Believe. A popular sentiment this time of year. I do, Believe. I believe in the magic of the Christmas 🎄 season. I believe all year long. I know that the world is a much more magical place than we give it credit for being. The magic of The Universe is always there, if you just believe.
There is a book called Fairy Faith In Celtic Countries, that talks about the belief in magical creatures like Fairies and Elves, in Celtic countries. The stories were gathered by the author who went around the country side at the end of the 19th century, talking to older citizens of small towns. He heard stories of things, magical things that happened to these people, or to their parents or grandparents. Back when people believed in the magic of the world. I read it years ago. It’s a wonderful book, if you want some proof that magical things just might be real.
I know a person who Believes so strongly, that miracles happen in his life on a daily basis! Big miracles. Miracles, like someone showing up and offering their services to care for him, a person who has ALS, when he had no idea where he was going to find the help he needed. Then, another person came into his life, to care for him. Oh, and I might mention that his body is healing itself. I don’t mean the scrape on his knee is healing itself , I mean he can hold his head up after years of not being able to do that due to ALS. He can take a breath on his own after years on a ventilator! Really huge miracles! Miracles are happening so bigly (that’s a word now, right?) in his life, he is writing a book about it. I can’t wait to read it!
Miracles are right there just waiting for you to believe in them, so they can appear before your eyes. There’s even a book written called, A Course in Miracles. It’s what I would call, a very “woo – woo”, deep sort of book. Maybe not for the beginner who is not so sure about miracles. On the other hand, Pam Grout ( who, if you read my blog, you know I love , love) wrote a series of books called E-Squared, E-Cubed, and Thank and Grow Rich, all about the miracles that are just waiting for you. All with easy to do experiments that allow the Universe to prove to you that it’s there and just waiting for you to Believe.
If you have seen the movie, City Slickers, you might remember how Curly talked about the secret of the Universe being just one thing. Well, I think that secret is simply to Believe. To believe that absolutely anything is not only possible, but probable. Believe in , Matthew 21:22 – “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”. I think it is the ancient secret of Alchemists, and how the Egyptians built the pyramids, and how everything that seems impossible is somehow possible. Okay, I’m guessing the Egyptians had a few other tools other just belief, but you get what I mean, right? Somewhere along the road between the time when Egyptians built the pyramids, and Alchemists were walking the streets of every town, we lost that magic. But, every Christmas season we are reminded that magic and miracles exist. We are reminded that miracles happen on a daily basis. I am reminded that every day that I wake up is a miracle for me, because many doctors (not mine), believe that people don’t live for years and years with ALS. Much of the time, that is true. But, I believed it didn’t have to be true, and Believing is a big part of making it so.
My wish, is that everyone who reads this, will try to hold onto some of that Christmas spirit, the magic of Christmas, and let it extend past Christmas time and into the New Year. Greet each new day with the same excitement, hope, and Belief, that you feel during this time of year, all year through!