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    Post by The Phoenix on Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:50 am

    ~~~After a brief sabbatical, to one degree or another I am back ! The Holidays are fast approaching..and this leads me to concern for others, it can be an emotionally stressful, and for some...a lonely time of the year. I urge everyone to give of themselves, to those in need...
    Shift the focus from our selves, and reposition our alignment with a greater purpose.....find your Red Thread and nurture it.

    For me, personally my birthday is fast approaching, and I find myself wondering what have I learned thus far...? Well, the answer is quite surprising...and complicated ....just like yours-truly. Nothing in life comes easy, and there is always a price to be paid......"choose your bridge to die on!" Evolution is a peculiar thing, my brother has called me a chameleon....because of my adaptability , some would think it a blessing.....but for me, it was a burden..... I had to learn who and what I am as a person. I had to understand my needs on the most fundamental basis...and then grow as a PERSON....not a persona.

    In the month of December we have what is referred to as the "Blue Moon effect" loosely translated, it means two full moons in a single month. It is a rare phenomenon, and has NOT occurred in many years......nor will it occur in 2010. This simple divine gift in my birth month makes me feel extraordinarily special. I urge one and all to pause for a moment and enjoy the spectacle...the dates are as follows:

    December 2--1st full moon
    December 31--2nd full moon.........now I ask you HOW significant is that? The very last day of the year.....signs are everywhere ....perhaps a new beginning, but we must be receptive in order to comprehend its significance. Open yourself up..let down your guard long enough to revel in the moment at hand...who knows...you just might discover something profound......hope springs eternal...

    I wish everyone a most enlightening and joyous Thanksgiving.....embrace those you love, pause long enough to reflect and give Thanks for the humanness of it all ......because it is a gift.
    Time is fleeting................make the most of it.......stop struggling internally, because you could very well miss the entire experience !
    Give Thanks and rejoice......


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    Post by The Phoenix on Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:56 am

    ~~Seasons Greetings~~

    With the rapidly approaching holiday, magnified by commercialization ,movies
    and illuminated provinces. Strains of melodious music pervades the
    air...lending its own flavor to the spirit of the festive season. My
    birthday has come and gone, bringing with it another year older and
    less wise. 2010 is around the corner and hopefully with it comes a
    brighter and more promising year ahead. Tis the season of of Giving and
    remembrance, lest not we forget thankfulness....!

    I recently watched White Christmas....this is a small but lovely
    tradition with yours truly. The music is so beautiful, the dancing and
    costumes simply are breathtaking. It serves as a reminder of days long past, another era, when simplicity and artistic beauty was embraced and nurtured.
    My how we tend to forget, or maybe over-look the importance of the season. I am hoping to see a White Christmas, but if I don't it will still be filled with love and hope for the oncoming new year. I wish one and all the Happiest of Holidays......

    Yours in the fire...

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    Post by Pegasus on Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:32 pm

    Same to you Phoenix! Yes, something has been lost over the years. And now I find myself looking at each Christmas Season with some degree of sadness. But we must never forget the reason for the season...And with love in our hearts, we must always remember God's greatest gift to us and try to exemplify His love every day in each and every thing that we do...

    May love, peace and happiness be yours this coming year and for all time. And thanks for all you do here at the Red Thread! xoxo

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    Post by joeygregor on Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:36 pm

    The commercialism is no different than what we see in our everyday lives, it is just that in this season, this season meant for joy and happiness, it seems to be more accutely noticed.
    We need to take this as a reminder to enjoy every simple thing in life. The white snow falling and touching your face as you look up. The ocean as it breathes in and out kissing the sand. A rose as it blooms from the bud spreading delicate petals that spray out from the center.
    I am thankful for these simple things. And for love, friendship, and friends. May 2010 find us stressed less about the things we cannot change and help us notice the simple pleasures that are right there in front of us.
    In that light, I have scheduled a trip to see one of those simple loves, the ocean in the second week of January. I cannot wait to let it's throaty whispers lull me to sleep every night.
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    Post by Dark1 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:33 pm

    I agree that we seem to notice the commercialism more at this time, although I do also think that it is at a higher level than usual.
    I also become easily tired of the trite messages that this is the season for love, generosity, etc. I tend to believe that we should exhibit such behavior all the time, not just certain times of the year. I'm reminded of people who consider themselves "good [insert religious denomination here] people" because they attend church one day a week. Going to church one day a week doesn't make up for being inconsiderate the other six days.
    If people tried to behave all year long like they try to behave at the holidays, the world might be a better place.


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    Post by joeygregor on Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:59 pm

    I agree with you on some points, oh dark one. This world would be so much better if we kept the spirit of giving going in all of the seasons, not just this one. But I dont see the messages of the season as being trite....unless they use it in the context that you lay out. In other words, if they are generous only in this season. I too, see that sort of person as hypocritical.
    I saw just this around 15 years ago and set up a clothing, blanket, and food drive for the poor during the winter months when they are often forgotten about. This highly successful drive has helped many homeless out and I see even more people this year giving than ever before. The drive has not even started and I already have moved two van loads out. And I noticed my bins half full just this morning.
    I dont say this to pat myself, but to reassure us all that there are good people out there and that there are good people around us all. It is up to us to allign ourselves with them.
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    Post by Dark1 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:57 am

    I did indeed mean that they are trite when applied only to a season (or day), rather than a lifestyle, such as you are doing.
    My ultimate message is this: be true to yourself, regardless of what type person you are. You aren't going to make up for a year of bad behavior in one month of good behavior anymore than you can make up for 6 days of bad behavior by one day of good.


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    Post by joeygregor on Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:31 pm

    Well spoken, Darkie
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    Post by Pegasus on Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:00 pm

    I do agree, Dark 1, about the hypocrisy one sees this time of year. I think the Apostle Paul summed it up the best "1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. "

    I would rather skip the season than do everything out of obligation and be a miserable excuse of a human being for it. And Kudos to you Joey, for your generosity and compassion.


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