Sunday

The List.

This time of year is when children write to Santa Claus asking for what they want for Christmas. The angels of Earth (whether human or otherwise) have been carrying these messages for centuries and are expecting them.

In previous years I’ve encouraged you to write a letter dated a year from now telling of all the wonderful things that will have happened in our life in 2009 so, if you did that, check it out and see how much did come true.

Of course it’s a great idea to do that again if you want to – but this year, I’m going to suggest that you make The List to the Universe for what you want in the next year (and always). After all, if you don’t know what you want and don’t ask for it, then God and the Universe don’t know what to give you.

The List should be AT LEAST two pages long, written in longhand. That’s because it’s good to write and write and write to find out what you really do want — and to get past that childhood training of ‘I want doesn’t get.’ And it should be full of fantasy; seemingly impossible things as well as likely things — and it should also include everything that you currently have that is already perfect. Because you want that perfection to continue.

One other tip: to do The List you need to start from scratch. It’s no use wanting current things to get a little better or other people to change to fit in what you want of them as that can impinge on their free will. You have to ask for the basic For example, don’t ask for your boss to appreciate you; ask for ‘the perfect boss who appreciates me.’ Obviously this is difficult in a marriage or partnership as it might be scary to ask for ‘the perfect husband/wife/partner’ if you are worried that the current one can’t be that. But that itself is telling you something important...

Anyway, play with this and ask for all sorts of fun and exciting things. Once you’ve written it, just put it away somewhere and forget all about it until next December. Here are some examples from my list:

By the grace of God, this year, I would like:

A lovely warm house
Plenty of healthy and health-giving food
To wake up happy each day
To become steadily happier throughout the year
To be amazingly, delightfully wealthy
To grow my own blueberries
To be on Oprah Winfrey’s show
At least two wonderful foreign holidays that we can afford easily and enjoy thoroughly
To fly first class
To have time to take another driving holiday in Europe
To make a profit of 3000 a month easily and joyfully
To be inspired
To love and be loved by my wonderful husband more and more and more
For all our equipment to work easily and perfectly
To be safe
To be even more healthy
To become more slender without even trying
To feel relaxed
To let go of attachments
To meditate daily for at least half an hour
To be protected from all negative energies
To live on the edge of the perfect village in a stone rectory
My novel, published this year, to be a world-wide bestseller and attract an amazing film deal
The garden to be full of peonies
The chickens to lay every day
An even better relationship with my mother
To spend lots of very happy time with our friends
To go to Disneyland
To have the perfect Christmas 2009

Etc. etc. etc.

Make this your Christmas present to yourself this year — the right to discover what you want and to ask for it.

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