"What do you think of God?" the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, "He's not a think, he's a feel."
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God
--Honore de Balzac
As I sit at my desk writing this, dogs sleeping under my feet (literally) I feel like I am connecting with you, right here, right now. In fact, if I close my eyes, I bet I could actually feel you there.
And isn't that what this time of year is really about? Connecting? Or better yet... re-connecting?
If you can think of five people with whom you haven't been in touch in a long time, I challenge you to sit down and write a letter or an e-mail telling them that you are thinking of them. Maybe you haven't been in touch because it's been so long that you are embarrassed or you think they will be angry. Nothing could be further from the truth. Often we don't reach out to people because of illusions we create in our minds about their reaction to our contact. Nothing could matter less than the way we think it's going to be.
Do it. Reach out and touch someone with a kindness they don't expect. Can't buy someone that usual Christmas gift? Offer to DO something for them. Wrap yourself in a big pink imaginary bow and give yourself. Have a friend who's a tired mom? Offer to give her a shoulder, foot and back rub for a half hour or better yet, an hour. We all know how to do that. Put some joy into it. Put some muscle into it. In fact, put some muscle into everything you do.
You can use your words to make someone feel valued, loved, and cherished. There is a writer in all of us. We just need to take a deep breath, clear our mind, put on some nice mellow music and let the fingers fly. Don't think. Just feel and let your feelings flow through your fingers.
Need to forgive someone? Do it. Life is short and if you have time for the grudge-holding, knot-in-your-stomach anger that's holding you back from an awesome life, you have too much time on your hands. Forgive. Do it with grace, compassion, sincerity, love, and really be done with it.
Stressed because your mother-in-law or relatives are coming over for the holidays and that's what happens every year? Change it. Change your thoughts about it. Make a conscious effort to change your words. You will find your actions and energy will shift. They will feel it, YOU will feel it, and I promise, it will be a different experience.
In the natural (Earth), when we use the word "supernatural" it typically means something voo-doo-ey. However, In the Biblical sense, "supernatural" means being in the truly blessed and magical world of God's peace and love. We can achieve miracles in the natural by living supernaturally. We can rise above our common earthly ego-driven feelings of grudges and bad feelings and soar effortlessly into a better life. What a relief it is to let all that go and just be.
What a gift you are giving others when you can show them by example what love in the supernatural feels like right here on Earth. It's life changing. It connects, and reconnects us. There is no time for the silliness we create or choose to be a part of. We really can create our world.
I wish I could tell you how much you each one of you means to me. In a way, I do that in the inspirations every month. But just in case I haven't made it clear... I ADORE you.
I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for supporting our company when you have other choices. You make it all worth it, and you are a fantastic Christmas gift!
God Bless You, Forever and Ever. Amen!
Make it a Joyful Holiday!