Monday, January 6, 2020

Happy Renewal….All Year Through!

You might think I am a little late wishing you a Happy New Year. However, it is the perfect time as we are now stepping through the threshold of, not only a new year but a new decade!

As some of you are aware, I was raised in a horrendous cult. Many are still caught up in it while others struggle, decades later, to recover from its damaging effects. I choose to look, sometimes with a magnifying glass, to find the many gifts I have gained from those experiences. One of which is celebrating 12 days of Christmas.

For years, I thought it was December 25 thru January 6 based on what I was told. Recently I did the math – an area I am generally woefully lacking. Evidently, I’ve been celebrating 13 days of Christmas for decades. But that’s alright as I am a proponent of living the Spirit of Christmas all year through – that is, living in Christ Consciousness.
Art by Robert Roth

I have a very personal relationship with Jesus aka Yeshua. It is far too strange, definitely not religious, to go into much detail here on a platform that may be viewed by the general public. But I know Him well enough to understand what true Christ Consciousness is. Be encouraged in knowing, among other things, it is a spirit of joy and light connecting with All.
Daniel Holeman art

Back to the 12 Days of Christmas (give or take)… parents have had a holiday custom as long as I can remember. In the front yard is erected a stable – yup, a new one every year. The lighted figures of the traditional nativity are housed within with Baby Jesus miraculously appearing on Christmas day. Meanwhile, another part of the tradition is happening. The lighted three kings have begun their journey around the neighborhood. Starting at one designated house, they traverse from yard to yard each day. The neighbors generously participate by providing their own electricity to illuminate the royal figures. This continues until finally arriving at the nativity scene on my parents’ lawn January 6 – Epiphany or Three Kings Day. As of even this recent December, neighbors enthusiastically ask my dad when the kings will commence their illuminating trek. This ritual has brought light and joy for a very long time to countless individuals, regardless of their religion. Great gratitude for this custom is held dear on my infinite Thankful for list.

Speaking of all year through, Shell Angels are not just for the “holidays”. Angels inspire, comfort, assist and give us Hope all throughout the year. Dozens of my unique hand-crafted Angels have happily flown to their new homes in the previous months. A few remain in addition to another legion which have been created for your delight and enjoyment – for yourselves or others. They are being offered at $20 each plus $5 shipping. Free shipping on orders of 4 or more going to the same address. I’m not sure if or when I will get around to listing on Gifts From the Sea and Other Treasures etsy store. Some are pictured here and I may post others on our Gifts From the Sea fb page. Please share with folks who may benefit and contact with your interest.

Wishing clear vision - 2020 - as we dance
through our own version of the Roaring 20s! It is up to us how that will play out.  The winds of change are definitely blowing, if not howling, around the world fueled by…..US!

Remember, miracles are not sized. Generally, our assignment as to whether miracles are big or small correlates with our level of belief as to what is possible. Anything is possible! We will be especially powerful keeping in mind we are making a new beginning with every moment via our thoughts and intentions. When we are consciously, intentionally, mindfully moving through our lives, imagine the fantastic world we together will co-create. Please join me in seeing joy and feeling the light all year through!