Saturday, December 13, 2008

Your presence is the present

As your mother earth stretches, creaks, and groans, know too that you are starting to feel the growing pains associated with movement after a long period of dormancy. The movement, dear friends, is in your heart. As you approach your celebrations of the holidays - celebrations that mark the miracle of light coming into the world - know that God's light is awakening in a greater way within each and every one of your own hearts. You are wanting more expression, kinder treatment, more honesty and integrity. You are seeking out the company of those of like mind and like heart and wanting less time with those who choose to view themselves as powerless. Many of you are releasing the urge to 'fix' others and worried about whether or not you will still have compassion in your hearts as you experience this new sense of freedom.

Dear ones, this is simply growth. You are simply realizing greater truths - that each soul upon the earth is the one solely responsible for their vibrational state, their beliefs, their attitudes, and their behaviors. You can help and encourage others but you can't do the work for them. The greatest gifts you can give others is the example of a life well lived, and spiritual wisdom when it is requested. You can share also your resources, but share from a full cup. Pass along the things that line your cupboards that you no longer want or enjoy. Share from an abundant heart, for GOD dear ones, truly provides for all. God inspires those who have lessons in giving and honest joy in doing so, to give. And God also inspires those in need to receive. God knows the needs of all and if everyone were to listen to the dictates of their heart, there would be no hunger, no homelessness, no hurting hearts. The urge in your heart to smile at a stranger might be the comfort they need to keep going that day. The urge to receive a hug from a friend might be the comfort YOU need to keep going.

These principles can also be applied to your holiday gift giving. Ask God to guide you to give meaningful presents, and you may be surprised at what pops into your mind. It is not the expensive gifts that mean the most dear ones, but the gifts of the heart - your time, your love, your energy, you words, and your wisdom. It is time to return to simple pleasures, like an orange in a stocking, or a jar filled with happy memories you've taken the time to recall and write. It is a time to share sentiment rather than stuff.

This holiday dear ones remember - your presence is the present to the world and those around you.

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