Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. I was fortunate enough today to be provided a link to the original article written in the New York Sun paper on September 21, 1897 . Wow! 113 years ago. It is interesting that in today’s times, we often get sidetracked and somehow lose sight of the wonders of belief.
We have adopted the “I’ll believe it when I see it!” attitude and that is totally opposite of what really happens in life. The Law of Attraction, Think and Grow Rich, The Bible, and how many other books including one from Dr. Wayne Dyer – “You’ll See It When You Believe It” all say the same thing. First you have to believe, then you will see it.
Poor Virginia. Her peers of the day had her totally confused. Now we know that once you stop believing in something, anything, that it becomes impossible to come true. Yes, there are many myths around the stories we tell children that begin the process of believing in something beyond themselves. However the references we use are made up like the fairies and Santa and though they are fictitious the concept is still real.
Why do we create these fictitious characters and then disappoint children when reality hits? Or is it that we fail to take the time to explain the concept of believing in something beyond ourselves. Of course, that is difficult to do, since so many of us don’t believe in something beyond ourselves. Therein lies the challenge of society. Have you got a child at that vulnerable age?
Time to reflect on that. Christmas is only a month away and regardless of your religious persuasion, deliberately create your list to Santa and refer to it every day, morning and night. Start to believe in something beyond the physical reality you see today and just maybe it will come true for you. Just expect it. Don’t try to figure out how it is going to fit in the chimney, that’s not your job.
Having difficulty? Go to the mall, not to shop, just observe! Watch people enjoying life and embark on the joy of giving things on someone else’s wish list. As Abraham-Hicks book suggests- “Ask and it is Given”
What is on your Christmas List? Share your comments!
Until next time….