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The Magic of Christmas

It’s still there.

I can feel it…

It’s more of a spark now, rather than an avalanche of excitement as it used to be, but it is still there.

When I was little, I used to be really excited for Christmas well early. August early. One year I had bought everyone’s Christmas presents by the end of July, but didn’t want to wrap them then, so I hid them in a wardrobe so no-one would find them. The wardrobe was regularly used, so what made me think it was the perfect hiding place is beyond me. Nobody said that they had seen them though, so it must have been the perfect hiding place! I put it down to the Magic of Christmas, so anyone who opened the wardrobe door only saw the clothes and not the neat stack of ‘things’ in the bottom corner – they had been magically transported to a different plane whilst the door was open. They returned again when the door was closed. And once, I’m sure I opened the door and they weren’t there. I must have been wearing a new pullover that day and the Magic of Christmas didn’t recognise me.

A few years earlier, when I was even smaller, one Christmas Eve, I was getting ready for bed after having a bath. The bathroom was upstairs and in the corner of the house, and above it was the roof. The roof was a regular roof, a sloped roof, so what I heard next was unbelievable. There was a couple of thuds on the roof, or just above the ceiling, and then the sound of jingling bells. I quickly told my Mum and Dad what I had heard, I’m not sure if they believed me, but I definitely heard it. It sounds now as though it could have been one of them making the sounds from outside of the bathroom, but there would have been no way for them to make the sound come from above the bathroom, and you can tell where a sound is coming from. I rather excitedly dashed to bed, but couldn’t sleep… I felt the Magic of Christmas.

A few years before that, I was lucky enough to go for a sleigh ride all above the town on Christmas Eve. The sleigh was pulled by lots of reindeer, and a man in a red coat was laughing out loud. I can still feel the wind on my face to this day – it wasn’t like the normal wind, it was a gentle, comforting wind. I suppose I could have dreamed this, because I don’t think I would have been allowed out on my own at that age, but it was soooo real! I felt the Magic of Christmas!

Only a couple of years ago, I was working on Christmas Day. I was driving to work, and there was only me on the road. In fact, I think there was only me up and about, although it was light – it must have been around 9am. The sky was a mixture of a pale blue and pink, and everywhere was covered in snow. Which looked pink. As I was driving, it started to snow again, and on my car radio the Christmas version of East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ was playing. I remember smiling to myself, and thinking “Wow!” I felt the Magic of Christmas!

Christmas can be a magical time for everyone, if everyone can see the magic through all of the associated stresses that come with it! What I do now if I notice that I’m starting to ‘panic’ about something (or something equally as no-goody-feely!), is think of the times I have experienced the Magic of Christmas in the past. The feel good feelings may only last for a few seconds, but they are there!

The good thing about feel good feelings is that they do exactly what it says on the tin!

Go on… Have a Magical Christmas!

Pink skies and Moonrise…

I’ve just discovered that in 1638 there was a Total Lunar Eclipse that fell on the same day as the Winter Solstice. 372 years later and we have another one. Lunar Eclipses happen quite regularly, and there is nothing unusual in that. It is much more rare that they occur on the Solstice. What is coincidental (here I go again!) is that I have recently added a post about the year 1642, and the strange feelings I have associated with that time. Until today, I knew nothing of the eclipse on 21st December 1638.

We have another two Total Lunar Eclipses to look forward to next year, on June 15th and December 10th, and a partial Solar Eclipse on January 4th! Hopefully, I’ll be able to experience one of these…

I didn’t see today’s Lunar Eclipse, although I was ready and prepared to see it. Unfortunately, the clouds covered the sky again, as they did when I tried to watch the Geminids the other week, but I still had a spectacular display never-the-less. Whether the effect was caused by the Moon, or the Sun, I’m not sure, but before the day became fully light the sky was a glorious reddy-pink colour. I’m putting it down to an effect of the Eclipse… it was a magical experience all the same.

Tonight’s Moonrise was also spectacular. Just appearing over the rooftops the Moon was a magnificent orange colour, before it became it’s usual silvery-white. It wasn’t as orange as that in the many images for this morning’s and previous years’ Eclipse, but it still looked good! I love the Moon anyway, and seeing it in a different light is amazing. And a Full Moon always brings out my magical side – although today my magic is staying in my mind, and I’ve been observing the more natural magic of the universe!

Please replace ‘observing’ with ‘awestruck with’. And add ‘with gratitude’. I feel good today! 😀

What do you want?

I’m not being rude, but do you really know what you want?
I’m not talking about what gift you would like for Christmas, or what sweet you would like after a meal, but what do you want for you?

Knowing what it is that you want really helps the universe to set things into motion to bring it to you. Most of the time, we think that we know what we want when really we haven’t got a clue! This cluelessness (or lack of having a clue) is keeping away what it is that we think we want, but bringing more lack of what we want to us.

The Law of Attraction, and the universe, works with our feelings. The Law of Repulsion and the universe also work with our feelings. We can’t attract and repel the same thing at the same time – although we can like something one minute and not like it the next, we can’t do both at the same time; if we could we would never know where we are up to!

So, logically thinking, if we think we really want something and are not getting it, our true feelings are telling the universe something different to how we are thinking. The Law of Attraction is bringing more reasons for us to want it, and the Law of Repulsion is keeping away what we think we want. Our feelings are resonating to the universe, and the universe is matching those feelings.

I have had many experiences with the Law of Attraction (and Cosmic Ordering) where the universe has brought to me exactly what I had been thinking about – but not very many where I have received what I was thinking at the same time. Sometimes have been very shortly afterwards, but usually the time span has been anything from a couple of hours, to a few days, to even a few months. And some times I’ve actually forgotten that I thought I’d wanted it, only to be surprised when I’d received it.

I don’t know the ins and outs of the workings of the universe. I couldn’t explain the difference between an atom and a neutron. I’ve heard of them, they may even be the same thing for all I know, but I wouldn’t really know where to begin with them. I don’t know why coincidences happen – and why they happen more to some people and not to others – but happen they do. Even if you’ve never experienced a coincidence you would be aware of what a coincidence was! I experience hundreds of coincidences, so many in fact that it couldn’t be a coincidence that they all happen to me… could it?

If it isn’t (or they aren’t) a coincidence, then what is causing me to experience the number of simultaneous events that I am a part of? The only constant factor with all of the events is me, so logic would dictate that I must be doing something to make all of these events happen. Actually, there are two constants. Me, and my friend, the universe. We are actually one thing, all things considered, and I think this connection makes the resonance between our feelings and the universe’s response more plausible. We don’t need to shout out what we want to the universe, because the universe knows how we are feeling. If we are desperate for a glass of water, the universe feels the desperation rather than our thirst, and will provide us with more reasons to feel desperate. If we’re feeling fantastic with the abundance we have in our lives, the universe will respond by providing more to continue the fantastic feeling. If we are feeling grateful, the universe will give us more to be grateful for. And this is how the Law of Attraction works.

I’m still trying to get my feelings in perfect balance with the universe so that I don’t have the feelings of neediness, lack, desperation or anything else that will prevent me from having an ultimately happy life. I have a happy life – I’m not saying that I don’t – but there are some changes that I need to make to make it happier.

Hence this post. I don’t really know what it is that I want to improve my life. And this may be the reason why I experience as many coincidences as I do… the universe is giving me what it thinks I want at that moment. My feelings about the current situation are being highlighted to me by similar events all around me.

If I’m receiving all of this without being aware, imagine how great things would be when I am aware.


I’ve just played a quick game of chess against the computer, and won. I needed to sacrifice a lot of my key pieces in order to win the game, and it got me thinking that perhaps the main aim of the game is still to win, but with the majority of the pieces still in play. I’m not an expert chess player or anything – I just about know which way each piece should move, and I understand the checkmate rule more than the stalemate rule, although in a way they are similar… the king can’t move!

When I had won the game, a thought came to me about the real world, and how much do we really need to ‘win’? And which chess piece would we be in relation to everyone else. Are we a little pawn, or the king or queen? Or maybe we are a rook, knight or bishop… it is difficult to choose, because in the real world so much is going on that we are in fact every piece, although at (possibly) different times.

Sometimes, we need to sacrifice a pawn part of ourselves when we cancel an idea because something of greater importance has come up. At other times, we need to promote our pawn side to a queen to take control of a situation, usually if our main queen side is already dealing with something else. Occasionally, we become a knight and leap over others around us, achieving greater things – but not in a direct route. And sometimes, we sacrifice any one of our pieces by making a wrong move. So I guess that means that the main piece within us all is the king. The king can never be ‘taken’ but can give up. Giving up is a last resort move, and there are always other options to follow before making that decision.

Getting back to the chess world for a minute, I tend to back-track if I make a move I don’t like, and make another move. I can do this against the computer, but usually I find myself in a similar situation again a few moves later. I don’t think it is as easy when in a ‘real’ chess game. Or in real life, for that matter.

The best thing to do when making a mistake in the real world is just to learn from it. Accept that the mistake was made, and move on. Try not to make the same mistake again, but if it happens again, try to learn from it again. That’s the good thing about being human; we are allowed to make mistakes. We just tend to judge ourselves a little too harshly. And others too.

Sacrificing a certain part of ourselves for the greater good is not a bad thing. Sometimes it is absolutely necessary to do so to be able to move things forward, but there is no need to sacrifice everything. No need to give up. We just need to weigh up the options and try to cross the board by a different route.

Real life isn’t a chess game, so in that respect it is much better! We still need to use strategy at times to get through certain situations, but we have far more pieces within us than what is on a chess board. We have more pieces to be able to sacrifice if needed. We have more than one king too, so if we do decide to ‘give up’ with one of them, it isn’t the end of the world. We can start again using another king!

The fun part isn’t in the winning, it is in the playing.

Yes, it is good to win, but we can’t win everything, every time. Knowing this makes losing sound a lot easier to take, and if we have fun in the process, it doesn’t matter whether we win or lose… Or draw – end up in stalemate! However things turn out, we have reached the natural end of that particular process. We may have won, we may have learned something, we may think we have made the wrong decision, we may have discovered something new about ourselves, we may have seen something in a new light, we may have given up – but we have had fun in the process up to this point, and that is the important part. Having fun = feeling good. And feeling good = winning anyway, so it doesn’t really matter when you think about it…



You may, I may…

You may think things are not good, I may disagree

You may think of yourself as ugly, I may think you are beautiful

You may think I am beautiful, I may not agree

You may have something to say, I may listen

You may want your own space, I may not notice

You may be interested in writing, I may be interested in reading what you write

You may be the centre of attention, I may observe you

You may have a fantastic future, I may have one too

You may not be unique, I may be similar

You may light up the room, I may be in your shadow

You may dance to your heart’s content, I may dance internally

You may be in need of help, I may be in a position to help

You may witness a miracle, I may share the experience

You may sing like an angel, I may be tone deaf

You may need support, I may be a rock

You may do a lot of things that I do not like but I may well appreciate them

You may be special, I may be special too

You may accept this thank-you I made for you being you