Just so you know, before you continue, if you’re a greedy person, then you’re not interested in what I have to offer you today. Also, if you’re an egotistical person, then you won’t find much use for what I have to tell you.
Sadness can hit anyone, even during the Holidays. All things relative, Happiness is a matter of perspective. For example, where greedy, egotistical, and psychotic people for that matter, find happiness, the rest of us suffer in great sadness.
All things relative, where I might feel sadness because of some bad situation, I remember that someone who is much more deserving than me is worse off. All I have to do is listen to the evening news and hear about a shooting or a Hurricane Sandy Victim. Damn, what kind of Christmas is that?
So I go through my archives and try to remember what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. For example, The real birth date of Jesus Christ reminds me only too well that we’re living according to the convenience of our predecessors – not ourselves. That is, we’re more accepting of how “authority” wants us to celebrate the birth of Christ rather than the Birth of Christ, Himself.
When I say, “authority,” I mean whomever and whatever pushes that commercial Christmas bandwagon. For example, my bro bought this Christmas cartoon for some reason; it was some kind of “Ice Age” theme wherein these prehistoric animal characters were celebrating “Christmas.”That’s right, before Christ was born, but, somehow, a human Santa Claus existed in prehistoric times to give presents to all the prehistoric creatures on “Christmas” day.
Then I thought to myself, “how royally confusing is this for young minds who are not being taught about Jesus Christ?”
Well, I’m not going to stop and teach you anything about Jesus Christ, but I AM going to ask you to do something you don’t normally do. I’m asking you to see the Christ in the people around you. That is, I’m asking you to see the goodness, the sacrifice, the sanctity, the devotion, the kindness, the generosity, and the love in the people around you.
True, we are all individuals with our own temperaments. We’re not always at our best, but, at Christmas Time, We Try. Then we show appreciation to each other for trying to be at our best with a gift. Some people may find the idea of trying to see the Christ in others as ludicrous. All we have to do is remember a piece of scripture:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” [Genesis 1:27]
For some religious zealots, not all, humanity is so full of sin and so far beneath heaven that WE are completely separated from God. Indeed, the more gothic thinkers believe that they are not worthy of God, therefore, what need is there for healing thoughts or goodness?
In each one of us, there is just as much capacity for good as well as evil. Within each one of us, there is just as much capacity for love as well as hatred.
What really matters is your perspective. Yeah, you saw this coming. Just like that Christmas Carol wherein Scrooge had his ghostly visitations and changed his perspective – in all likely hood, you are also looking for that miracle, those miraculous visitations before you change anything – is that right?
Guess what? We’ve had those visitations, and we’ve been getting those visitations for a while now. The problem is, most of us are like those Native Americans at Plymouth Rock when the first Pilgrams came across the ocean: The Natives did not recognize such large ships, so they couldn’t see them for what they were – large ships.
By the same token, most of us are unable to recognize those visitations because they have been so absolutely huge, yet, they’re right there, in front of our noses. A few of us do notice these visitations – and the rest of us are calling them “crazy.”
You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. All you have to do is try and recognize the Christ within your closest friends and family when you give them their gifts. Then you will see the bigger picture on how you can have Merry Christmas no matter what happens. Your visitations are waiting for you.
Healing Thoughts and Happy Holidays,