This is a time where magic and mystery resonate in the air, and it's easy to allow yourself the luxury to believe that anything could happen. Miracles could happen tonight, and often times they do, but how often do we notice them?
One of my all-time favorite holiday movies is Miracle on 34th St. Released in 1947, it's the story of a single mother who raises her daughter to reject all notions of fantasy, magic and fairy tales, and teaches her that Santa Claus is not real. The mom is the head of Macy's marketing department, totally over worked and not enjoying life very much. When she hires an old man to play Santa Claus who believes he's the real deal, her little 8 year old girls starts to question her mother's teachings after witnessing one miracle after another while spending time with the old man, who coincidentally is named Kris Kringle.
Christmas Eve is the one time of the year it's safe for adults to indulge in a little bit of magic, fantasy, and hope that miracles really do happen. It's OK to let one's guard down, be more gentle, vulnerable, and act a little more like a kid on Christmas Eve, because everyone is doing it!
But what if we allowed ourselves to own this magical, mystical, wondrous vibration past this special night? What if you allowed yourself the gift of having that child-within wonder a little longer than one magical night?
When I was a little girl, maybe 10 or 11, I remember our neighbor coming over Christmas Eve night and excitedly telling us that the Christmas Star would be visible in the night sky that evening. We all rushed outside to gaze at the sparkling heavens looking for that star. I totally believed that the bright star I was looking at was a gift from God, shining down so bright telling me it was OK to believe that miracles could happen that night.
I don't remember if I asked for anything special for Christmas that year. But even now, more than 30 years later, I remember the magic of that night; the feel of miracles in the air.
As a psychic, I have witnessed some unbelievable miracles of healing, grace, forgiveness, awareness and transformation. And even now, I still question what I've been a part of during some of these sessions. Why is it so hard to let go of our conditioning that as adults, we have to let go of the dreams from childhood, that magic, fairies, stardust and miracles surround us on an every day level? Why do we believe that we must be able to see it with our physical eyes, or touch it with our physical bodies for it to be real?
In the movie, Kris Kringle is institutionalized because the adults in his world think he's crazy. Yet one brave man, a lawyer, who has complete faith that the man who claims to be Santa is, goes to court and through the clever use of the US Postal Services proves that Santa is real by having hundreds of letters addressed to Santa delivered to the court. The moral of the story is that just because we can't see something with our own eyes, it doesn't mean it isn't real.
Tonight, give yourself up to the belief of magic and miracles. Allow yourself to be as a little child, and sit in that vibration of wonder, love and grace. Believe with all your heart that miracles can and do happen every day, if we only allow ourselves to see them. It could be something as simple as having a stranger hold the door for you as your struggle with your arms full of packages, unable to help yourself. It could be that as you worry about money, you find a penny, quarter or dime, and you pick it up, just knowing everything will be OK. It could be feeling totally overwhelmed with all the plans you've committed to, and suddenly, something gets cancelled or changed at the last minute, and you have the opportunity to get some breathing room from the hectic schedule you committed to. Just notice. Be aware. And be wiling to believe that we are surrounded by magic and miracles every single day. We just have to be willing to believe we are, and it is so.
May your holiday season be filled with blessings, laughter and the abundance of miracles!