The holidays are almost here. I can feel magic gathering in the air, its like an expectant electricity waiting for someone to focus it. The weather seems to be showing off, sunshine, snow, wind, rain, and my favorite Thunder and lightning. Today I am listening to the sound of rain on the roof as I gather my thoughts for you. Sharing this time together, passing on life lessons and metaphysical happenings.
I have noticed many movements in the house these past few weeks. Movement, colors, shapes crossing my field of vision. The fairies and Angels that gather at my house just to keep me company, letting me know they are just within reach. Sometimes tickling my fingers as type or glowing from my shirt pocket in the closet. I love this season of magic.
Do you believe in the spirit of Christmas? How about the magic of the holiday spirit? I remember being a boy of or so waiting for Santa Clause. My family was poor, our presents few, but the joy of those Christmas mornings was and still is a bright light in my memories. You see I didn’t know we were poor. My three sisters and I gathered round the lit tree. Those big lights, with tinsel sparkling, the smell of a real tree my dad had cut from the forest. A magical time. Christmas dreams of toys and candy. Much has changed these days. LED lights and artificial trees. Electronic gifts and games, fancy candies. It’s a long way from that little boy I once was. I am sure your memories of Christmas past are just as bright to you. Though there are some who don’t have bright memories.
The holiday season, I was once told, has the highest rate of suicide than any other time of the year. Yes crime and abuse still go on. Yet there is still that element of magic in the air. Having the vision to see Angels, Fairies and spirits, also allows me to see the magical sparkle that surrounds us all. Have you noticed how many Holiday Ghost stories there are? I once had an old book that had so many holiday ghost stories in it. I got it for Christmas from one of my sisters.
Have been planning a trip to Disney World to see the holiday decorations there. It’s a magical place any time of the year but this will be my 1st time there during the holidays. It has something to do with children’s dreams and the fantasy that the inner child of the adults that go there bring to it. Yes I know its commercialization at its best, yet it still brings with it a pure magic one can’t explain. However it’s created or attracted it’s there waiting for us if we allow it into our lives. Magic.
We just had a fun event 11-11-11 though its really 11-11-2011 not quite as powerful as 1st presented. I think that the power of 11 is really the power of 2. It’s such a romantic number, a couple, a pair a duo, a twosome. Then what would three twosomes mean? Actually three twosomes and a pair as that 2 in the 20 still counts for 2. Four pair, in the Native American way four is a sacred number representing the 4 directions and pair for each direction. I love that. Romance no matter which way you turn.
Here in the North West where I have lived since 1980 we have our own Christmas songs. Brenda Whites, Christmas in the Northwest, is my all-time favorite. When I am away from the Northwest I miss those songs we have here. When I was in LA they has some great old songs. All I want for Christmas is a hippopotamus. The movie tunes from White Christmas, My friend Debbie Vicarie’s version of Santa Baby, you can find her on YouTube.
I love the parties at this time of year. I used to have a Ginger Bread house party every year I was married. The food the creation of fun. Making cookies, and cooking things I saw on Food TV. Just something about fudge and cookies that makes me feel it’s the holidays! Alton Brown has a brined Turkey recipe that is just awesome! His prime Rib is also a favorite of mine for New years!
My point, embrace the magic of the season. Understand the commercialization of the holidays and love it anyway. Create a bright memories with your friends and family. See the magic that children bring to the season. Take in the music, the sounds, and the sights and let that magic grow with in your spirit. Don’t just have a merry Christmas, hold the spirit of the season in your heart. Be generous if you can and give a poor child a gift, it may be the only one they get. Remember friends absent and present. Add that special magic of your own to a season of magic.
May your holidays be all that you could wish for and more.
Walks With Thunder