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The X season

Good Day to you all... I hope that wherever you are the season is cheery and warm, happy and breezy.  It is the X season!   Xmas is everywhere.  Xmas trees are being sold in parking lots, malls and business are decked out in garlands of bright shining lights and the music from present and past seasons that are played at this time of the year, are filling the air in most public areas.  You can’t miss that this is the month of December, last month of the year, and where the shops are geared up to sell, sell, sell.

Certain agencies take advantage of the season, and spend dollars putting ads on that ask for your money for strangers in way off countries.  And  not to leave the animals out, some  post e and share awful and terrible pictures of cruelty to domestic animals, looking for money for their needs.

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Any and all material/cosmetic/organic etc. you could dream of, or want are being presented on a platter for you to drool or dream over.  The pressure is applied from all quarters, credit cards are getting a work out everyone gets caught up.  Its hard not to enjoy the gaiety and colourful temptations in some way or another.

d6341cce2b81d9abb3c0176e10f2fcb1Commercials tug at the heart-strings, the movies shown are often tear jerkers, almost all with happy endings.  There was a time when  all the princesses  lived happily ever after, and fathers and mothers knew best. (well OK, on the telly)  Xmas shows were musical and variety specials featuring talent that was there to entertain.  We went to bed with dreams of candy canes and lingering sounds of laughter from the evening of shared fun watching the one television in the house.

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When we had news to share with walked over to our friends place, no matter the weather, to share our news.  Or took up pen/pencil and wrote a letter with all our news.  If we took pictures we had to wait for the all the film to be used up and then taken in for developing.  It could take weeks..  Think about it, could we do that today?

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Would this be sufficient today?  

Love is a precious gift,  it one that we can give personally, from the heart, true love is unconditional,  When we say I love you, we are saying we care, and will always care, no matter if that person is with us or not.  We care for the other  person’s happiness.  Love with all your heart (sincerity)

And for you who love a traditional song…..  =^_^=

I appreciate each and every one of you

young/old, you are the treasures in my world

God Bless you each and all

For you are what makes this world a better place

We are all ONE

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

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Is conceit one of the traits that you have gift wrapped under your tree? The Second Founder of PL, (Perfect Liberty) in one of his lessons taught that  gold is gold and iron is iron.  I’m simplifying it, in essence, if you have a piece of iron and try to disguise it as gold, no matter what you do, it will always be, iron, and vice versa.

When I was younger, I was very drawn to the “best” of what I could afford,  Designer labels filled my wardrobe, my credit cards were worn thin.  One day I realized that only I knew what I was wearing, and really, only I cared.  I meditated on that, I learned early in life I had a very big component of conceit in my makeup.  It has been a consistent bit of homework to tame the conceit and “tad” of arrogance in my character.

We are blessed with gifts from “above“, they are not “ours” they are given to us to share with the world to help and improve the lives of others.  A sincere thank you, and smile go a long way in showing our appreciation when something is done for us. AND, if we have the means and ability to do something for someone else, that we do so with makoto (sincerity).

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The simplicity of years gone by has been replaced with a lot of hype and a must have society.  However, each person we meet is dealing with a myriad of issues, try to listen not only to what is said, but to the spaces between the words.

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Try calling instead of sending a text message.  We are losing the personal contact that was so present in past years.  Love and a peaceful heart, begin by accepting ourselves, in accepting ourselves, and loving ourselves, we are then able to  reach out and accept/respect the differences in others.  Peace on earth, is possible only if and when we genuinely love one another.

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri 

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