No matter what path you walk on in your life, religious, spiritual, atheist, yogic, nature, or none of the above I feel that today is a very special and symbolic day.
Far too often we use our differences to divide us. This group believes this, this group believes that – look how different we are. And while variety is indeed the spice of life and different points of view all help to push us forward to see the many sides of life; I think the most important thing to focus on this Holiday season, this Christmas is what our similarities are.
We may have a million differences, but if we can find even one similarity that is enough of a bond to rally and unite around. My belief is that the one thing we are share, above anything else, is the strong desire to Love and be Loved. This is what moves us, binds us and keeps us moving. To feel love in action is to feel and be alive. The animals and plant life we share this planet with know how to do this intuitively.
Being human, we are presented with a challenge. We have the gift of intuition, of trusting our inherent nature, but then we have this mind. And this mind of ours is a wonderful thing. The human mind is capable of such genius, such innovation and amazement that there truly is no limit. But this mind of ours also gets in the way. Doubt, fear, worry, anxiety, low-self-esteem, addiction, etc… all these things are by products of a mind that is not in sync with the natural knowing of our being.
My deep wish for you this Holiday season, on this Christmas Day is for you to know your authentic self. For all the outward shapes, relationships and things to not define you. To let your fears slip away and transform into trust and to know at once who you really are.
You, like all beings on this planet, are a child of the Universe and have a natural ability within you to thrive. This has nothing to do with possessions, social status or outward appearance. Who you truly are is infinite, indescribable and constantly changing.
This Christmas, give yourself the gift of your own authenticity. The chains of fear have held you long enough. The heavy weight of doubt no longer needs to be carried. Today, and everyday forward free yourself from who-you-think-you-are and simply be authentic. Many of us have less than we did last year. The global recession has made everyone “less” on paper, including me.
But what’s funny is that I have never felt more alive, more real or larger in my life. Being forced to lose things, which I placed my self worth in, made me reevaluate who I am, and what defines me. And what I’ve learned is that nothing defines me, but me. And I have 100% control over my actions, my choices and my response to life. I can’t control all of life, but I can control how I respond to it.
I believe many of our outside words have been made small, so that we can finally see and embrace how large we are within. When you find this power inside, it’s not a false power. It’s actually the only true thing we know, that we actually experience. And when you start to act from and trust this power within you, you start to look around and see that this same energy is inside everything else. This simplifies life. If the same power and energy is within us, to more we activate and cultivate our own power the more that power will be attracted to us from the outside.
Our false world is dying so that our true world, our bliss, our Heaven on earth can be born, from within. This is happening on a person by person basis.
This Christmas, I urge to know how large you are within yourself, to trust your natural abilities and talents and to act on your intuition, your primal knowing and trusting of life. Taking this step, trusting this coming of age will change your Life and set you up for an amazing and prosperous 2012.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! May all the love, joy, abundance and peace be yours! Now and forever!