posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Aquarius1
reply to post by dontreally
Happy Holidays to you dontreally, thank you for sharing what is a special to you. I love the Christmas season even though I don't celebrate it,
it brings out the best in people.
This may not be the best year for many who are still out of work, but hopefully they can go back to the basics like it was a long time ago, love,
family and friends are important now and always.
I totally disagree with the esoteric message of christmas, but this time of the year is very special. Optimal for reflection and appreciating all the
good weve been blessed with. Paradoxically in western culture this has turned into a present fest where kids look more forward to presents than the
thought of the time. Dont think its true? Imagine not being given the presents people expect. I wonder if the 'cheer' of the holiday would still be
present. Im not against present giving, but it has to be understood in a certain context. And many christians and Jews dont get that. Their spiritual
connection to the holiday has become trivialized, and its sad, because the real truth and value of this time is spiritual, and not physical. The
physical presents may be given to supplement the spiritual enjoyment, but really it shouldnt matter; presents or no presents. This time of the year is
THE gift G-d has given us to connect with him and experience and enjoy a very special level of spiritual awareness.
Aside from that, i do admit i like christmas songs. Its funny. Ive rejected the christian tradition, yet i still connect with a very important and
young part of myself, partly due to the songs of the christmas season; particularly kenny rogers..lol. Even though half the songs have to do with the
little baby Jesus... I sorta ignore the message, and appreciate the peaceful melody..
Thanks for this thread. Its reminded me of the importance of Haunukah. I knew today was haunkah, but i was feeling lacadaisical about it. Im not
Jewish and i dont live in a Jewish community so its hard sometimes to keep enthusiastic about these important times. I should really spend an hour at
midnight, like i did last year, pouring my heart out to G-d and addressing some my spritual self. The last 5 months have been unbelievably good for
me, and i have so much to be greatful for.
Shalom and chag sameach,.
Btw, are you Jewish? Or did one of your children marry a Jew?
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