Three Wise Women

The came to me via Facebook. I just had to add a thought in favor of

Three Wise Men.

Image may contain: text that says 'Three Wise Women Would have asked directions Arrived on time Helped deliver the baby Brought practical gifts Cleaned the stable Made a casserole and there would be Peace on earth!'

***And***

Three

went to the mall

and

brought the most precious gifts

to adorn the Child

Hallelujah!

Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice,

Happy Chanukah, Blessed Kwanzaa

Hugs,

me-at-universal

Sarina Rose

 

 

 

Christmas Thoughts from Thomas Merton

 

 

Thomas Merton is one of my favorite spiritual writers and I  want to introduce you to him. Enjoy!

Monday, December 03 – Monday, January 07

Christmas is a sacred holiday and a transformation with plenty to offer to Christians and non-Christians alike. It comes during the gap between darkness and sunlight — the perfect time, traditionally, to stop being normal and to begin experimenting with alternative ways.

No one should feel shut out from Christmas. It gives ritual to the awareness that all creatures and the things of the world are worthy of our love and respect. Essentially it reminds us — one of the purposes of ritual — that a new kind of being is possible. We can help create a new world of peace and good will. The familiar picture of the divine child surround by light in the realm of darkness gives an image of this newly born way of being in the world.

Join us this December to take delight in the deeper meanings and wonders of Christmas. In eleven emails, sent to you on Mondays and Thursdays, you will receive:

  • Thomas Moore’s reflections on Christmas from an inclusive and soulful point of view.
  • Ideas for discussion and practice.
  • Access to a Practice Circle, a forum open 24/7 for you to share with and learn from our worldwide e-course community.

This e-course will be guided by Thomas Moore, a psychotherapist, former monk, and bestselling author who writes and lectures in the fields of archetypal psychology, mythology, care of the soul, and creating a religion of your own. His classic Care of the Soul and the books that have followed demonstrate his ability to reinvigorate and inhabit old concepts. He is also a master of everyday spirituality, a lifestyle nurtured during the 12 years he spent as a monk in a Catholic religious order before he became a psychotherapist. He has long been a student of the wisdom to be gleaned from different religious traditions, describing himself as a “Zen Catholic whose spirituality is so baked into life that it is nearly invisible.”

 

Please share your thoughts. Thank you.

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Marion’s Christmas Thoughts

I love the Christmas Season

from Marion Ambrose

 

There are many things I love about Christmas Season – the decorations and lights, the cookies and eggnog, the search for just the right gift for everyone on my list, the Christmas Carols in the stores and on the radio! I love all these things, but what I absolutely enjoy most about the holidays is the old classic Christmas movies that come on TV! I could pull up a chair on December 1st and watch these movies clear through until Christmas Eve!!!
I would start with my favorite, The Bishop’s Wife. Cary Grant, (sigh), is the most handsome, charming angel of all time! The combination of Cary Grant, David Niven and Loretta Young make this a magical movie!
Next, I would watch Holiday Inn. Love the music and dancing in that one! I especially love the farmhouse turned inn, and of course the SNOW! Keeping in the Bing Crosby mood, my next flick would be White Christmas. I do love Danny Kaye!!! Again, great music and dancing!
On to It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. This is a holiday must see!!!! I even have an “It’s a Wonderful Life” Christmas village that was given to me by a dear friend. I look forward to putting it up every year.
Another great choice is Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. I wasn’t a big Stanwyck fan until this movie. She’s funny and fresh in her role as a writer who specializes in cooking articles, when she can’t cook a thing herself!
And finally there are the 2 “street” movies. The first, Miracle on 34th Street had two versions. My favorite is the original with Natalie Wood, although the remake is pretty good too. The other “street movie” is It Happened on Fifth Avenue. It’s not the most “Christmassy” movie of the lot, but it’s very witty and clever.
There are lots of others I love to watch, but these are the ones I always think of when the holiday season comes along. I guess because they’re all nostalgic, sentimental and have happy endings. They speak of a simpler time, when things, like most of these movies, were black and white. Watching them is like giving your mind and your spirit a little vacation from reality. Each one is like unwrapping a lovely gift wrapped in festive paper. As the story unfolds, you find yourself more and more filled with Christmas Spirit.
So I think I’ll grab a bag of Pirate Booty (my favorite movie snack) and a Diet Coke and pop in one of these Christmas Classics!
Merry Christmas!!!

Guest Blogger Marion Ambrose is my friend. She is a terrific writer and a fabulous teacher, volunteer and active member of Melbourne Women’s Club and Friends of the Shield.

Thanks, Marion

Sarina Rose

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