you see that the custom of gift giving is a distraction from the direct giving
of your inner gifts and most especially your love?
For many, the giving of gifts is a
symbol of love given, and heart-felt love is very present in these gifts – and yet to simply give you is most nourishing: giving with ease and joy your love and wisdom, your inner song to be shared.
many others, the times of great gift-giving such as Christmas brings many kinds
of stresses – financial stresses of not having enough money to give gifts
deemed suitable, stresses of giving the right gifts, the right amount of gifts,
or not being able to give gifts at all.
others, there is the pain of not receiving gifts, of not being thought of or noticed - feeling alone and unloved.
There is much illusion around the custom of giving
gifts, and there is much energy spent in the distractions of shopping and giving material gifts, as encouraged by the old dissolving programs of consumption and the
mistaking of “things” for the real thing.
there is much truth in the simplicity of giving yourself from your heart. Gifts of a meal prepared with love and
joy, gifts of family stories or sharing literature or poetry, the exultation of
singing together or dancing, the joys of reunion and hugs and kisses, the
pleasures of silence before a winter fire, soaking in the Love that permeates
our bonds with those who we wish to gift." ~ Jewels-Magdalene 12:13:11