we physically gave birth to another human being
… our life was changed as we stood up for ourselves or another
… hope began to be felt again in spite of the pandemic as vaccines are beginning to be distributed.

Consider the a-laying moments and situations when others were used to
… give us birth
… draw us forth into creativity
… breathe life into our hurts
… teach us something may not even have known we needed to know
… bring healing to our body, mind, spirit
… inspire us

On this, the Sixth Day of Christmas
may we ‘make’ time, not just ‘take’ time
to reflect
to journal
to consider the “a-laying” opportunities this day brings.

Happy Sixth Day of Christmas!


© June Maffin

The Soulistry Christmas series is published each day during the Season of Christmas to Epiphany and, along with other Soulistry reflections, can be found at   and and

     Christmas Day began the Season of Christmas in the Christian tradition, offering a lovely stretch of time to reflect, enjoy, delight in, and consider how we can bring a little bit of Christmas into our life and the lives of others every day.  May the Twelve Days of Christmas be a reminder that Christmas isn’t just “one day.”   The Spirit of Christmas can continue to be alive in hearts and lives every day – even beyond the Season of Christmas.