Originally posted by andypb
reply to post by NewAgeMan
Thanks NAM, lets all hope for a new beginning and fresh start to 2013 for everybody.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
You're most welcome, and me too.
Just for the record, I don't think we're all suddenly going to find ourselves inhabiting a whole new world in the twinkling of an eye, I'm realistic
enough to know that any transformation for the human being, and newfound happiness, will arise only in relation to some unhappiness, already
experienced, where the more that suffering has carved into our being the more joy we can contain.. It's very ironic in a grave and humorous way.
So I'm just pointing, if I can, a sturdy finger at the possibility of a profound humor of newfound understanding and re-cognition if only on the basis
of what we already have to compare as a point of contrast (it is funny, but only in hindsight from the POV of the one who no longer suffers for all
the wrong reasons), and that's what Christmas is about in so many ways; contrast, enlightenment, and a blessing and a gift from God capable of utterly
defying our best expectation (we usually don't set the bar very high for ourselves to begin anyway), and so the "proclamation" is one of joyful
celebration in anticipation of not just something better but even the very best of the best which is capable of altogether transcending our sorrow, so
in my books there's also a humorous joke in the mix that just keeps on getting funnier (keeps on giving amid increased awareness and understanding).
It's so funny in fact that to really get it totally and completely is enough to put a "normal" person in the hospital! LOL (been there done that got
In truth I feel like some sort of Christmas Shaman who's mission it was to bring back to my fellow man the "boon" of the true meaning of Christmas,
which I've attempted to encode in my new avatar-background with the help of an ATS friend and helper.
Oh it's hilarious! Some day someone else will "get it" and my hope is that because of the work I've done to process it, that it will be a "safe" joke
to get causing at worst a few tears first of sorrow and then of absolute hilarity and while that could appear insane to some, I can say from
experience that it's the humor of true understanding and self knowledge in the truth that sets us free.
Absolute love and forgivenesss is absolute liberation - that's what I discovered, but it's a hyper freedom about which we had no prior context or
frame of reference by which to compare it, so it's a little freaky when it happens. I ran around laughing hysterically saying OMG what do I do now?!
It was too much to take and I overloaded, I "popped".
And here I am on Christmas night typing away to strangers sharing personal stuff at 3:30am.
I think it's time for bed!
G'night, and thanks again for the opportunity to share and have a sense of community and not being alone. It made a difference, big time!
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Age...
(it's just an allegory)
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