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posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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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!

NAM


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




posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Originally posted by NewAgeMan
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.



Originally posted by NewAgeMan

A World Saving Joke
P.S. The only missing piece of this puzzle is in the form of an as yet largely undiscovered cosmic joke at humanity's self deprecating (willing) expense, one that can only be told and understood from each person's own unique personal human experience, but in every single case there IS a joke to be had (more often than not in a singular "facepalm" moment but one of absolute hilarity, in hindsight).
Complete the puzzle with that joke and unite us all in laughter, at ourselves (either in the form of who we thought we were, or were not), and there it is!


"Life is a Mighty Joke. He who knows this can hardly be understood by others. He who does not know it finds himself in a state of delusion. He may ponder over this problem day and night, but will find himself incapable of knowing it. Why? People take life seriously, and God lightly; whereas we must take God seriously, and take life lightly. Then, we know that we always were the same and will ever remain the same.......the Originator of this joke. This knowledge is not acheived by reasoning.
But it is the knowledge of experience."

~ Meher Baba

And let us never forget that..


It's a time for celebration and for novelty, for new song and dance, a new piece of art, a new company founded, anything and everything is possible, except the continuity of all that is absurd and foolish and unworthy of us both individually and collectively. It's a time for new beginnings where every end contained imbedded within itself something new, novel, creative and therefore, FUN.

The whole world should be celebrating this momentous turning point of the ages, yet here we stand still mired in ignorance and darkeness lost as seperate things floating around in an impersonal universe, is too funnny our shared predicament not to get over the sorrow and suffering inherent in it, so there is a hand capable of wiping away the tears from our eyes.



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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A Christmas greeting to all from the good ole USA



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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reply to post by zonetripper2065
 

Oh dear!


"That which hurts, instructs." (Benjamin Franklin)



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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And love, will steer the stars. (sends shivers down my spine!)

Let the sunshine in!

Love,


NAM



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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It's a from a clip from Home Alone 2 relax



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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Merry Christmas and Happy New ICE Age!





I couldn't resist !






posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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Merry Christmas everyone......Does anyone know why the New year starts January first when it should start after the Solstice?



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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And a Happy new year. Good Health to all!!



posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 10:58 PM
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Everyone who participates gets a star in this thread, it almost doesn't even matter what you say just so long as you're having fun.



posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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Merry Christmas too all the metaphysical and or philosophical people here! Happy Holidays!
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posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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"Nothing is written in stone, except this stone that i've written on, that is written on stone, but everything else is not"

My family celebrates Christmas Eve so we have completed our festivities. We all shared a laugh, it was one of a kind. Merry Christmas to you, happy new age



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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What about all those tombstones?





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