Sat Chit Ananda

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of this time of the year. All of a sudden I have so much anxiety swirling around me that I want to jump like Mexican jumping beans. Sad to say that it tends to start earlier and earlier each year, even before Halloween we get bombarded with those clever marketing tricks that make us buy into the latest trends on what to buy for the holiday season. Carols and holiday jingles are played way before Thanksgiving and it’s like can we just enjoy the bloody moment, guess not society. Yes, sad to say that as Westerners we live in a society that is driven by the latest trends and being an American, the slogan is “simply the best” tends to rule societies reality. It’s so sad that with everything that is going on in the world that we have to live by the labels to see if our quality of life is it better than what our neighbor has. Can we please just choose love over hatred, but the real gift of love is to own our own self love and having it radiate onto others. Well, well, it’s time for the holiday season that reminds us of joy. It’s written on all of the cards that we receive in the good old owl post, commercials and marketing stuff. But the real meaning of joy doesn’t have to come and go like sugar plum fairies dancing away for a few short weeks of the year. Joy is with us each moment of our lives; it’s part of the present moment. It’s rather a simple concept that just needs to be embraced in the moment. What is so hard about finding joy in the moments that you live you life? Can we give up the need of control to say what we like and dislike as in giving someone a pressie this year? Rather than focusing on our needs to buy someone a pressie then wrapping it and owl posting it, shop for lavish meals, seeing the lights, baking cookies, watching all of the holiday programs could for once we can simply be present in the moment, send someone a hug, send peace, donate food and clothing to those who need it the most, make love, send cards to love ones and be the light? As a lightworker it is simply seeing the light of what the true essence that joy has in the moment and to embrace it.

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

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