This week I would like to share some beautiful words that are not mine. This passage is an excerpt from Neale Donald Walsch’s “Christmas is You.” The entire story can be read at http://www.lightparty.com/Spirituality/ChristmasIsYou.html.
“The gift of Christmas is US, fully expressed and fully realized. It is US — completely willing and totally ready — to love without condition, to give without restriction, to share without limitation, to create without fear, to celebrate ourselves without shame or embarrassment. It is US, choosing to forgive without hesitation, to help without being asked, to rush in where angels fear to tread. Indeed, to lead the way for angels. Ah, to lead the way for angels. That’s why we’re here. That’s why we’ve come to the Earth. To be a herald! Hark! The herald, angels sing. Glory to the newborn king. At this moment we can give birth to the royalty within us…the royalty that we ARE in God’s eyes. You know, someone once said…if YOU saw YOU as GOD sees you, you would smile a lot. Well, this season is a night for smiles. For now, if we really try, we can almost see ourselves as God sees us. We can feel it. That feeling is called love. Your love for life, and all those you love in this life. And God’s love for you. Now, the Magic of Christmas is that it gives us permission to take that feeling, to take that love, and share it with all those whose lives we touch. With friend, and with stranger. With those who agree with us, and with those who disagree. With those who look and act like us, and with those who do not. We are invited during this time to feel this love, and to give it permanent place within our heart. To be the source of peace on Earth, and goodwill toward men and women everywhere. We are invited to walk the Earth not only as one who is BLESSED, but as one who is blesséd. Not only as the Lord of the manner, but in the manner of the Lord. For that is what we are. We are the lord of our inner kingdom, and thus, of the outer one as well. And when we understand that, everything changes. We begin to experience the world, and to affect the world, in a new way. That is the Christmas invitation. And should we accept this invitation, we really can bring joy to the world. And heaven, and nature, will sing. Only Love Prevails” — Neale Donald Walsch