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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Why I Still Believe in Santa Claus: Part 5

Why I Still Believe in Santa Claus: Part 5

Finally, I offer this bit of evidence, the video story of a woman whose faith brought snow on Christmas to a Tex Mex border town where it hadn't snowed at all in 109 years, and never on Christmas, and who healed her husband's heart just by the power of her belief.
Watch this video (it's right on top of the page, but you have to get through a movie trailer first) and then meet me back here and we'll talk.

When I shared this story on my Facebook Page, one person commented that she didn't believe God would make it snow for one person, and asked what about all the other prayers that are not answered.

What she wasn't seeing is the deeper truth here. The woman's faith was what made it snow, and what healed her husband. Her belief that it could and would happen for her is what created it. Yes, God did it; because we, each and every one of us, are God. And when any one of us has an unwavering belief that something must happen, then it can't fail to happen for us. 

God is not a separate being who grants some wishes and denies others. God is the creative force from which we all sprang, of which we are all a part. We humans are the eyes, ears, voices and hands of God. Our prayers are answered according to how strongly we believe that, how clearly aware of it we are, how in tune, how connected, how doubtless. Not only does every mystic tradition teach this, but even Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." 

Faith. Belief. Expectation. Focus. These are what determine our experiences in life. If we can believe in anything strongly enough for long enough, it has to become our reality. And if we cross over (croak) before some of our stuff arrives, that's okay. We create it instantaneously on the other side. 

So in my reality, in my world, in my experience, Santa is real because I am creating my reality and I say so. :) 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Why I Still Believe in Santa Claus: Part 4

What it comes down to, in the end, is desire. We humans are creators. We create our entire life experience as we go along, according to a combination of what we most desire, what we most focus on, and what we most believe.

And really, is there anyone who grew up celebrating Christmas who doesn't want, way down deep in their heart of hearts, to believe in Santa Claus?

Of course not. Every one of us who grew up believing would like to still believe. We'd be overjoyed to recapture that childlike wonder and magic of Christmas time. Remember how it felt to look at the twinkling lights of the tree before dawn on Christmas day, to see the presents underneath, and to know in our trusting souls that good St. Nick had been right there, in our houses, while we slept? Wouldn't we all love to feel that way again?

We all want to believe. That's why we make movies like Miracle on 34th St., and The Santa Claus, and The Polar Express. Those films were made by adults, not by children. And they were made classics by adults. We recapture our childhood belief in Santa every time we watch them. Isn't everyone's favorite holiday film the kind that proves Santa is real after all?

If I believe in magic at all (and I do!) then I must also believe in Santa. He's the most powerful magic there is! If I believe in miracles, especially Christmas miracles, then I must believe in that jolly spirit of goodness, kindness, generosity, and joy. If I believe in anything, I have to believe in Santa. He's the most powerful belief of my childhood.

And I know two things that make this all the more real to me. First, what we believe in, is a choice. We can choose to believe or not. When you believe in something, truly believe, you begin to see evidence that it is true. The more strongly you believe, the more evidence you will see. The old saying, "Seeing is believing" is actually backwards. Believe first, and then you'll see.

What we believe in becomes what we live. And I choose to believe in a world where magic is real and where Santa Claus is too!  Now watch this little clip, my favorite scene from my favorite holiday movie--the one where I always tear up, because my heart still believes.