Living in a time upon the earth when our awareness is awakening, the tradition of giving gifts at Christmas time is no exception. The giving of Christmas gifts carries commercial pressures, as well as pressure and expectations from family and friends to give in a certain way.
For too many of us this is a time that we can easily go unconscious and give into these external pressures. So as you read this message, this may be your opportunity to check inside and give some thoughtful consideration to giving gifts that reach out and really touch someone.
This can be as simple as making the gifts yourself and giving gifts that reflect what a person means to you, such as the offering of those three words 'I love you.' There are other gifts that also really make a difference. Gifts such as giving to charities and organisations that meet the needs of those that are challenged with simply giving the gift of life to themselves.
Serving others with love and extending ourselves to care for the heart, mind, body and soul of another is the true spirit of Christmas.
So, reflecting upon this, what will you give this Christmas?