Christmas is for remembrance. The love manifested through our gifts to each other typifies the offer of Life and the givingness of Spirit to Its creations. The hands of the eternal are outstretched through our hands, and the heart of the Infinite beats in the human breast. But the giver must give of himself, for, “the gift without the giver is bare.”
It is not, then, in lavish gifts that we find true giving, but in the sweet simplicity of remembrance, in the kindly thought, the tolerant mind and the gentle act. Love alone can give love, sympathy alone can sympathize and only goodness can really do or be good.
The one who gives for reward does not give at all; he seeks to bargain; to trade for spiritual gifts; hence, he senses a loss in his own giving and finds no completion through the act. But, he who gives “half his meat” to the hungry feels justified and is warmed by a real sense of comradeship. He has established an actual unity between himself and other offspring of Creation.
Great causes succeed when there is a giving of humanity to humanity. With the check must come the one who wrote it, his interest, his enthusiasm, his love. The check must be a symbol of his desire to impart of himself—then shall it multiply its benefits and do good. Charity is cold—but love is warm. When heart speaks to heart a divine conversation has taken place, a heavenly discourse.
Each of us has something to give. Let each see that he gives of his best. If we are bringing our gifts to the alter of love, nothing less than the best will be acceptable; nothing less than all is enough.
May the real spirit of Christmas—the giving of the self to life, enter and abide in you now and through all times.
Merry Christmas my Dear Ones!! Take these sweet and sacred words with you as you celebrate and share all the gifts that are within you!
I am one with God. This beloved and divine energy guides and directs me so that I am always in my right and true place. I release any thoughts of displacement and know that the kingdom of heaven is within me at all times. It has imbued me with its grace.
At anytime, I can retreat to the secret place of the most high and neutralize anything that is in opposition to the truth of my being. I experience all that is good, beautiful, harmonious, abundant and fulfilling. I am part of an unfolding divine pattern that is uniquely me. Each individual has a perfect place, which only they can fill.
Divine order is always sustained. I am always in sync with the creative flow of the universe and deeply aware of the divinity in all beings and things. We are all children of God in this place at this time. There are no mistakes in God-mind. Everything and everyone is a light-filled channel of love designed for right and perfect expression.
Everything functions in perfect divine harmony. Nothing is missing in God’s perfect plan for my total fulfillment. I am God in action. I joyously live each moment in my right and true place. I give thanks for knowing this, for believing and accepting that it is so, and so it is!
I am one with the one presence, the one power and the one mind. I am a God-centered, all-sufficient self. I am the consciousness of that which God is. I have been given the gift of a Divine Self, which is sustained in peace and harmony. I allow this gift to be brought out into the light of awareness. I am a unique being, expressing the gifts of the spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. I fully and freely give love.
I realize that God’s infinite intelligence is guiding my way to great blessings. I am surrounded with happiness and abundance.
In wondrous ways that I know not of, the almighty makes all things possible and has provided me with adequate abilities, fruitful ideas and answers to every question. The continuous action of Spirit maintains its inspiration in me and expresses through me as wisdom and intelligence. I release this to the great law of mind, knowing that the demonstration is complete. I give thanks and so it is!
I am at one with the power and presence of God. I have made a solid connection to the truth that God is all there is. This recognition is my path to peace. Peace is a power within me that is never disturbed or moved by the outer world of effects. Having peace as a spiritual priority brings balance and wholeness to my life. When I am content and peaceful, my mind is free, open and I feel at one with all life.
To become a peacemaker I must first make peace with myself. Being true to myself is peace in its purity. There is no struggle or effort to find peace or attain peace. I achieve peace of mind by having a deliberate intention to make peace a priority. I consistently choose serenity, knowing that peace of mind begins with a quiet mind and a tranquil heart.
I draw upon the great power of Infinite mind that grounds me in truth so that I may rise above any appearance of confusion or conflict. The spirit that dwells within me is divine, adequate, whole and complete. I meet every experience with a full and complete consciousness that is deliberately centered in peace.
I am grateful for the peace that lives within, always expressing as perfect love, harmony and freedom. I calmly accept this word as law, I let it go and let it be, and so it is!