Firstly, let me begin by wishing you a most wonderful Christmas from Down Under…. My OS friends, heads up its going to be a great day!!
It may seem strange writing a blog on Christmas Day, but sitting in amongst all the presents and copious amounts of food and drink a thought popped into my head that I felt I should share…
Ask mostly anyone what they think about when you say Christmas, and they talk about all the festivities associated; Santa, presents, birth of baby Jesus, too much food and drink, peace, goodwill, Christmas lights and carols… and I too fall into this category. I have ALWAYS loved Christmas, there is just something special, something magical when the whole world pauses for a day and comes together as one to celebrate – in one way or another, no matter what beliefs usually separate us.
The feelings are like nothing that comes before and nothing that comes after that one special day….
And this simple fact has lead me to my thought today…. WHY???
WHY is it only today in which we choose (because it is a choice) to celebrate life, love and giving? The feelings that you experience on Christmas morning either as a child opening gifts from Santa or as a grownup watching your children open their presents is priceless, tears welled in my eyes and I was overcome with joy and gratitude this morning when I saw the sheer delight and surprise in my children’s eyes.
Why would you not want to experience these feelings EVERY day??
Just stop and think for one moment what the world would look like if we could carry the joy of Christmas far beyond one day per year….. the beautiful part of it is….. you CAN!! You can choose to take those feelings with you, and intertwine them in your every day life, all you have to do is attach them to your thoughts!! HOW COOL IS THAT?!!!
The Seven Laws of the mind are coming into play every day and face-palming me right in the…. well…. FACE!! lol…
One of my favorite sentences from the Master Keys Part Thirteen this week, helps tie it all together, it is one thing to know and learn about the laws, it is another to USE them
“In the first place, we must put our knowledge into practice. Nothing can be accomplished in any other way. The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first. It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first. It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect”
What better way to put this mental process into ACTION / practice that to choose to take the spirit and joyous feelings of Christmas with us, not just for a day….. but for our whole life if we choose.
Blessings to you all