A Season of Giving & Gratitude

A Season of Giving & Gratitude

OMG! It’s not even time for the December Solstice and Old Man Winter is already pounding down on the rooftops in the north. I don’t think we’ll be shuffling off to Buffalo anytime soon! Wondering if the children there are worried that Santa will have a problem landing his sleigh! Now, if we could only figure out how to ship all that snow to the places suffering from water shortage.

I’m sure there are many of you who, like me, are tuned into the Earth and are not at all surprised by Old Man Winter’s bringing snow so early. It could be worse. Remember Super-Storm Sandy? Especially since that devastating event in 2012, more and more homeowners are wisely investing in their own generators.

As we approach the end of another year, I ask you: is it me or are things moving so much faster nowadays? Ever hear of Gregg Braden? He’s a very cool inspirational guy who combines wisdom from the past with science and spirituality for healing the planet. Gregg has spent the last twenty years living in ancient temples and remote monasteries. He believes that the center of the earth is moving faster than in any other time in history. Consider looking into the adventures of this spiritual pioneer as we speed toward 2015.

While we usually cherish and celebrate the December Holidays, I can’t help but focus on those who will find this year to be different from all others, when they see that empty chair where a dear loved one used to sit, but who is now on the Other Side. Maybe some of you felt that way this past Thanksgiving. Try not to let your loss impact your joy too much (easier said than done, I know), but instead realize that life is better on the Other Side. Our DPs are fine, and will let you know that all is well, if and when they can. The less sadness you harbor, the easier it will be for your loved ones to connect to you via a dream, message, or a split-second feeling. Remember, Love continues when we die. In fact, my friends, Love in all its many types and intensities remains the most significant force in the Universe. Love is THE force that drives us.

I was just reading about a 90-year old man in Ft. Lauderdale who feeds the homeless. He took to doing so after losing his wife who for all her life helped those who needed that little extra Love. This is his way of honoring the woman with whom he shared 70 years of his life, and to whom he refers as “Angel.” What a wonderful way to give, in this giving time of year.

I received many responses last month about my comments on Journey of Souls by Michael Newton. Thanks for your feedback. I very much appreciate your take on what I write. And even when there is disagreement, it’s still good to share. After all, the Afterlife affects all of us in so many different ways. By sharing our thoughts, we can spread the Word where needed.

Recently, I have been receiving a number of requests to remind people of some of the little things (which are so important) that we can do throughout the holiday season, just to let people know that we care. So, kids, here goes, just to list a few.

  1. Hug those you love and those who need Love. Thank them for being in your life.
  2. Make a list of people (and pets!) to shop for, and/or those you want to touch during the season. Remember that shopping can be for food, plants, clothes, candy, or whatever.
  3. Send out cards, with candle lighting announcements.
  4. Purchase candles to burn throughout the month to remember that Love is immortal. Use the candles to celebrate the lives of those you know, or once knew, even if you can’t be with them.
  5. Connect with those who may be grieving, in any way you can.
  6. Decorate your home in the style of someone you love who has crossed over, and who loved decorating while here in the physical.
  7. Plan and carry out at least one random act of kindness – an act (as performed by the gentlemen in Ft. Lauderdale, mentioned above) that a departed loved one would be thrilled to witness.
  8. Carry and conduct yourself in a way that makes people smile.
  9. Call or visit those to whom you feel a special connection. Consider a FaceTime phone call if you have that smartphone capability.
  10. Know always in your heart that your loved ones who have crossed over hear you, and celebrate with you in joy as you think of them during the holiday season.

One of the messages from our DPs that I often receive and pass along is that they want us to ENJOY this wonderful time of the year. They do NOT want us to be brooding over the fact that they are not here in the physical. I can tell you for sure that if your DPs loved this holiday season, then they will be around you during this holiday season. Take a moment each day to reflect, open up, and listen – and know that your DPs are near.

BIG thanks for all those who have been attending my many events this year, or who have connected in other ways. A special thanks to all those who attended my event in New York City last week with my good friend and colleague, John Holland. Check out my website for details on upcoming events for 2015!

From my heart, I wish all of you a merry and wonderful holiday to remember!

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