YouTube and What’s Trending hosts an annual Tubeathon each year to raise money for the charity Covenant House. This year’s event is on 12/12/13. Every day during the holidays we pass people who are either ringing a bell for charity or using the holidays as a platform to ask for money for a cause. How can you help NOT to throw a dollar in the pot when you are about to spend hundreds on toy dingoes that can hug you, Mario War games, and the latest craze in Barbie dolls?
But, I say NO to the jingling bells of charity!
Every time I reach for my wallet, I remind myself that Christmas is all about giving and getting gifts; it is about the biggest and best light show; it’s about the heartiest dinner I could possibly eat; it’s about losing ten pounds, so I can regain them eating cookies, pies, and sloppy amounts of butter in every kind of sauce. And don’t forget it.
Christmas should never be about the poor, a good cause, and things like building houses for the homeless. That would be as bad the president trying to get insurance for the poor. “Not During Christmas!” I say. “Feed your hungry Egos and just forget about Jesus! You can help the poor at another time of the year. Christmas is about me!”
So, I take a deep breath and mutter, “Merry Christmas” as I pass by the naysayer ringing a bell and trying to bilk me out of my precious Christmas club bucks and hearty Santa spirit, turn my head in the opposite direction, and squeeze hard on my wallet, so my family will NOT have to go without every bauble they could possibly need this holiday. This year is about them, them, them! And don’t forget it.
Last year I spent the entire Christmas Eve at Room in the Inn feeding the poor and making sure they have a warm bed in which to sleep. Well, that should stay on my Good Deeds List for the next few years. It’s back to me and all my great friends and family and what they need this year. If I hear one more Christmas carol that tries to get me believing in something spiritual, I’m going to spit right up.
You can bark out those carols, and I’ll even sing along. But don’t you dare put a money bucket in front of you and ask for coins. Even those pennies are reserved for the stockings across my fireplace. No charcoal for my kids. It’s every bit of my spare change, leftover Halloween candy, and 10 shares of my favorite Tech Stock. Boy, if Dad would have been like me, I’d be rich by now.
Remember, “We need a little Christmas, right this very minute. Candles on the window, carols on the Spinet… Hurry, Santa, hurry down the chimney. All I want for you now, is to gimme, gimme, gimme. We need a little Christmas now!@!”
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A Year to CLEAR Challenge:
(Please Know: You Can Join Us At Any Point in the Year Challenge.)
The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”
A Year to CLEAR Challenge!
The acronym CLEAR stands for (Compassionate, Loving, Enthusiastic, And Relationship-Ready). The goal of this project is to engulf readers in a weekly study that will transform them by removing blocks, promote self-growth, and give them wings to fly freely into daily life. Each week, by going to BoSebastian.com and choosing the Year to CLEAR Challenge tab, a new challenge or thought to provoke conversation, growth, and group functionality.
My vision is to make Finding Authentic You the book to have in your Kindle or on your computer. The book is a comprehensive look at growth—spiritually, mentally, and physically.
As a yoga teacher and student of the Ayurvedic tradition, I bring to the table understanding of physical challenges, the ability to overcome mental problems with Life & Health Coaching, as well as hypnotherapy, and expertise in meditation and spirituality as a minister.
The combination of all three in one book with an interactive connection to like-minded readers, for one year, is what makes this Year to CLEAR Challenge a must-do for every spiritual seeker.
The One-Year Approach to Change
No one believes he or she can change overnight. But success in change comes from the metaphors of nature. Seasonally, life changes all around us in nature. Finding Authentic You offers a gradual change perspective, looking at the triune aspects of change as in yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit.
Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”
In this frontal cortex of the brain we find the anatomy of change and the power to counter every negative trigger of the human process. The workings of Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are all positive actions to help the mind and body flow to a positive space for change.
Every aspect of FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU fulfills this constant need for diffusing the negative past and dreaming of a fulfilling future.
Step 1: Recognize That Change is Inevitable
Step 2: Release from Resistance to Change
Step 3: Understanding Change and Allow Spirit to Define It
Step 4: A History Lesson—About You
Step 5: Look at Your Past with Compassion
Step 6: Making a Strong Commitment to Change
Step 7: Dream Your Fabulous Future
Go to www.bosebastian.com for Week One to Four Challenges:
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