Saturday, December 03, 2011

Don't forget to rest

As you approach the holidays, make yourselves a little promise, that you will choose thoughts, words, and deeds that honor the spirit of the seasons. For indeed it is the way that you choose to live your life that will determine the quality of your experience. Is the impatient person in line ahead of you a simple annoyance, or an opportunity to share a smile and the spirit of the season. Are you presents true reflections of love and thoughtfulness, or simply another item to cross off your to-do list? Dear ones, God does not care whether you send cards, give presents, or decorate your homes. God cares that you fill your lives with love. If you send your cards, give your presents, and decorate your homes in a spirit of love and joy, than this choice to view the season as a time of celebration and love will fill your heart with the very same. If these very same activities are a burden, however, we would rather you avoid them entirely and do something that you can celebrate an d enjoy.

The holidays celebrate the light of God within you. The holidays celebrate the spirit of God's love. The holiday celebrate magic, miracles, and the possibilities of dreams coming true. If you feel this magic, share it. If you do not, seek it. If you can do nothing else, sit quietly each day and breathe and ask to receive the spirit of God's love into your heart, for this would be the greatest gift of all for each and every one of you.

Enjoy your holidays dear ones. They are seasons in the lifetime of your soul as you take this very brief and beautiful journey upon the earth. They are not things to be "done right," "crossed off the to do list," or "hurried through." They, like every other set of days you have upon this earth, are days to be cherished, to be filled with love, kindness, generosity of spirit, and the true spirit of the season, which is the spirit of giving and receiving God's love. Give only from a full heart. Receive with a fullness of gracious gratitude, and in this exchange, you will be the light in the darkness, the hope for the world, and the miracle of the light that keeps burning.

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