As it turns out, this is a little of what I wanted to write about.
As humans, for some reason, we try to make things very complicated. We can’t just enjoy the season with family and friends, we have to make gigantic lists of things-to-do, setting ourselves up for almost certain failure with too much to do and not nearly enough time to do it all.
And we feel like losers if we aren’t able to manage it all. And if, somehow, we do manage to do it all, then we’re so exhausted that we miss what we were trying to get ready for in the first place.
This isn’t necessarily about Christmas. We do this to ourselves all year long. We get so busy, we don’t take care of ourselves. Or each other.
Sure, we try to. We seem to get this idea that if we’re busy enough, everything we’ll be okay. It’s like we’ve come up with a recipe for happiness, and “busy” is the main ingredient.
I know I tend to do that. I’m always looking for the recipe, or the instructions. And that goes for almost everything. If there aren’t a serious of steps to accomplish something, than it can’t be done.
Belief is like that.
We want to believe. We want our loved ones to go on. We want to talk to angels. We want all of it to be real.
It is. And all you have to do is believe.
Seems too easy, doesn’t it?
Yet, at this time of year, we expect this simple act of believing of our children. We encourage it, if not demand it. Santa is real if only you believe.
Once we get older, we lose that ability to believe.
In the past six months, I’ve done shows with a couple dozen different psychics, angel communicators, tarot readers and even an animal communicator, and all of them say the same thing – believe.
I’m not saying all this, expecting you to swallow some myth on faith, just because I say so.
Just believe in yourself. Trust yourself.
Honestly, if you think about things for a moment, let yourself be quiet and still, you know what the answers are. Not what you want them to be, but what they really are.
Love. Family. Money. Health.
We don’t want it to be easy. We want someone else to tell us what to do. To guide us to make the right choice. To give us the steps so we do the right thing for the right reason.
But we really already know. We just want someone else to say it.
There are cat posters and memes all over that tell you to believe in yourself and you can do anything. And many of us re-post those things on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
Somehow it’s easier to do that than to just believe.
Don’t get me wrong.
I’m not dismissing any of the guests we’ve had on the show. I think what they do is very important. Getting a message from an angel or spirit is a wonderful thing, and I’m not suggesting that isn’t valuable.
I’m just saying we don’t have to make things so complicated.
We decide we aren’t worthy. We decide it’s too difficult. We get overwhelmed.
And we need to stop that.
I know you’re busy, and I appreciate you taking the time to read this far.
And if I may, I’d like to ask you to take just a little more time.
You’re awesome. You’re loved. And you are SO worth it!
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Ken Kessler has always been interested in psychic phenomena, and like Mulder on the X-Files, wants to believe. But like most, he tends to look for, and accept, rational explanations. (More)