A Different Christmas Story was sent to me by a minister friend who is into mysticism and spirituality sans religion. I asked him for permission to print some of what he wrote and he said yes. I hope you find this not only interesting but informative.
To all, Let Your Light Shine!
From the vastness and darkness of The Great No-Thing which gave rise and birth to The All, from which all flows, visible and invisible, there is a Light that shines brightly within us called The Christ (Christos), a title meaning the anointed one. Each of us has this Light within us and to the point we recognize our spiritual power and ability to overcome the challenges in the desert of life, we find, have revealed to us, our true inner nature and life becoming a light in this world. The birth of the Christ (Christos) within begins with a pinpoint of light of understanding appearing in our mind. As we recognize it and follow this light of spiritual revelation, star in the east, we become en-lightened, as our inner wisdom and unconditional love marry, become as one, thus is the seed of spiritual understanding and awareness planted and as we nurture it and become enveloped in it’s love and light we transform over time, becoming more aware of our spirituality and inner power to overcome “what seems to be” with “the power that is.” In the ancient teachings of spiritual evolvement symbols and stories where metaphors and enhanced when a person of greatness came to be. You are a person of greatness and it is now time to write your new story with the awareness of your inner power and life to overcome seeming appearances of this life. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for you are and always have been the beloved.
As the great mystic Meister Eckhart stated,
“We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity… But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.” Meister Eckhart
“There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.” Meister Eckhart
I create new beginnings and new opportunities for my advancement in life; continually renewing my mind with positive uplifting thoughts to reveal new pathways for wonderful successes in life.
Opportunities are all around us. When we are in a positive frame of mind and open to newness our vision expands enabling us to see the opportunities before us and allows us to act on them or not. Opportunity is always knocking at our door, but, it requires us to take action on it; knock on doors, attend networking functions, make calls, send e-mails or letters, meet with someone over coffee or invite someone to lunch to discuss our product/idea/talent/ability, or a thing we call, “a chance meeting,” which is really an effect from changing our thoughts, ideas, beliefs concerning the situation. If we are in a query about an opportunity best to step back, look at it and follow our intuitive lead. Do not rush things into existence. The more we push to make something happen the more likely it is to fall apart. Let things unfold naturally; this does not mean no action. A bit of Zen, it is in our inaction that action exists, it allows us to look, listen and learn from what is going on around us; which can be a key to taking a profitable and successful detour.
I create today the life I desire by the renewing of my mind and by loving and accepting myself unconditionally.
When we feel good about ourselves it radiates to the world around us as self-confidence and self-worth; it then follows that we are drawn to the people, places and things from which an opportunity or opportunities are born. Loving ourselves and accepting ourselves for who we are makes us confident in our dealings with others. It is what we think about ourselves that is important sans egotism. When we are secure in ourselves we have a wonderful self-perception that no one can blot out.
I create a new life of health, wealth, money, harmony, well-being, success, prosperity, abundance and bountiful good.
Our attitude toward our life and situation is extremely important. In order to move forward into the life we desire it requires us to know we are, here and now, worthy of good health, wealth, as much money as we can conceive of as being in our life, well-being in all areas of our life, being as successful and prosperous as we desire. We are the only ones who can decide on how much of any good thing is to be in our life. It cannot be that of another…each of us must follow our own inner drive to the life we desire to live. As we experience life it is always good to listen to information shared by others and utilize that which we can…never pooh, pooh an idea for it just may be the catalyst to greater opportunities for success.
When we pursue new interests, ideas, avenues of self-expression, and life in general love is a key factor in succeeding to the new aim(s) we have set for ourselves.
Love encompasses passion. In order for us to achieve we must have a passion for the goal and see it completed. Perhaps even give it a really good mental bear hug and welcome it into our life here and now.
To accomplish “things” it is important for us to cultivate our deep burning desire to achieve and let that internal flame ignite the passion and faith in that which we are pursuing as a goal.
Our mind is a garden with very fertile soil! Our thoughts are seeds and once planted begin to take root in the subconscious aspect of our mind. Once our thought takes root this aspect begins to create the avenues which will bring to fruition that Thought Seed we have planted into our life experience. It is our decision as to what we will plant…are they beautiful flowers or merely indiscriminate thoughts that will produce whatever; that whatever is usually what we really don’t want nor care for. Life will always respect us by reflecting back to us those thoughts, concepts and beliefs we focus our attention on, our dominant thoughts.
Pick carefully the ThoughtSeeds you plant in the fertile soil of your mind to blossom in your life. Choose seeds which will not only bring you great success but fill your life with love, creativity and beauty; not only to enhance your own well-being but the world around you. It is not just about “me” but also the world in which we live, for as we give back so do we receive, in abundance.
Love yourself unconditionally, accept yourself for who you are, plant Thought Seeds that are beneficial and will lift youup to new heights and new living experiences. Time to let loose that inner power and ability to achieve and enjoy the fruits of all your work. When your work is filled with the fire of passion and unshakeable faith in what you are doing, you shall soar to a new mountain top of life and expression. Water and fertilize your Thought Seeds with love, faith and passion for living and life. Visualize the beauty of your goal as now accomplished with the sweet fragrant blossoms of success.
Today is your day to succeed and live the life you desire.
You Are A Loving, Passionate, Creative, Successful Individual!!
Bouquets Of Flowering Success To You! Jay
Today is my day to succeed and live the life I desire.
As the first anniversary approaches of my dying from a full respiratory arrest and being brought back with the help of my wife, paramedics and hospital ER staff, it brings up many feelings and memories.
The past year has been a unique road to recovery and filled with a variety of challenges.
I remember being on the other side of life and what I saw and felt.
Life has a whole new meaning on all levels for me and has obviously altered my perspective. From everyday living, family and friends, to spirituality, new and wonderful experiences have allowed me to expand my awareness. Not all were wonderful, but, labeled wonderful as they were learning experiences.
I am now creating a collection of my writings for publication and in the near future searching for a literary agent and publisher, perhaps even investigate writing a column again on positive attitudes. This blog is my first foray into writing after a very long hiatus and it has been cathartic. The next avenue of creative expression and goal, to again have speaking engagements local, state, national, and international.
It would have been so very easy to give up and merely exist in my easy chair bemoaning the state of my affairs and play the poor me card. I am a fighter and persistent. When my wife was informed that I would be in a drug induced coma for over a week and may not make it, two days tops, she said, “Not my husband, he is a fighter.” After four days I was brought out of the coma. I was breathing on my own and no longer needed the respirator.
Life is filled with surprises and it is how we decide to deal with them on a daily basis which is extremely important. I fought long and hard to get back to living and pushed too hard at times but there was really no giving up for me. Did setbacks occur? Yes. Unexpected surgery three months later was just one. I had to learn to deal with the setbacks and keep my focus on recovery. I have my good days and my very good days just like everyone else.
I thank my wife for the CPR, the paramedics, doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful and loving care given to me when in the ER, two critical care units and cardiac floor.
I thank each of you for reading and sharing this blog, for your comments and heartfelt thanks to the blogging community.
Never give up, be positive about living life, love unconditionally and forgive unconditionally-yourself and others, let go of thoughts and beliefs which do not serve your higher good, don’t give in to the negatives, be kind to yourself and others, take time for yourself during the day and most of all, be you and all the specialness you are. Let those in your life know how much they are loved and appreciated.