An entire week of presents – how great is that? To a very young Christian kid whose Jewish best friend is telling her about Hanukkah, that’s what it used to be about. I knew Santa didn’t come to her house, but boy, whoever showed up had so much to carry, he couldn’t bring it all in one night. Wow!
As an adult, I understand that Hanukkah is more than an awesome candleholder and gifts. It is a spiritual, sacred time for many around the world. It’s a time of miracles and perseverance, something all of humanity could benefit from right now. So much is pulling us away from a time when the needs of all are met, and we are free to be who we really are. When this miracle happens, all will be well with the world. Each person can then fulfill his or her highest potential. We’ll still have challenges, but we humans love challenges. When all needs are met, there will be no more suffering.
Why don’t we all take this week to focus on our miracles – those dreams in our hearts that we have forgotten — the answer to our own personal prayers? As each of us follows the path to our own miracle, we help all others. As each of us lights another candle, we brighten the world for all creatures.
I know it’s pretty hard to create light if we have no matches. Our higher self provides the candle and oil, but we must find our own match. How do we do that when it seems we are up against insurmountable odds? How do we find our miracle in the midst of stress and frustration?
The miracle is there — it always has been. Life is a duality, so for suffering there must be joy. We must decide that no matter what, we will find the joy. Then we must take responsibility for our current reality, which acts as a smoke screen over our joy. Our energy fields create it all, and now would be a good time for each of us to clear the smoke and find the match.
As you all know, I look to animals for guidance. If it seems as if you have been looking for a match, yet distractions keep showing up, then your energy field is acting like a Tasmanian Devil. It may appear that you can’t focus because of distractions – money, kids, bosses, and poor health. But in reality, these distractions are occurring because you aren’t focused.
The Law of Attraction states that if you think about your miracle, it will show up. I believe this, however, it’s only partially correct. How many of you have been thinking positive thoughts, yet there is no miracle in site? That’s because there’s another step that must not be ignored. You can be the world grand champion Bloodhound, but if you keep your nose down and don’t see the car coming, you know what happens next. It might be a brush with a bumper, or a complete flattening – but either way, you’re off the trail.
As we go searching for our match, we must have the courage to see the obstacle in our way. Is it fear, anger, judgment, resentment or residual energy from earlier victimization? What is vibrating in your field that is throwing you off the trail? Here’s a hint – it’s the polar opposite of who you really are.
Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance in dealing with your obstacles. We are on this earth to care for each other. When we ask for help (not someone to fix us, but to provide guidance), then it will come. And we must stay clear of the drama in our lives in order for the solution to find us. We can’t be champion Bloodhounds if we are caught up in confusion.
Be a wise Bloodhound – stay calm and keep your focus! Taking on a bit of their personalities will also help clear the chaos in your life. Wag that tail, don’t be afraid to slobber all over everything, and be unconditionally loving. No drama can withstand that.
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