Archive for November 21st, 2007

Gratitude and greed

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Greetings, fellow souls! We feel your sense of excitement over the coming holiday events. Every race, religion, and nationality celebrates something at this time of your calendar year. Two types of emotions arise in this season: overwhelming thankfulness for the blessings that enable us to celebrate the approaching festivities, and a sense of greed in anticipation of accumulating more physical goods.

The default setting for a lot of children at this time of year is: “Can I collect more booty than my friends?” Parents, relatives, teachers, and ministers must be sure to instill in the little ones that it is more blessed to give than to receive, to share oneself and one’s good fortune with those who are less fortunate-and not just because the Bible said so.

Building up a sense of sharing at this time of year sets a pattern for behavior throughout the rest of the year and the rest of one’s lifetime. Gratitude, thankfulness, and sharing create a sense within all souls of existing on the same level plane. This instills a desire for better means of communication and fosters the exchange of information. There is a greater understanding that all souls are, in fact, created the same, but have chosen to have their experiences in many different ways. What you can learn from another’s lesson may save you from going through the same uncomfortable experience.

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