I often think of the ‘spirit’ of the major religious festivals and anniversaries that we celebrate, whether it’s Christmas, Diwali, Eid-ul-Adha, Hanukkah, or other festivals. For instance, consider Christmas or Holiday ‘Spirit.’ What is that spirit and how does it manifest? The ‘spirit’ is nothing more than people being relaxed and allowing themselves to be open enough to look for the connection with others: to let themselves be their best and allow positive energy to flow to and from them. Notice how people smile more, are more tolerant, and silently wish each other good intentions. In doing so, we begin to ‘see’ one another – no gifts or material manipulation is required to do this – as we share the same energy with complete strangers, bidding good intentions to people we may never meet again.
Just for a short while we realize that we’re all in this together, that there is more than our isolation and we’re part of something bigger, that is more than ourselves. That there is indeed a *Law of Connection* which binds us all, inextricably together. At other times of the year most people are less bothered about others. I’m not saying that it’s right but that’s how it is. Soon after any holidays, festivals, or celebrations, notice how the material, workaday world drags you back to the matrix – to what we might call reality – and away from that experience of unified connection, and into NonSelf. At these times, we can and must hold that ‘spirit’, working to consciously and continuously share that space with others; making our energy, love and that connection self-evident. As we do this we become the thing which caused the ‘spirit’ in the first place.
USE THE LAW OF CONNECTION TO SERVE OTHERS
Especially: Let those who feel alone KNOW that they are not!
Happy Christmas & Beyond 🙂