Labor Day

Another holiday falling on a Monday which means another holiday column.  Today is Labor Day, a day that celebrates the United States labor movement and has since morphed into a day that celebrates all of the United States workforce.

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Unfortunately, the day has morphed once again into the unofficial end of summer, just as Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer.  How do you celebrate the day?

 

It seems like most holidays have lost their original intent.  The holy days taking on a crass commercialism.  Other holidays such as Labor Day and Memorial Day taking on its on commercial status.  Automobile ads seem to proliferate during these two days.  It’s a shame that we have lost the true meaning of these days.  I think it is too far gone now to ever get the original intent back.

 

Am I the only one to feel this way?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Memorial Day 2016

Let’s remember Memorial Day for what is supposed to be celebrated for:
Our veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy.  NOT for the ubiquitous sales that have proliferated.

 

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I think it is a shame that many of our sacred holidays have been commercialized.  Am I the only one?

 

And Happy Memorial Day?  I don’t think that’s an appropriate greeting.  There is nothing happy about veterans who are no longer with us.  Again, am I the only one who feels this way?

 

 

 

 

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

What Are You Grateful For?

Seeing as we are in November, it’s that time of year to ask what we are grateful for.  And Being Grateful is a HUGE part of Law of Attraction.  I’m sure you’ve seen the memes going around in November suggesting that the month is the Thankful Month.  As I walked home from downtown last week, I went through everything I could think of that I’m grateful for and the funny thing is that everything I thought of initially began as a challenge.  That in itself is something that I’m grateful for.

 

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I can generally see that what are initially obstacles, that what at first blush seem like a negative event usually turns golden if we wait long enough.  You only have to read my column Phone Call to the Future to see how that example turned out.  Look at where I live:

I’m a five minute walk from work.  I’m a five minute walk to get downtown.  

 

Seeing as I can’t drive on the highway, it’s yet another example of The Divine looking out for me.  I’m beyond grateful to my Aunt Bet who became my Fairy Godmother.

 

I’m grateful that I now understand that our emotional storms happen when they happen to clear away the debris that we no longer need.  EVERY time I THINK something negative has occurred in my life, be it a break up, be it financial, be it something more long term I ALWAYS see something positive come out of the negative experience.  Living through the turmoil of the early 1970s put me on the path to owning my condo in Madison.

 

But, you say.  Look at how long you had to wait.  I understand.  I only lived through three years of turmoil to get a lifetime reward, though.  36 months is nothing when you compare it to your entire lifetime.

 

The two things I’m MOST thankful for then our:
First, my Aunt Bet because as I said in Fairy Godmother, she provided me the security of a home in Madison.

Second, the fact that I live within five minutes of downtown.

 

What are you grateful for?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Happy Day After Thanksgiving

Seeing as we are one day after Thanksgiving, I’ve decided NOT to write a traditional column for today.  I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a FAB day and didn’t overeat.

 

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Enjoy the day today.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Independence Day

Continuing with past holiday tradition, seeing as today is a US holiday, there will be no formal Wisdom and Life column.

 

Enjoy Independence Day weekend and for those of you in the path of Hurricane Arthur, please stay safe.  Take a look at last year’s Independence Day Gallery
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Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,

That our souls our eternal,

That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress

We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Memorial Day 2014

When my column falls on a holiday, I typically take the day to remember that particular holiday.

Memorial Day is a day in The United States where we remember those in the US Armed Services who have transitioned.

 

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And seeing as many of my columns do indeed fall on holidays I generally make the exception to honor that day.  Look for the usual column to return on Friday.

 

Meanwhile, remember:
Memorial Day isn’t simply a day off.
Memorial Day isn’t simply the unofficial start to Summer.
Memorial Day isn’t simply picnics and barbecues.

 

Memorial Day is a solemn day to remember our fallen heros from wars past.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Being Thankful

Seeing as where one day after Thanksgiving in The United States and most of us are spending time with family and friends.  I will not be posting a traditional column today.  I hope that everyone has the opportunity to be with those close to you during this holiday.

 

What are you thankful for during this holiday weekend?

 

I’ll be back on Monday.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Patron Saint of Soldiers

Honoring Memorial Day today with the Patron Saint of Soldiers.  Seems to be an entire list of Saints that are considered here.  I’ll let my readers look through the list and study up on the Saints considered here.

 

If you have family or friends serving or who have served, thank them today and honor those who have transitioned today with your thoughts and prayers

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Be Happy!  Be well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Empty Tomb

Tomb/Womb
Transition/Birth

All powerful words.  Being that this is Good Friday, my track record has been to honor the holiday/holyday by not writing a traditional column.  Just wishing all of my readers a peaceful day.

As I thought about what Good Friday means to Christians however I reconsidered and wanted to put something out there to you.  The power of words is awesome, especially in the English language.  Substitute the first letter of certain words and the meaning is contrary.  For example:
Tomb to Womb

Another ironic example:
If you put the word EMPTY in front of each of those words, the phrase then takes on a contrarian nature yet again, opposite of the original word.  Take  look and see what I mean:
Empty Tomb:
In Christian thought, this was the miracle that gave birth to Christianity.

  • The women arrive at the tomb – John 20:1-2

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!’”

  • The women see two angels and bring news to the disciples – Matthew 28:5-8

“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: “He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.” Now I have told you.’ So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.”

Jesus Central

 

In this case, The Empty Tomb signifies Christ has risen; his body is nowhere to be found.
HIS was the the FIRST transition.
HIS was the FIRST death to birth.

HE gave birth to the knowledge that there is no death.
We should all be eternally grateful for that gift; the gift of transition.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
ETERNAL Blessings to you.

Chris