What do Satan and Santa have in common?
November 15, 2010
Their names contain the same five letters… They both wear red… and … um… those used to be the only commonalities I could think of. But today I was exposed to this thought:
Satan and Santa are both figments of man’s imagination, conjured up to control behavior.
How true is that?!?!?
I’ve never felt comfortable about lying to children about Santa Claus. I just don’t believe it’s right to lie about anything, whether or not our society finds it acceptable. I never understood why this bothered me so much – until today.
Adults are controlled with threats of hell and Satan poking them with a pitchfork (or something like that). And children are threatened non-stop for the months leading up to Jesus’s birthday – Santa’s watching you, so be good for goodness (and for gift’s) sake!
If I ever have kids, I’m not gonna lie to them about either one!!!
By the way, that mind-blowing truth came from Abraham / Esther Hicks. I learned about Abraham a few years ago, but the quotes and teachings never really did anything for me or resonated with me until this year. FYI, Esther channels Abraham, which is … cosmic wisdom? The oversoul? Not sure how to describe it. It is kinda weird, but after having read and listened to a TON of their teachings, I’ve gotta admit – #1. Esther is pretty goddamn consistent and #2. I don’t think I’ve heard her say something that didn’t resonate with me as being true. She, or them, or it, is/are crazy wise.
Also, after a few years of reading/studying/thinking/talking about the teachings of my favorite Wise People – Eckhart Tolle, Don Miguel Ruiz, Byron Katie and Abraham-Hicks – I’m seeing a convergence of beliefs. It boils down to: Stop resisting (by breaking down the ways society has trained you to resist) and just ENJOY your life.
Just this morning I was thinking that if I ever got to ask Abe a question, I’d ask their thoughts about Eckhart Tolle’s teachings. Two hours later, I go to read Eckhart Tolle’s newsletter in my inbox, and what is the main article of the newsletter about? Why, it’s about Manifesting and Abraham-Hicks. TOTALLY outside of his normal zone. Synchronicity is fu&#in’ weird!
“The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.” – Eckhart Tolle
“People are starving for love, not knowing their heart is a magical kitchen. Open your heart. Open your magical kitchen and refuse to walk around the world begging for love. In your heart is all the love you need. Your heart can create any amount of love, not just for yourself, but for the whole world. ” – Don Miguel Ruiz
“When you do The Work, you see who you are by seeing who you think other people are. Eventually you come to see that everything outside you is a reflection of your own thinking. You are the storyteller, the projector of all stories, and the world is the projected image of your thoughts.” – Byron Katie