A lesson in Manifestation
2020 has been the year. It started with such high expectations and excitement. Remember everyone tweeting about the 1920s being an age of social change and fun? We knew this year–possibly this decade was going to be big–but we did not expect a pandemic. That was the furtherest thing from everyone’s mind! And now, 2020 is a by word for bad luck, for the bizarre, for the unexplainable. And I want to put that all behind me as I am sure many of you do to, and to that end, I am writing a letter to Santa to let him know all I really want for Christmas.
An Open Letter to Santa
this year I don’t want much for Christmas. Even though it’s been a strange and scary year, I have been blessed. I was married in 2020, and we were even able to celebrate with a sit down dinner. My family is all in good health, and so I am. I have a roof over my head, and food on the table. So I am provided for Santa. And I thank God for that, and I have so many material things too. Clothes, electronic devices, journals and more. So I don’t need an iPhone, or a sweater or more books. But there are some things I want for Christmas.
All I really want for Christmas is for people to learn to be kinder to themselves. We are often kind to others, but forget to be kind to ourselves. All I want for Christmas is an end to the fear and depression brought on by this pandemic. For our community to be safe and normal again. Normal might look a little different as we learn to adjust to a post-pandemic twenty first century, but I want the world to pull together and work together as brothers and sisters in a larger human family towards peace and harmony. I know that is a big ask, but it is one I pray for because we need each other. And I think the way to begin to heal is to be kind, to be accepting of differences and not to condone. God, the universe, evolution, whatever it is, must love infinite diversity, don’t you think Santa? So all I really want for Christmas is for us to learn to love one another.
This is what I really want. I have lots of goals for myself, and I know that if I work hard, and believe, that those goals will be met, somehow, some way. That’s magic like you Santa, but it’s a magic a lot of us don’t understand. But I believe I can manifest those goals into reality with some hard work and faith. So this year, help me believe in myself, in my goals, in my strengths and in myself. And help others to do the same. I think if we can all do this, we can learn to be kind and accepting too. This all I really need and want. I don’t need more stuff, but we all need more kindness.
Thank you and Merry Christmas,
The Gift of Manifestation
Manifestation sounds like a lot of hogwash to some, and I totally get that. Thinking positively never made my job less stressful. But manifestation is about more than positive thinking. It’s about knowing and believing that the world is a reflection of what we believe, say and do. We are vibrational beings, and while this again, may sound a little out there, the engird that we put out into the world through our actions, thoughts and beliefs aligns with us. So if we say, “I am going to publish by the end of the year” and this is your dominant belief, then it’s quite likely that you will publish that book by the end of the year.
For years, I have wanted to be a writer. But I never truly believed I could, even during the year I was creatively writing nearly every day. And once I got a full time, permanent teaching job, which seemed a gift from the universe, I gave up entirely on this dream, thinking and believing it was only wishful thinking. Why did the universe gift me that teaching job? Possibly because I was fixated on it, even though at the time I had made the decision to leave the profession altogether.
However, throughout 2020 when things got really strange, I really started to believe that I could be a blogger. That I could make money doing this. That possibly, this was the way to do what I have wanted for years now, which is to work from home. And slowly, this year has started to gift me what I want. Time at home, time to write, a spike in creativity, a reduction in my stress levels, and blog views that are beginning to gain traction. Why has all this happened? It’s the gift of manifestation. I am putting out into the world the belief and energy that I will be a writer, a blogger and it’s slowly being realized.
To that end, I hope that my letter to Santa will inspire you to believe in yourself, and to align your energy with the positive things humanity has to offer: friendship, kindness, acceptance and love.
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