I’m reposting this from December 2012 My Annual Letter to Santa
Every year I write a letter to Santa Claus, and in it, I include all my hopes, goals and wishes for the entire coming year. It’s kind of a combination New Year’s Resolution-Dear Santa Letter-Spell of Manifestation. It’s a ritual I hold dear. I write two versions of this letter. One, the version I often share with you here, another one, for my (and Santa’s) eyes only. There are always a few personal things in my version that I don’t feel compelled to tell the world about. But the two are mostly identical.
In my letter, I don’t hold back. I talk freely about everything my heart desires, and I don’t dream small. This is the time to dream as big as I can imagine. I leave the letter out with the traditional offering of cookies and milk, both on the Winter Solstice, and on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, I crumble the cookies and toss them outside for the birds, I pour the milk to the earth, and I burn the letter in the fireplace (releasing the energy in the smoke, and also, to keep me from digging it out and taking score. One of the core tenets of magic is letting it go once its done.) This year, I think I might add a night to my rite, though. I’ll leave my letter and offering out a third time on New Year’s Eve and burn it on New Year’s Day.
And every year, many of the things in my letter do come into my life. Which makes me very happy. Join me if you want. I’m sharing early enough so you have time.
I believe in you. Since thoughts are things, and since the more thought is focused on one thing, the more real it becomes, then I know you are real in every way that matters. You are the spirit of generosity, the joy of giving, the twinkle in the eyes of everyone I meet whenever I leave my house wearing my Santa hat. You are the very essence of magick, of childhood whimsy, of awesome delight.
My life is so beautiful and I am so grateful and only just beginning to realize how blessed I am, and how powerful I truly am in my own existence. I’ve manifested the career of my dreams, a breathtakingly beautiful home, and the most rewarding and fulfilling and loving relationship of my life. I am truly blessed. I am truly empowered.
This year I ask for a deeper understanding, a closer walk with my higher power, a more united and harmonious journey with my soul. I want to see my purpose and hear my calling and follow the path of my own wise, insightful and deliberate choosing.
I want, this year, to focus on making the absolute most of everything I have in my life already, and to bask in the beauty of that. I want to continue to nurture my beautiful home, inside and out, to continue to enrich this haven where we live and love. I want to continue to deepen and strengthen the love and the friendship and understanding between Lance and I. I want to make the most of what I have, to truly love and bask in my life and watch it blossom under that attention. I want to fall in love with writing again, even more than I already am, the way I loved it in the beginning, and to write every day with that same passionate creative fire that sometimes ignites my soul. I’d like to kindle that spark into an all consuming flame every single time I sit down to write.
More joy, more basking. More complete and utter blissful being in the absolute moment. In the now. Constantly basking in the now. I want to do that more and more and more.
And I want to feel freely able to help others. I want to help them find their higher selves and that endless source of love that I’ve found in my own spirit, the one I know exists for all of us, that close personal spiritual life. That magickal life. That’s what I want to share with the world.
As I do these things, the items on my wish list will unfold in my life as I raise my vibration to match them. I’m the one in charge of that.
*Ventures and projects thrive and are spiritually, creatively and financially rewarding. *Pond and landscaping around the property move forward. *Fitness is easy, fun, comes naturally and is never a struggle *My work is done easily, rapidly, and beautifully.
This year my goal is to live each day in absolute joy, sucking every bit of happiness and pleasure from every moment that I’m in this body, in this lifetime.
Thank you, Santa. Blessed Solstice and Merry Christmas to you, my lifelong friend.