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WD Allan's 2013 Holiday Message!
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The marks of some of the greatest struggles we will ever experience through life are discovered when we’re in the midst of the steepest climb up the mountains of our lives! Many philosophers throughout history relate their thoughts about those times when we tend to grow the most and discover the most about ourselves. The general focus seems to be on those singular challenging times when we feel like we cannot go on, when we find ourselves wanting to fall down and just give up. We all either have or will experience such moments and when we do or will is certainly when we will expand our own definitions of ourselves.
It’s rather amazing when you think about it!
In the past, I have related upon the so-called “fall to ashes” and how such times in life tend to redefine us in very concrete and permanent ways. “The Climb” up that steep mountain slope of life is the same way and works in similar manners for us all.
I remember reading about a religious philosopher who spoke on reaching the summits of our own arduous challenging mountains when we finally peak at some zenith and where we feel we have finally arrived… only to find out that there is always another slope to climb yet again. In his view, the climb would never really stop but only challenge us to always get better, to always reach higher and to seek to brighten ourselves and our perspectives of life.
I think in many ways he was correct.
In recent days, I myself have faced more challenges that necessitated greater acts of faith and conviction on my own part. The resulting effects were revealed by yet another summit where I found myself reaching and pondering deeply as it related to greater commitment to service to others in the world and the effects of my choices, my challenges and my decisions.
“Why does it always seem so difficult?” we all tend to ask. Why can’t life simply unfold and “be” a part of our own experience without the pain and the struggles that so frequently are a part of our challenges?
Well, it might just have something to do with a permanency effect in our lives.
Think about when you were a child and you were given all of those toys that you thought you wanted so badly. In time, what happened to all of those or most of those toys?
They got lost.
They were eventually forgotten and passed into the sunset somewhere along the way and we eventually we just moved on without them.
Perhaps the challenges we face and the trials we undergo, the ones that shift and change the core construct makeup of who and what we are, are contained in the effects we experience through our challenges and the chemistry that alters the core of our makeup. I know, in my own case, when I struggle through some period of my life, the resulting altering effects on me are more permanent and mean more to me than many other moments that simply pass me by!
Perhaps the meaning through which we define ourselves in new and magnificent ways is experienced at its finest when we have to sweat and struggle our way to the top of that next summit, on that great mountain, as we climb, reaching through the clouds for the sun and the stars? Perhaps it is when we spend our time investigating ourselves at our deepest, when we choose to alter ourselves according to new and brilliant altered paradigms of life, when we see as life as shining, new that we truly experience our lives at their deepest.
It’s a common truth that people tend to discover more about themselves when they dare to delve deeply seeking their own inner truths. So it would also make sense that it’s when we dare to exceed the challenges that we face, especially those times when we believe we will never be able to persevere, that we find ourselves suddenly altering our own makeup in very elemental ways.
The question is defining for each of us which is why the experience is self-defining in varying ways. The greatest question is and will always be:
Will you allow yourself to redefine yourself according to your own challenges?
Somewhere along your way, you will discover that there is a destiny laid out for you and you will come to discover its true meaning for your life! All you have to do is to begin taking steps and then remember to reach out for it! It will arrive eventually!
This year has been such a trial for so many souls across the globe! Some have experienced great challenges, some encountered great tragedies, and others have as well discovered great benefits through the veils of intense happenings that have littered the endless landscape of life. It’s a forgone conclusion that life is hard right now in so many ways.
So why should we all be so thankful?
This is a question that even I have found myself pondering as challenges have stooped on my own doorstep this year. The one thing that has been ever-present on my mind through it all has been the presence of my angels, my spirit and the Great Spirit who all have never left my side and were constantly reminding me of my grandmother’s old sage advice. This is the saying that I call my ‘number one rule of being’:
“Eventually all things work out!”
The key to perseverance is contained in the habit of tenacity. Never give up, never give in, and most of all, never lose your faith because regardless of everything that may have visited you over the year, you are not now, and will never ever be, all alone!
“This holiday season brings the bell ring of hope to our spirits! Listen to its call. The Magick in this season can create new paths for us all!”
Regardless of your system of belief, be you Christian, Buddhist, Jew, Pagan or other, there is a certain Magick in the spark of life that does exist and works to our benefit if we allow its presence to flow in our favor. The only things that stop this Magick from working in our lives are the denial and the resistance we wall up against its presence!
This holiday season if you remember nothing else amongst all of the running around, the parties, the shopping, the family challenges and the quarrels, the evenings when you are exhausted and when you are at work wishing you could be someplace else, remember that the Magick that enhances your life is directly proportionate to your belief in its effect!
As this season comes to pass, and as we all cross that nexus into the arriving New Year, create new avenues of pathways for yourself and allow real Magick to work in your life because “Yes Virginia. Magick is real”!
Allow it to BE in your experience!
There is real and true Magick in this holiday season if we all would only unsheathe our eyes to its presence! This is the beginning of new paths, new experiences, and new wonder in your life! It is truly my wish that you all have a magnificent Holiday Season with your loved ones and especially for yourself!
Love, light and all blessings for your continued happiness!
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