The Spirit of Kwanzaa, Diwali, Hanukkah & Christmas Should Be Lived Everyday – Not Just Celebrated Once A Year – Come On Now!

I don’t celebrate Christmas in a very commercial way.  Nonetheless, this past Christmas was one of my most special Christmases.  I gave no material gifts.  I could not afford to.  But instead, I received and shared the love of my heart with others close to me, quite randomly.

This past Christmas made me feel proud also!

It made me feel that my mother, in heaven, was smiling down on me.  One of my dearest friends, who I supported in the past, and who supported me, surprised me with money when I really needed it to catch up on bills. 

He reminded me of times that I was there for him when he needed me.  I was but without expectation.  That is why it felt so special.  This friend’s family is my family.  They are lovingly spiritual.  I am there for them if they ever need me.  They poured their spirit, all the way from Costa Rica, into my Christmas, complete with pictures that exuded God’s spirit.

Then a highly intelligent and honorable friend from India sent me a gift unexpectedly.  I haven’t seen him in about 20 years when we worked together on IT projects. 

He reminded me of back then, when I supported him, believed in him.  Now he is a success as a businessman, family man, in the spirit Knowledge, Happiness, and Krishna.    He told me that he considers me as his brother.  I feel the same way and am available to help him with his visions in whatever way I can. 

My neighbor and I collaborate on video projects.  We have conversations about videos, music, creativity, and life in general.  He is a mentor to ‘his homies’, who are younger than him.  I am like a mentor to him, because I am as many years older than he is, as he is older than his ‘homies’. 

He and I sprang gifts on each other this Christmas.  Not so much wrapped with bows.  Rather impromptu gifts of appreciation, backed with conversations filled with true authenticity and gratitude. 

The highlight of my Christmas was being spontaneously invited to dinner by someone in the media that I admire.  I help him as much as I can because I feel really good vibes from him.  …And it helps that he is really smart, with a humble peaceful spirit.

He invited to dinner with his family, mask-free.  I am sure, because of his spiritual upbringing, that he realized that he shared the loving spirit of his family with me, in addition to the wonderful meal that each member of the family prepared.  I felt love in his home, beyond what I have felt in support from him on media projects.

I offered my skills, talents, and time to him and his family sincerely.  And I mean it.  If there is a way that I can assist in the future, I’m on it!

Photo – PX Here – California Sacramento Crocker Kwanzaa

Not one of these things was planned, and I feel like in them I’ve experienced a more loving and touching Christmas this go-round than I have when it had been meticulously orchestrated.  This is what Christmas, Diwali (Deepavali), Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa should be all about.      Continue reading “The Spirit of Kwanzaa, Diwali, Hanukkah & Christmas Should Be Lived Everyday – Not Just Celebrated Once A Year – Come On Now!”

Happy Diwali – India’s Biggest Festival Of Light – We Should All Celebrate The Light Of Good Over Evil – Join The Hindu’s & Other Faiths In This Joyous Festival Today! – Diwali Represents Much More Than Light! – It Is A Calling

I am fortunate to have been introduced to the Indian culture over 20 years ago.  Indians are very dominant in the IT Systems field.  This is where I spent most of my career.  They are exceptionally brilliant people.  We worked well together on many projects in some of the world’s largest corporations.  I still keep in touch with several Indian friends that I’ve worked with within the United States, and abroad.

But what attracts me most to Indian culture is greater than their intelligence.  It is their peacefulness and inner light that draws me to them.  Their vibration is immensely powerful especially to those like me who have meditated for over 20 years, and who is curious and open to all cultures and faiths.

I have attended Indian weddings, baby rituals, and have been invited to dinner in the homes of Indian families, which was all a great honor.  Every event and venue were full of love and joy and was quite colorful.  I love colors.  I see them as a reflection of God’s light in a myriad of God-created hues.  Light is energy; therefore, colors have a power that can influence our spirit.  The Indian culture knows this well, as I do.

Today Indians around the world celebrate the festival known as Diwali, the festival of lights.  It is a festival that is based on an Indian god who defeated evil.  Diwali is a celebration of good over evil.  If there were ever an appropriate time to celebrate good over evil, now is that time considering the state of world affairs, politically, economically, and socially.  We should all celebrate Diwali today and every day. Continue reading “Happy Diwali – India’s Biggest Festival Of Light – We Should All Celebrate The Light Of Good Over Evil – Join The Hindu’s & Other Faiths In This Joyous Festival Today! – Diwali Represents Much More Than Light! – It Is A Calling”