Christmas time. I dread it every year. I feel like a mouse trying to escape a trap. When I go to the store I hear Christmas music, but I know it’s not for my enjoyment. It’s to put me in a certain frame of mind. I feel pressured into consumerism. I feel like I can’t breathe. I’ve got to get out of the store. I need peace and quiet. I want to run from all of this craziness. Don’t they see what’s happening? Don’t they know we are being shepherded into a pen? I know the true meaning and I will not stand for this. I will not renounce my belief for anyone. It is Christ- mas time. It is time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Why aren’t we allowed to use his name if it’s his birthday? If we can’t use it and rejoice in it, what are we celebrating. Why are we all so blinded by the sparkling lights and the ringing bells. Get me out of this trap, this rat race. Take me to the peaceful place within my soul that knows what is real. We say Christmas is for the children. We are the children of God. Let’s rejoice and celebrate accordingly.
Love is a year round action. I don’t need ringing bells or holly or Santa to feel true love. Jesus came to show us the way of true love. That love lives in each and every one of us. Let’s change things up and celebrate love. We can celebrate by sharing our time with others, laughing, singing, caring and loving. These are the gifts that matter most. I have to step back from allowing the commercialism to consume my heart. I have to return to my source, my God. I open my heart now to receive love and to give love freely. Now, I can feel the joy of Christmas. Thank you Jesus! Amen.
The other day I was out and about running errands and I had this experience where I felt like I was standing outside myself, observing my surroundings and the people moving about. It was kind of weird and pretty cool at the same time. Throughout my self-awareness journey, I have heard countless teachers mention that you have to be the observer of your own life. When in that state, you are not operating in the egoic mind. Does that mean that I have achieved something on that day?
Although it was an interesting experience, it only lasted for a short moment and I continued on with my day. But, the experience itself stayed with me and I stayed conscious of the fact that it did happen. I ask myself, ” What could the meaning of that moment be?” I am finding that more and more people are becoming awakened to the spirit of the universe. In my mind, I consider that to be the Holy Spirit. As I have mentioned before, I’ve read so many books, taken classes and watched videos about self awareness. Ever since I started Blogging, I’ve noticed that I am encountering more and more like-minded souls out there. This demonstrates the fact that the world is awakening from an abysmal slumber where people operated on a level of puppetry. We have been wandering around aimlessly and willingly accepting interpretations of what life’s purpose should be from generations upon generations of pain and suffering. The sins of the father seem to pass down and through lifetimes of willing recipients. There are cycles of conditioning that move through us and so we share that dysfunction with our children and grandchildren and so on.
On this day, in the year 2018, things are changing. Cycles are being broken and new thought patterns are being wired into the physical brain because somewhere along the line of generations, someone had a form of insight that maybe things were not what they were being conveyed as. Someone decided to question certain attributes of their religion or their culture or their family. All it takes is one person to change the dynamics of any situation imaginable. Just one different thought pattern, just one simple question at a time, just one tiny difference can jolt us out of our dormancy and bring us into a light that we’ve never experienced before.
I believe that I may have experienced that light. My awareness in that moment expanded to a different level. I had a glimpse of clarity and it changed the dynamic of my thought process. I can only imagine what would happen if this experience I had, moved from one moment to several and so forth.
Imagine the result of my tiny, little moment of consciousness being magnified by millions of people. It only takes a spark to get a fire going. We are on a path of awakening and I can feel the acceleration of awareness around me.
I am on this journey along with so many others. We are all at different levels of consciousness. As we journey together, the light is beginning to shine brighter and brighter and I believe that it is becoming impossible to ignore such a bright light.
As of late, I’ve been reading the blogs of fellow bloggers. It truly enhances my spirit when I read such inspiring voices from out there in the world. I feel that I have been introduced to kindred spirits all for the good of humanity. The blogs that I have been reading reflect personal growth and strength of character. They also make me smile and cry. They make me feel. It is a wonderful gift to be able to feel emotion being conveyed by others. It gives me hope that the world is full of honest, hardworking, hard loving types of people. The words of others who share their experiences have so much power to enlighten the world.
We are all in this world together. Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. There are great stories of encouragement and fun being shared. I began this endeavor of blogging because of a writing group that I belong to. Their suggestion was to create a blog to share my words with others. I never thought that what I would get out of this blogging would be so gratifying. Each day, I look forward to reading new posts from the blogging community. It makes me want to write even more. I find myself looking forward to posting about the different facets of my life, some funny, some spiritual in nature and some reflections on what is happening around me. By connecting to like minded individuals, my life has become richer. I feel like my writing is growing into something I never expected.
The blogging community has become my teacher in so many ways. I am learning how to write effectively. My world has opened up to different styles of writing which have completely blown me away by provoking deep feelings inside me. I never believed in myself as a writer and I find that many others feel the same way, yet, it doesn’t stop anyone from sharing from their hearts and souls. You have given me hope that my words can benefit others as yours have done to me. I truly believe that together we can change the world, one word at a time. Thank you for sharing your world with me.