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You Are the Best Holiday Gift – Richard’s Commentary

December 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Well, it’s all over! Or, is it? Yes, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice and Christmas are behind us. But we have the Gregorian New Year, Epiphany, the Lunar New Year, and a whole new year of holiday’s coming up. And we have today, December 26. Many people are out returning or exchanging the gifts they received. They are back in the hustle/bustle of shopping for the post-holiday bargains; maybe some are even getting ready for next Christmas, buying up trimmings and paper and lights and party goods for the holidays of 2014!

However, if you carried the meaning of yesterday message from Rosemary with you, then your gifts to others, those gifts of yourself – a smile, a kind word, a hug at the right moment, and even an attitude of cheer through the day, those “gifts of yourself” cannot be exchanged, they can’t be taken back; but of course, they might be returned!

Every Christmas for I don’t know how many years now, my brothers and their families put on a Christmas dinner for those in my tiny home town that don’t have family, might not be able to purchase a fancy dinner with all the trimmings, or are just feeling the need to be with others at Christmas. Yesterday they went through two big turkeys and a giant ham, serving over 70 people with great food, warm cheer and smiles all around. When I talked to my older brother around 7:30 last evening he was already dozing off, beat from the hard day’s work; but he was so upbeat we gabbed for almost an hour. He gave the gift of himself and received so much more. His cheer was infectious!

So, hear Rosemary’s advice in your heart: Think outside the box of your own feelings. It doesn’t matter whether you are smiling all the time or crying all the time. There is more in you than just those feelings. And there is more around you than just what you are feeling today. Today is a holiday too; every day is a holy-day if we are present to every moment and present to how we are a present to the world!

And: Stay upbeat, if you can. Smile if you feel like it. Ask for help if you need it. Find someone with whom you can let your hair down and be yourself and share your feelings without judging yourself. Then find someone who might need a helping hand and offer that hand, outstretched because giving is great and receiving is, too. Be the gift that keeps on giving; and enjoy the gifts of a smile, a hug, a cheerful greeting you receive from others. And take these gifts into 2014, because that way it will be a wonderful New Year!

PS: Next year will be wonderful! How do I know? Because I listened to a message from The Divine Feminine channeled by Rosemary on the Winter Solstice; and they offered guidance and advice on what we might expect in 2014 and how to approach the year’s upcoming energy. Expect more change! The transformation continues! If you missed the message it is now available as an MP3 recording for a modest price; check out the details here: Winter Solstice Mesage

ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: You Are the Best Holiday Gift!

December 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Are YOU in the holiday spirit? Or are you feeling a bit down about something in your life? Do you feel some pressure to perform with a smile on your face when all you want to do is hibernate?

In the US, it’s a bit difficult to distance yourself from all the ‘holiday hoopla,’ with bells ringing on the streets and music playing everywhere. Malls are crowded with people, some of whom are spending money that they can’t afford. There are parties all around. Some folks wish they didn’t have to attend so many and others wish they had been invited to at least one. Some people dread spending time with their family while others wish they could be with family that is distant or gone.

Is what is happening in December authentic? Are you feeling invited to be your authentic self? Or does a part of this smack of inauthenticity for you?

Neither constant, upbeat smiles nor constant, depressed frowns represent authenticity at the deepest level. It’s good to be upbeat. It’s okay to smile a lot. It’s also okay to feel like not smiling. This isn’t saying that you ‘should’ feel or be any way other than how you feel.

However, what choices are you making today? If you feel very upbeat and happy and in your ‘holiday jollies,’ are you thinking of less fortunate folks who might need a helping hand? If you are depressed or feeling low, are you focusing all of your energies on what you don’t have or how poorly you feel instead of looking at your life and feeling gratitude? Who can YOU help?

Helping others, giving to others, and not just gifts that cost money but gifts of self, time, talents, attention – this outward focus is the authentic aspect of humanity that we sometimes forget is a part of us. We WANT to be useful and helpful, even when we need help from others. We trip ourselves up when all we can see on our private radar screens is what we consider our own plight, our ‘woe is me’ vision. We can also trip ourselves up by feeling happy and smiley and not noticing that someone near to us has a broken heart.

If we put on our ‘service-self glasses’ we can see beyond our own situation and find someone out there to whom we can give a gift.

Stay in the holiday spirit not because it’s Christmas but because you want to smile. Help someone by holding open a door for them. Give to charities because there are so many in need. Call a friend who has suffered a loss and share with them your attention and time.

Play ‘Secret Santa’ for someone. What a joy it can be to do something for someone and never let them know that you did that for them!

Think outside the box of your own feelings. It doesn’t matter whether you are smiling all the time or crying all the time. There is more in you than just those feelings. And there is more around you than just what you are feeling today.

Stay upbeat, if you can. Smile if you feel like it. Ask for help if you need it. Find someone with whom you can let your hair down and be yourself and share your feelings without judging yourself. Then find someone who might need a helping hand and offer that hand, outstretched because giving is great and receiving is, too.

Are you willing to receive help? Are you willing to give help?

Have a Happy Holiday because you can genuinely feel gratitude and joy. Smile because you have smiles to give to others. Notice if someone is having a hard time and share your smile and your heart with them.

Be yourself and you are the greatest gift you can give to the world!

PS: I hosted a wonderful Winter Solstice event this past Saturday and channeled an important message from The Divine Feminine who gave us amazing guidance for 2014. You can receive this 57 minute recording for only $14. Go to my website for immediate access: TheScientificMystic.com

ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Have a Happy Authentic Holiday!

December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Rosemary’s “Three-Minute” video for the week: Have a Happy Authentic Holiday!

PS: Rosemary hosted a wonderful Winter Solstice event this past Saturday and channeled an important message from The Divine Feminine who gave us amazing guidance for 2014. You can receive this 57 minute recording for only $14. Go to my website for immediate access: TheScientificMystic.com

MONDAY’S POEM: Homecoming

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment

I found this poem in a notebook stored from another time. I had written it for our daughter for Christmas exactly 20 years ago . She was coming home from school; and I remembered some of my own homecomings from when I would return from college.

And here it is Christmas again. Many will be coming home; perhaps there will be some resonance with this:

Homecoming

Sitting in the car
Outside the door
Emotions racing
I hesitated.

I knew all would
Be the same.
Nothing changed.
Not all was good;
Not all was bad.

Mixed – like life
I faced my future,
Opened my door,
Stepped out,
Breathed the fresh,
Unchanged country air.

I glanced around,
Saw the familiar
Scene remembered
For so long now,
Beyond remembering.
Time mingled with
Space – things froze.

I broke the spell
With a shake; stepped
Forward toward
The door with the
Weathered knob
And turned it open.

The threshold seemed
A barrier, not an entry.
A gateless gate from now
To the past; to the future?
I needed to know!

So I crossed over;
Inhaled the sameness;
Devoured the love waiting –
I was back home.

©1993 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.

Have a very happy “homecoming”!

Inspiration from The Divine Feminine: “Happy New You, Happy New Year!”

December 25, 2012 Leave a comment

My video for the week: Happy New You, Happy New Year!

PS: Have a wonder-filled Holiday Season and many blessings in the New Year!

Monday’s Poem: “Will We Survive?”

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

We made it through the Solstice! And now we are heading into Christmas 2012. We have come through another circle, another year. And as we wind 2012 to a close I do consider where we are going. My “team” from the future, my “Floating Heads” – QRS – are whispering in my ear. It’s time! It’s about survival! And I think they must have dictated this poem to me. Happy Chirstmas Eve!

Will We Survive?

The great wheel turns
Through the black cosmos
Always returning to the
Beginning,
Surviving another ending.

The cycles repeat
Monotonously consistent;
Yet each repetition
Carries change,
Signaling adjustment.

We return again
To a place of origin;
One more karmic turn,
Wondering.
Have we changed enough?
Will we survive?

 

©2012 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.