Today is the beginning of the big week. Saturday is Christmas Day, which means some work right up to the end of Christmas Eve. And as we know, there is no actual holiday for the Mum’s who have to work like any other day. In certainty, the preparations are more extensive than most days.
And there is always the last minute presents and things forgotten. Christmas lights fail because the fuse has blown. Someone forgot to order the online food! Friends phoning to say they have tested positive and wouldn’t be coming over and memories of friends overseas who cannot come home for Christmas.
What a place we find ourselves within
I cannot number the times people have said, ‘I doesn’t seem like Christmas.’ I’ll bet you have listened to the comment. And my answer is: ‘Maybe not, but there is a symbol of hope within the nativity.’ New birth and the possibility of great lessons to be learned. It matters not if you believe in the Master Christ or not. The messages stand the test of time. Indeed, many gurus and self-help experts paraphrase the scriptures and make the sentiments their own.
Life is about love and sacrifice, and acceptance. We cannot like everyone. And as the last two years have proven, we cannot agree with everyone. But the nativity message offers the opportunity for new birth and beginnings. We know many will never forget the injustice, loss and uncertainties of the crisis. But we can take hope in the grit of humankind.
As the week begins, why not align yourself with the message of hope and rebirth. See the world for what it is, sinister and challenging at times and wonderful and guiding others. There has to be sadness and pain to feel good and beautiful experiences. Life was never easy. Whether rich or poor, the same fears lay within the unconscious mind.
And it is these fears which have been preyed upon by the unfeeling and cruel. So, rise above the mundane and poor rhetoric, see yourself as a guiding light, a star of happiness, love and purpose. See the week ahead as preparation for a new era of hope and security. Do not doubt the potential for freedom and security is available to all humankind. And for those who focus on the positive, they will enjoy the wonders available.
Suppose you give yourself one present this week. Make sure it is happiness and refuse to indulge in speculation and fear. This is the key to long-term security. Many will tell you to envisage a future of wealth. It is far better to turn your life around now and bring the emotion of love within your being. Because as you will have experienced at some time in your journey: When the ultimate emotional response is part of life, magic happens.
Enjoy Your Week