Mele Kalikimaka ~ Joyeux Noel ~ Feliz Navidad ~ Buon Natale!!!
What a beautiful present to my self on this Christmas morning! For that is what we really need, to be present in the moment & cultivate presence with the true nature of self; which I believe is Divine Spirit. I am not speaking of the egoic self; which is much like a wild horse, running incessantly on the Great Plains of illusion; never quite satisfied, rarely calm or pacified! No, it is our higher consciousness that I refer to. We are more than human animals; we are cosmic consciousness, Divine Beings, blessed with many gifts & the ability to choose.
Thankfully, we have been blessed with such a gift of life, that each breath holds the key to presence in the moment. Each inspiration assists us to open up to new possibilities & expansive horizons, each exhalation grounds us in the physical, allowing us to root and realign. This ongoing cycle of inhalation and exhalation allows us to be a channel of the universal energies, a conduit of the heavenly energies and earth energies. Like alchemist, we distill the essences of these energies, the MANA~PRANA~CHI; combining with it our pure intentions, thus we glean the elixir of life. That is truly a priceless gift.
This holiday season is often a time of gift giving, in honor of the abundance of our own gifts, we celebrate. When filling your sack of gifts to share, remember the effects upon the global environment. What is the carbon footprint of the gift you give? Consider giving gifts of the heart, such as: your precious time, a massage, an herbal bath or homemade spa day, a home cooked meal, read a book to a child, help start a garden, or offer a much needed service to a friend. Please, remember the 5 Rs, Reduse, Reuse, Recycle, Renew & Restore. Making gifts can be fun, and creative. Every dollar, euro, yen or baht we spend is a vote; make your vote count, choose wisely, go Green! Think Global, act Local. Support your local organic farmers & creative artisians. I encourage you to be creative and conscious in this and all times. For we are living in crucial times!
So, ho ho ho........ with those thoughts I will go. I hope that you have much happiness and joy. May this time be full of blessings and abundance; may you and yours be blessed with peace, health & happiness..........in the body, mind & spirit.
Merry Christmas to all. Happy Holy Days!!!
me ke aloha pumehana,
Posted by Toi Pua Laa at 7:50 PM