Merry Christmas and Happy New Age!
Solstice and Perihelion
I'm glad that it's Christmas, and New Years. It's a time for everyone to just chill out a bit and relax and gain a better perspective on things, both
looking back on what may have been for many rather trying times, to put it lightly, and, looking forward, with hope for something better, by
comparison (that's funny).
We often try to solve all the problems of the world here from the armchair of our ATS word castle and virtual community, but surely, if there's so be
any real and lasting solution, it must begin and end with ourselves. It must start with what we hold sacred, even if it's of the most apparently
mundane variety where the sacred is often found and treasured in "the little things", the little kindnesses, the sympathetic ear (and heart and mind),
the unexpected act of selfless generosity from a stranger ("even as you did it unto the least of these you did it unto me."), the smile of a child
whether on Christmas morning or any day of the year.
The first/last cause (beginning and ending in eternity) and the future domain of limitless possibility (see quantum physics) is still open and
available to us, if only we might stop and think and think again, and then come to our senses and realize that the future need not equal the past, and
that what we think, feel and do, matters. Even if we actually inhabit a non-local, holographic universe, then all the moreso LOCAL MATTERS, and the
mundane IS sacred, and nothing and no one is insignificant, or we wouldn't even be here to begin with in the first place. Life matters, and our modern
culture for the most part makes a mockery of the utterly magnificent opportunity that is Life.
Let us turn therefore from the projected images on the proverbial cave wall and step out and stand up and turn to face the light of truth and reason,
which to be reasonable has to be eminently practical at the same time, and that's the stuff of life right there, and the informed love that makes new
life possible where it wasn't before, wherein we realize the opportunity to co-create WITH God the kingdom of God and of heaven on earth, from within,
to without, until the inner and the outer come to reflect one another and become magnified for the sake of what is right and what is reasonable.
After all this time, we must claim our birthright and the inheritance prepared for us from the time before time and come to realize and recognize (re
cognize) our true place in the Creation as children of a loving God, and then when the scales at last fall from our own eyes then and only then we
will be able to see clearly, which will automatically remove the splinter from our brother's eye and thus from the world's eye. (that's funny too!)
It's doable, in other words, and it's possible, that we might at least begin to pass through or cross over a certain threshold point beyond which
everything will BEGIN to get better and better, at all levels. In this regard each and every one of us has a role to play, for better or worse
(preferably for the better). Let us therefore take responsibility, and work to bridge the gap between what is and what ought to be.
May we choose life, where life to be real is also novel and creative (fresh and new), because it's also what is authentic (the real life), replacing
what was inauthentic (pretentious, ignorant, lacking in awareness, but still trying desperately to be real). "He who keeps his life will lose it but
he who loses his life for my sake will find it again and keep it."
As such it (enlightened realization and re-cognition) therefore contains embedded within itself also a great humor of understanding, enough surely to
generate a sufficient amount of comedic material to last another millennium, if not longer.
It is in that heartfelt, good-willed good-humored, hopeful, and optimistic Christmassy spirit, which is capable of maintaining its mirth and charm
even in the face of of most absurd injustices (Ho Ho Ho!), that I would like to say to you, each, and every one...
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Age!
P.S. Don't shoot the messenger here or you just might end up shooting yourself in the foot for no apparent reason except what might be called utter
"contempt, prior to investigation, which, as a bar against all information and proof against all arguments, is a certain way to keep a man in
everlasting ignorance" (Herbert Spencer, Scientist, paraphrased.).
edit on 24-12-2012 by NewAgeMan because: P.S. added