Merry Christmas Rant with Love

It’s Christmas and I celebrate it. My friends and family celebrates, each one a little differently than the other. Yet, everyone gets the idea.

I find it interesting that people find the most interesting ways to divide themselves from other people when it would make more sense to allow us all just “to be” and bless those who don’t see things the way you do.

Granted, some people don’t believe in, celebrate, or condone the idea of Christmas… and who cares? I celebrate your right to believe anything you want.

Second, only to New Years, Christmas is the most celebrated holiday in the world. And thankfully, this “religious” holiday has become so watered down that anyone can celebrate it. Even though it was originally a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus, now it represents the advancement of love and peace among all peoples. An idea of which Jesus could be proud of having been promoted by His birthday.

While the majority of us find it easy to wrap our heads around this idea of Jesus’ birthday being a joyous, love-filled celebration of life and the bright future which awaits us all as we unite in harmony for a better world, some hardcore Christians have a problem with non-cardholding-members joining in their holiday celebration.

Now, here’s where it gets a little dicey. Even among Christians (because there’s so many division amongst them), they can’t agree on a way to celebrate Christmas as a whole. Many Christian factions are divided on their celebration of the Christmas holiday, and some refuse to participate at all due to it’s commercialism, or basis in paganism.

Christmas, the whole idea of it represents an evolutionary approach to advancing harmony among all peoples, spreading love and peace. December 25th was originally a Roman holiday to celebrate the birth of the sun, later the Catholic Church (Pope Julius I) adopted this day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, “The Son of God.”

As Christianity expanded across the globe and spread to all nations, unique characteristics were gathered along the way and included into the celebration of Christmas. Christmas evolved to invite anyone and everyone to be honored and to celebrate the December 25th holiday in their own way.

Yes, dragging a tree into the house to mark winter’s halfway point was a pagan tradition, and this idea evolved into the decorated Christmas tree which sets some staunch Christians ablaze with anti-paganism fury. Nonetheless, there is nothing new under the sun, and we all adopt ideas from the past and repurpose them into modern ideologies.

Now, you can fight for the idea of pure thought, uninfluenced by any preconceived thought (which is an exciting thought in itself, I’ll admit) and stand strong, like a marker carved in stone, unmovable, unchanging, in honor of ancient ideals or philosophies, dedicated to preserve the past and defend it, even if it means disrespecting, debating with, or killing anyone who dares to not align themselves with your belief(s).

If that’s you, don’t go reaching for your sniper rifle or loading your vehicle with bombs and think about tracking me down just yet, please hear me out…

Let’s say you believe the way you do, and I believe the way I do and let’s assume there are some differences, no matter what thought systems we’re talking about, religious or otherwise.

And let’s think about how you might like to have people think like you do. Heck, I might even like people to think the way I do. Now, we could kill all the people who don’t believe the way we do, then we win. But I think that we can agree that we’ve seen this approach in the past (or even recently) and can rationalize that this is not really a sustainable model.

On the other hand, we can lovingly turn our efforts into including as many people as possible to play in our game in their own way to make the world a better place, where we all can live in harmony, promoting love and peace.

On one hand, we have “separation” which promotes fear and death and is not sustainable. On the other hand, inclusion, which promotes love which is the energy which gives life, new life, expanding life.

All that to say, “I love Jesus,” and am proud to call myself a Christian but I would never impose my belief upon another person. I love the idea that the world is made of different people all with different ideas and contributions to make and gift to the world. Far be it from me to even entertain the thought for a moment, that I might not be able to learn something from someone else, anyone else.

Jesus is my greatest hero, and I have other heroes besides, and none of us has the right to dictate to another person whom we regard as our heroes. Regardless, even if I was not a Christian, I think I would celebrate Christmas because of the idea of Christmas, as it is celebrated among society en masse, is a microcosm of evolving and expanding life on planet earth.

I get excited about the very thought of Christmas, how it makes people who embrace the holiday feel special, full of love, and desire to do good things for family, friends, other people, and the world at large. A fantasy? Maybe, but what a thing to aspire to; peace on earth and goodwill to all men. That is a dream, that I believe, can one day come true.

You can join me in celebration of that on December 25th, and/or every day, for that matter.

And if you’re among those who are finding the holidays a struggle, when it seems so very hard, and it appears that there is no love for you; there is.

There is great love for you, now, and even more on the way.

Unfortunately, this is the time of year when many people are feeling lost, lonely, at their very worst, and my thoughts and heart are with you. In fact, my friends and I are sending love to you, right now. You might even consider helping us in sending love to the world while getting a little more for yourself in the process, with no strings attached.

If you search inside yourself, you can find the love within you, we are sending you more. We know you can make it, and you have great things to do ahead.


A better life awaits you, your best life, and we need you to help make the world a better place.

There are amazing things in store for you in the coming year.

Merry Christmas to you.

I love you.

I believe in you.

Finding Peace in Chaos

You can’t help but see our world is drowning in negativity and chaos. Any time you expose yourself to media you can’t help but exposed yourself to the worst possible state of the human condition. Exposing yourself to this barrage of bad news can cause your personal vibration to tank, reaching unfathomable depths. Any hope of finding peace in chaos seems so far off, if not impossible.

These negative feelings which include floods of sadness and depression prevent your expansion and submitting yourself to anger or rage hinders your evolution. This results in feeling helpless and feeling as though you are a hapless victim of life as the fear of possibly not making it though another day without facing negativity continues to grow.

The world is based on non-sustainable processes which lead to preventing decline in the human condition. To accelerate powerful agendas and hinder your potential evolution, you must believe that the world is in a difficult state, and the best that you can hope for is a mediocre life in a world where life is so hard and accepting your position within the rat race as it looks as if the rest of the world is in chaotic deterioration and destruction all around you.

So what can you do to get on the other side of the chaos?

One effective action you can take is to remove yourself from the equation. You can stop exposing yourself to these low vibrational states simply by intravenous feed of the media. You are being force-fed this unfathomable negativity, but you have complete control of it. All you have to do is to stop the feed, to stop participating by refusing to expose yourself to it.

Try to do this in private and do not boast about your decision to unplug the dysfunction, because society has trained your peers to police your participation. They will name-call, berate you and accuse you of ignorance to get you to cease your media hiatus. Nonetheless, sometimes stopping the bombardment of the negative feeds is the only way to gain enough emotional balance to attempt other ways of finding peace in chaos.

The good news is that there are other tactics available to all of us that are keys to

Finding Peace in Chaos

First, realizing that the decline of the world as we know it is a major key to the evolutionary process is invaluable. In order for our country and the world to move to the next step of our evolution as a species and the planet we inhabit, the world must fail as it is, as a new, more enlightened, world can emerge. In this respect, the decline of our current model of civilization is necessary for us to create a better world.

Anticipate Evolution

In this respect, understanding that the powers which exert every possible resource to control us, gives us hope that a new way of abundant living, being, growing, expanding and enlightenment is coming, and you can play an active part in this change.

Every time you see, hear, witness or are exposed to something bad, this is a clear indication that something good is coming. Anticipate the positive evolution is taking place and know this process requires change. Change can be extremely painful, unflattering or hard to understand and sometimes something must be destroyed before it can be replaced with something good.

If you feel like the world is in a horrible state, you can refocus your attention to find goodness and mercy everywhere you look. You can’t see it if your view is obscured by the constant barrage of negativity.

Seek Goodness

Refocus your attention from the active decline of the current system and turn it towards those things which are good. Your diligence and purposefully focusing on seeking out the good things that are happening all around you, and I promise you, if you look for love, you will find it. Love exists all around us, just as also you can find all the freedom, compassion and forgiveness all around you, if you seek out manifestations of positivity you will be rewarded. In the unveiling and witnessing that even amidst the chaos, there is a world of good in abundance brings you a sense of hope and peace.

Create a perpetual state of positivity by finding ways to immerse yourself in a sea of all things good. It really is a choice, you can channel surf the television and complain about how bad things are, or you could turn it off. All media is not bad. There are good things you can expose yourself to, though it may take some effort to find positive media outlets which only feed your positive outlook on life and all the good things this life has to offer.

Be Gracious

Focus on being thankful for all the good things in life, instead of life’s injustices or shortfalls and adopt a state of gracious gratitude for all life’s blessings. If you do this, you will begin to find yourself finding more things to be grateful for.

Social Media

If you’re spending a great deal of time plugged in to social media, this is likely counterproductive due to first imposing the false belief that this is neutral media exposure. This is where it starts as you think that it is a safe use of your available time, until one day you awaken from the haze to realize the prevalence of negativity. Social media can keep you inactive or complacent in creating a better life for yourself.

Instead, look for other forms of inspirational media which resonates with you that promote a more positive outlook, such as books or movies and you will find your spirit lifting in the presence of that which is good.

Explore Nature

Explore the creation which exists all around you. You might find a safe walk in the wilderness, relaxing by the lake, watching to waves caress the seashore, listening to and feeding (if not prohibited by law) the birds, taking a hike in nature. She has so much she wants to share with you, but you will never be able to see it, if you do not venture out and give her the opportunity to bless you with the natural beauty which is ever at your beck and call.

Don’t Believe Anything

You know better now. Once you believed in childhood ideals which later in life we found out that these things were not true. Truth and what you believe in is subject to change upon exposure to new information of your own personal growth and expansion. Be open to having your paradigms shift as you grow and change your perspective. Often things are not actually as they appear in life, especially when they are filtered by corporate media outlets. Be smart and responsible for what you are exposed to and how you interpret it.

Follow Your Feelings

If you are exposed to something in the media that does not resonate with that highest and best part of you, pull the plug. And if something enrages you, do not succumb to that negativity. Instead be that you’re being summoned to respond and offer a positive alternative to that which embroils your gumption.

See the Opportunity

Bad things are an opportunity for you to do something good. You can support an organization, volunteer or start a movement yourself that provides solution to whatever irks you.

Stop – Start – Be

Stop being a victim, start finding the love, and if you’re so inspired be the change.

Peace

I’m old enough to remember the sixties, when young, rebellious Americans protested in the streets clamoring for peace and a better world. While they were able to voice their opinion for the most part, sometimes their making a stand against the machine turned to tears and fears when met with violence which turned to anger and more violence.

peace will only come when we realize that it cannot be achieved by violence

Peace will only come when we realize that it cannot be achieved by violence.

That was then, this is now. So much has changed. We the people wield so much power held in the palm of our hand that we can potentially expose evil cloaked in righteousness or send love to the world by tapping a button on our cell phone.

This power can be used for good or evil; even in the quest for peace.

How will you use your power(s) to promote peace?

It is exponentially more effective to lovingly and peacefully promote peace than it is to battle against those who would stand in the way of the peaceful world you envision for the future.

Yet there are those of us who are called to do battle as warriors, some who are steadfast lovers or saints and those of us who are warrior saints, a combination of both.

It is the belief held by the steadfast lovers and promoters of peace that by maintaining a loving and peaceful vibration will enable you to enjoy a peaceful life but also to live a better life and make the world a better place.

How?

By example.

When the peace-lovers exemplify the living of a peaceful life less complicated, more abundant, filled with contentment and higher degrees of happiness, this cannot go on without others taking notice.

I’m not talking about flower-child hippies. I’m referring to enlightened individuals and holistic businesspeople in all stations and walks of life awakening to their destinies and achieving their highest and best in the most love-fueled dignified fashion. These are the counter leaders, those who lead by example not by dominance. They approach life, challenges, obstacles and celebratory opportunities with tolerance and enthusiasm, while maintaining an even keel, both in the boardroom and in everyday life.

This awakening is taking place right now as you read these words and its spreading like a sacred virus.

There is a dichotomy that exists in the stark contrast between the people who use their energy to promote lower level vibrations, and those who use their energy to lovingly promote peace. You can instantly tell which who is who by looking at their social media profile.

Where is the love?

Although to utilize love as an energetic component, you must have some love to work with. In many cases, when I meet people, I take a look inside their heart – as if it were a canister meant to contain love – I open it and look inside. More often than not, I discover it is empty.

We are all born with all the love we could possibly use, yet as we travel our life’s journey, we tend to squander our love, and as an act of self-preservation discard it. Many of us would rather have no love at all than to risk loving and having it unrequited.

Healing, embracing love and learning to live life again are key components to the awakening.

A better world awaits

It is a highly regarded belief that when this new awakening and subsequent enlightenment reaches critical mass, this new peaceful and abundant planet will emerge, celebrating all life and a better world.

You are an important piece in the proliferation of peace today.

Thank you for taking the high road for peace.