At Christmas time my dear wife goes into overdrive, one could say. It is almost as if she is in her seventh heaven. She starts planning for Christmas much earlier than I. She simply loves Christmas time, to put up the lights, decorate the house and so on. She is the Christmas spirit personified; she becomes so enthusiastic I cannot keep up with her. It is a time when she loves to be together with her family, a family that I now am a member of. She is very social and loves to have people around her. The strange thing is, when she starts preparing for Christmas, I unconsciously become involved with it. I find something stirring within me. I like preparing food and things like that, so does my wife. The Swedish Christmas table is very important to her.
For me Christmas is not about the gifts that are exchanged, but I do believe it is a time for giving and sharing. Christmas is a gathering of family or close friends, enjoying good food, but the most interesting thing is the coming together and meeting up. I remember as a child, when I used to love hearing the songs or the hymns sang in church. The day where we really begin to celebrate in the UK is on the 25 of December. I would turn on the radio and listen to the different choirs singing, for me that was really Christmas, I felt very relaxed. It was touching and reassuring, it was as if I became one with something. I would not say I am a Christian, but I certainly believe in the Christian philosophy. It reminds me of something very important, that we are all human beings living under the same sky.
This certainly connects with something deep within me, whatever it is, it is reassuring and it reminds me of the purpose of my life and who I am. It gives me new energy to meet every new year.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, I would just like to send you a greeting in my way. We are all part of the whole and whatever that intelligence is, there is a part of it within all of us. It is a faceless entity that connects all human kind. My wish for myself is that this light within grows stronger and stronger.
May the power of that inner light walk with you all.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!