It’s that time of year again, a time when we have so many things on our mind such as how costly it is to buy gifts, how much food do we need and what is the new thing this year that everyone wants. We move forward with blinkers and don’t consider that there is a difference to wanting and needing, as such a desire gives rise to the material wants, which is often not what you need; Spirit will always provide what you need. For some, all that’s wanted and needed is to know their loved ones are near, they are not gone. Most would give everything to have that need fulfilled.
Loss is often a wake-up call, it is then, one forgets about the material world and can only cry out for that touch of their loved ones, that voice calling them and the reality that they are not alone. For some, this is a season that is dreaded most because of the grief they feel at this time, and if you have not lost a loved one, then you can’t possibly comprehend how a person feels at this time of year.
Silver Birch – a wise spirit guide – once proclaimed that “the greatest gift you can give the world is service” and that means from the heart and without condition. The greatest currency we have is prayer and prayer from love is the greatest service we can give to our brothers and sisters. Before we dive into our food and rip open our gifts, perhaps we should spend some of that currency thinking about those who are suffering this season, those who feel alone even though they may be surrounded by people. We don’t give prayerful pity, we don’t offer comfort to feel superior, we give only in love, that divine love may enter the souls of the lost to bring them home, that may warm the cold feeling of the grieving, that, they may feel the warmth of their loved ones in spirit. That our sick may be comforted and given a reprieve from suffering, that love awakens men’s hearts to the injustice of the ego and the imbalance of nature. We pray with heartfelt love for ourselves that we may recognize our misgivings and clear ourselves of imbalance – so our prayers may travel through the ether and touch the souls that are in need. We pray that our words comfort and do not cut. That we have no judgment, and see only the mirror of our souls. We cannot grow spiritually unless we truly know what love is and in this season of love, it is time to take action.
Christmas is not about the trinkets, the gorging and the desire to fill ourselves with that which does not serve. It is truly about the love that we have within that we can share freely, it is abundant and unending. It is the bridge to the spirit and the breath of life. This season I wish that all of you who are without your loved ones may take a walk on that bridge and be carried upon the prayers of all of us who feel your sorrow, that you may feel the real power of spirit surrounding you with all of your loved ones on the other side of life. For all the blessings we have on this earth plane, we give our heartfelt thanks in gratitude for what we have and offer our currency of the soul to all who may feel in debt.
May God bless you all this season!