Rejoice Celebrating

If you celebrate Christmas, as I do, this holiday can hold many different meanings for you. I know some people that can’t stand Christmas and their reasoning holds a perspective that may be valid for them but also has a negative connotation to it. They say Christmas is all about presents and commercialism. While this may appear to be true on the surface level, I choose to believe that upon a deeper awareness, Christmas celebrates a time of charity, goodwill, family, friends, hope, spirit and rebirth.

My Christmas tree isn’t a place where presents are placed. It’s a symbol of me inviting nature’s spirit into my home. I decorate my tree with beautiful lights to shed light on the darkness these months bring. When I see people decorate their houses, I see that as a generosity of spirit in sharing light with others. Santa Claus is not someone who brings the “good” children presents but is actually a reminder of someone who once served and protected others. I do not go out and buy gifts because the shops advertise great holiday deals. I buy and make my own gifts to bring joy to those I love. To help make someone else’s miracle happen, I give to charitable organizations. During this time, I also stop and reflect upon my own life and think about things I need to let go, people I need to forgive, what I want out of life for myself and what goals I would like to accomplish in the coming year. My soul conspires with God, the Angels and my whole Spiritual Entourage and goes into a spiritual hibernation only to awaken stronger, brighter and wiser than before.

Our experiences are what we think them to be so if we think Christmas is a greedy time of year then that is what will be reflected in ones reality however if we choose to see it as wonderful celebration of humanity then that will also be true. I choose to see the good and hopefully because I choose to see this perspective others will too. A favorite quote that comes to mind is from Scrooged (1998): “It's Christmas Eve. It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”

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