Do You Hear What I Hear

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
“Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite.”

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
“Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea.”

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
“Do you know what I know?
In your palace walls, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?

A Child, a Child shivers in the cold–
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold.”

Said the king to the people everywhere,
“Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light

For your consideration….

Yeah, I know, I was not expecting a Christmas Carol either but it is given to us today as a message for every day.

Our message is about real soul to soul listening, seeing, hearing…communicating. Why all of the arguing and bickering, misunderstanding and hard feelings? Do we really think we are always right and others wrong? Do we really think they have malice in their heart?

Today we are asked to examine the traits, words and actions of others that we disagree with. Don’t judge them. Just look and think about them. What is it that they are reflecting in ourselves? All of our relationships carry both positive and negative from all parties involved. They help us to learn and grow in life and get a better understanding of ourselves and others.

Notice we are asked to examine. We are not being called to argue about it. Yet that is what normally happens. What happened to listening with an open caring soul? When did it become so unpopular? When did it become politically incorrect. Compassionate and honest listening does not require agreement. It requires respect and love.

If our country were attacked tomorrow, the vast majority of its citizens would rise up in support and defend her. If we had a relative who was suddenly injured or even died, most of our family would pull together in loving support of one another.

Why is it that we can pull together in the tough times but not in “normal” times? We know we have the ability to do it.  In tough times our priorities become crystal clear. We know we know how to dig deep and figure out what is really important. We know how to find the light in our soul and let it shine when it is needed.

It is that light that we are being asked to bring forward and lead our way in ALL times. We are asked to let go of our fear and listen, hear, feel and speak from our light….not just in tough times but ALL times.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Drink lots of water.

-Let your light shine, Lightworkers.

What made me smile yesterday.

-A trip to Stillwater.

-Successful shopping.

-Visiting with Jackie and my neighbors.

-A good book.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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