santa_kneeling_lg-256x300How can we carry the merry beyond our Merry Christmas Day? Sure, we’ll have a merry time with our friends and families. We’ll unwrap presents, and eat too much turkey. We’ll take time off from work, and focus on our loved ones. It will be great fun! But then the holidays end, and the merry days are over. How can we carry the spirit of Christmas into the new year?

There’s two simple ways to do this. Christmas is a happy time because were celebrating the birth of Jesus who brought us a message of hope and power. What’s not to like about that! God is love. If we love that loving feeling at this time of year, then actually, we love God.

Next, Christmas is all about giving and doing for others – more than meeting our own needs. We buy presents, bake cookies, make pies, cook turkeys, and all that effort is for others to enjoy. What’s the by-product of all the energy we give out? The feelings of love, inner peace and joy. This is the true Spirit of Christmas!

So how to carry on with these good feelings when the holidays are over? And if the holidays are sad for you, how do you create these feelings? You just continue to do the same two things. Love God and the goodness in life, and love your neighbour as yourself. Be joyously mindful in all that you do.  Take action to be the person you want to be. Then in 2016, you will really live the good life.

Fotosearch_k10149770"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbour as yourself." 
“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” Mark 10:2 NIV Bible––

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The Celestial Proposal, Chapter 10, Standards of Celestial Morality, page 204.
When one of my sons reached his teen years, he asked me, “Why do we have to follow God’s rules anyway?” We sat down as a family to discuss this most important question, and I told him we don’t have to follow any rules. But if we want to find real happiness and power in our lives, the instructions are there in a written moral code. In other words, the more diligently we follow God’s instructions for living, the more we enjoy a life filled with love and metaphysical empowerment.