And The Greatest Gifts Are These

 

Christmas time is always a busy time of year, and as our awareness opens us up to more  giving as we buy presents and visit loved ones whom we perhaps haven’t seen all year, as that closeness that bond of love  which builds up in what we term the ‘Christmas Spirit.’ We smile and wish everyone a Happy Christmas, we  also leave tips and good wishes for their New Year to come to those who have served us through out the year, as we wish them well. 

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At Christmas time our senses are heightened, for once we have to stop and think about others instead of ourselves as we madly rush around thinking of that perfect gift to give them.

And yet what is that perfect gift? It can never be found within the  material gifts we toil all year long to attain.

My elderly Aunty who is 86 summed it up perfectly when I went to visit on Friday. As she thanked me for the gift I had taken, she said the gift she misses most is the gift of her eyesight.. For she is too ill to have more operations on her cataract eye problems. I took some photo’s and she enjoyed viewing them through a huge lens which had a light inside to help enlarge the images she could see.

Often we take so many of our Natural Gifts for granted, the gift of seeing, hearing, and our health.

The perfect gift for me comes absolutely free. Its the gift of ‘Giving back’ giving of yourself to serve your fellow man, and it may come as simple as a smile to a stranger or a helping hand to a young mum getting on the bus loaded with shopping, pushchair and toddler in tow. Just showing courtesy and respect.  Small things I know, but they mean a lot to those receiving.

These are the gifts we should share all year round. Yet we have become so caught up in the wheel of toil and debt in this so called ‘Modern Age’ of keeping up with the Jone’s, we rush around in our own little worlds blinked to others needs.

I often think back to what maybe termed the ‘Good Old Days’ when things were much simpler then. Friends have often said to me there was nothing ‘Good’ about those days without the time saving gadgetry we rely upon today.

But I say this; to me they were the ‘Good Old Days’ for we knew who our neighbours were, in fact whole communities came together. We didn’t lock our doors behind us as we entered our homes or view every stranger with suspicion. We pulled together helping each other out, We used to have time for one another.

The Gifts we have forgotten in these so called Modern times is that we have forgotten how to give of our time to each other.

And time is a gift we should all give ourselves. For time is running faster for every one of us. Just where did  this year go? And what, as you look back did we actually achieve?

Isn’t it time we ALL gave ourselves that perfect gift?

As we move into yet another year. Let us spend time with ourselves if only for Five Minutes in our busy days. Go into that sacred space of silent thought. Spend time with yourselves, and listen to those inner most promptings that ‘Inner Voice’ .

Stop and think of all those material possessions we all have, and think for 5 minutes of your day which one you prize the most… Not one of them do we take with us when we pass from this life..

We only take that which we have gathered within our Hearts

And then give thanks for the Gifts you’ve had with you all your life which have cost you absolutely nothing to buy, but without them all the toil and sweat of your labours would mean nothing.

That is the Greatest gift of all..

The Gift of Life.

The Gift of Health.

The Gift of Happiness.

And the Gift of life our Earth Mother gives us Free Every Single Day of the year.. She gives us our very breath every day!

Love and Blessings And Enjoy each of your cherished Gifts!

And Thank you for reading

~Sue~

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  1. Symbol Reader
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 18:35:12

    There is also the Gift of You, Sue. Many Yuletide blessings to you.
    Monika

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  2. lindalitebeing
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 18:51:11

    beautifully said Sue!

    wishing you joy and miracles with every breath…

    xx Linda

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  3. marina kanavaki
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 19:04:09

    Ah, well said, my dear Sue, these are the best gifts [if not the only true gifts!]!
    Blessings and much much love to you and thank you for the beautiful gift of your posts! 🙂 xxxx

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  4. prenin
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 19:36:26

    Very true Sue! 🙂

    My neighbours feel easier around me because I always greet them and they are learning to enjoy it! 🙂

    For too long we have been made to feel afraid of each other.

    That Has To Stop…

    Merry Christmas my lovely friend! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:58:26

      A greeting with a smile goes along way to breaking down the barriers of distrust between strangers… And who could fail not to acknowledge that smile Prenin, my friend 🙂
      Enjoy your week, stay warm and I hope the wind was not too bad again as it was here last night
      Big hugs Sue xox

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  5. europasicewolf
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 19:56:20

    The greatest gift of all is the gift of eternal life, bought for us with the ultimate sacrifice – “John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    John 3:18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

    I pray that this Christmas time you may also choose to receive this wonderful gift you are lovingly offered. The greatest gift of all. Christmas hugs 🙂 xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:13:42

      I believe Jesus came to teach us many truths, and without his birth Christmas would not exist in its present form I agree…We still have much to learn about that period of time, and still we fail to learn the most basic truth of Christ’s Message and that is to Love one another…

      Life is an eternal process regardless of what ever faith, as we should do unto others as we would wish done unto us.. I think throughout my life time my dear Wolfie, I have given service to his teachings as I have serve others.. At the end of the day I know when the time comes to pass from here.. I will do so with a glad heart in knowing I tried my best..

      Sending you a wonderful Christmas Hug also, and Yuletide Blessings for a wonderful New Year full of Hope for All of mankind.. xox Sue x

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  6. Julianne Victoria
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 19:56:56

    Beautiful Sue! May much Love and Kindness flow to you as it flows from you! Blessings and Happy Holidays!

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  7. Deb
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 22:32:53

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Sue! These are truly God given gifts.
    I think the gift of giving is the most precious gift of all, but not gifts that come from a store, but from out hearts, deeds and words.
    Much love to you, Sue! xoxo

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:20:00

      These heart given gifts are indeed the greatest gifts Deb, and the deeds we do unto others… I pray that as we go into 2014 we take with us the Hope that more will learn to share these gifts 🙂 xox Thank you Deb for your wonderful support and have a wonderful Christmas time with your family 🙂 Sue xox

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  8. Jo Bryant
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 22:38:15

    what a lovely and timely reminder Sue…we rush around so much these days we have lost the art of being still

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  9. jacksjottings
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 23:29:08

    Lovely post Sue to help us focous on some important things we may be neglecting in the hustle and bustle, the technological age has created.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:30:45

      True Jack, This technology has just enabled me to separate those merged words LOL.. If I did not have technology I would not have made the many wonderful friends such as your good self and others from around the world.. All at the touch of a button and a click of a mouse.. But some lose sight of their many blessings which they often take for granted.. And no amount of money or gadgetry would replace their health or happiness…. Thank you Jack, for all of you kind support .. Sue x

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  10. jacksjottings
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 23:35:34

    Age has, may be caued me to run my words to gether or was it the technology i am finding difficult?

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  11. TamrahJo
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 23:54:24

    Many blessings to you during this season – I”m sorry to say I have no hope of the general populace taking care of Mother Earth this coming year – but, like you, I wish for it every day, just the same…..(cynical) LOL

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:37:40

      Yes Mother Earth is still in need of our Tender Loving Care.. T.L.C. now more than ever, I pray that as we go into 2014 we may all become more enlightened as to our healing one another along with our earth… I live in hope that the future generations will see beyond the gadgets and help Nature return to doing what she knows best without the interferences of chemicals GMO and DNA alterations as Mankind plays God in something Nature has had no problems with until he started to mess around with it all…….. Thank you kindly for your well wishes Tamrahjo and wishing you many Blessings in return xox Sue

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  12. aFrankAngle
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 01:26:14

    This post is beautiful and wise … and a wonderful gift from you to us. Thank you … Bountiful Christmas cheers to you.

    FYI … I invite you and your regular visitors to stop by next Saturday for my holiday party of fun and cheer.

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  13. Lois Field
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 06:45:44

    Sue, this summed up how I feel about material gifts each year and what we have lost in our busyness. You said we can’t take our material things with us when we leave the earth but we won’t leave much of an impression behind either with those material things we worked so hard to have. By giving of our time, we will leave wonderful memories with those we loved.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:50:14

      Memories Lois along with our heart felt emotions are what we will take and yes what we will leave behind.. I think these are the greatest legacies we could ever leave… Thank you for always leaving your footprints here, and your own great inspirations upon your own blog Lois… Much love back

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  14. gingerfightback
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 07:32:21

    Well said Sue was at my great nephew’s christening y’day just seeing all the family is treasure enough.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:52:18

      Aww what a wonderful Day that must have been Ginger… Nothing like a family gathering of celebration of life .. Thank you Ginger for adding your thoughts, and have a Happy week 🙂

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  15. shreejacob
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:15:23

    Beautifully written and so true. We need to go back to the basics…and those gadgetry…yes, it does “save time” but we’ve allowed it to control our lives…that’s not what it was meant to do.

    There is hope though…I want to believe there is hope as more and more people realise that the material “stuff” is for us to enjoy…it is not for it to control our every need…

    Have a wonderful, beautiful and blessed Christmas, Sue 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:01:18

      Thank you Shree, I agree Shree, yes the gadgets are to be utilised and enjoyed, but many make them their lives, as they work and become slaves to debt just to own them.. At the end of the day we really own nothing!, we leave it all behind when we are gone, Its such a shame people forget to live in their NOW moments, instead of enslaving themselves to the material goods we all work to buy.. … We need to balance Work and Play and then learn again how to Share….. We have become consumers who consume and then we suffocate ourselves in the process as we strangle ourselves in work paying for the very things that were supposed to create more leisure time for us to enjoy! Crazy when you really think about it all..
      Much love back and will be along to see you shortly too 🙂 xxx

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      • shreejacob
        Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:10:48

        Yup, yup and yes! Totally agree. Just commented on a friend’s FB status…she took annual leave for Christmas and is still answering emails…she knew she wouldn’t help herself if she connected via the laptop so smartly disconnected that…BUT she’s answering emails via iPhone and squinting to read them!

        I learned a long time ago…to switch off all work when I’m on leave. The business will survive 😛

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:17:37

          Me too Shree, we are all replaceable 🙂 but can we replace the time lost? .. Sometimes we need to be a little selfish and allow ourselves room to be the Beings we were meant to be.. And experience those special moments with Self.. We all have had to learn the hard way… But now I take time out for me…. there is only one me and one Shree after all 😉 😀 xxxx

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  16. Gray Dawster
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:44:21

    Gadgets and technology are one thing but health and happiness, the well being within and the gift of knowledge far outweighs the trappings of assets and wealth, it would be a much happier world if greed was not a factor. I love your postings Sue; you always add such richness in your words of wisdom.

    Have a lovely Monday and as the Christmas festivities beckon, have a sweet and well deserved Christmastime my dear and sweet friend 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:08:55

      I agree Andro, Greed has over taken us big time, as we have to have what the media pushes at us through their mind controlling little boxes…. You know I sit often and when the TV is on as the adverts begin, how gullible many are as the have to have the latest Gadget on sale… and no means of paying for it… So their greed gets them ever deeper into the downward spiral of debt.. Debt which now each Country has to deal with, which isn’t going to go away.. Christmas especially is that time of year when many will spend the rest of 2014 paying for it… in their buy now pay later deals…
      We have lost sight of so many simple Gifts…. Going back to my Aunt, just a visit from us was gift enough… as we live a distance, we ring regular but only visit every couple of months..
      Thank you Andro for the gift of your visits… and your support of Dreamwalker’s… Wishing you a wonderful Christmas also my good friend 🙂
      Sue xox

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      • Gray Dawster
        Dec 17, 2013 @ 09:54:28

        Those gift adverts are often aimed directly at children and so the continued downward trend of ‘I WANT THIS or THAT’ increases the debt that their parents feel obliged to take on, it is a no win situation and the government seem to welcome it as if debt is something excellent, i know what I think and Cameron needs to get a grip. Not everyone has a millionaire’s bank account to fall back on do they? :(

        One only has to see the massive returns for the lenders, the hundreds and indeed in some instances the thousand plus percent payments that are required. In my humble opinion it is obscene to allow those ridiculous, hard / impossible for some to pay back loans, and mainly for those that can hardly afford it to start with, often on low incomes and sometimes with no real means of repaying the amount borrowed. It is a sick world my sweet friend 😦

        Have a lovely Tuesday Sue and be good, just like me 😉

        Andro xxxx

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:14:00

          Yes Andro, so many things need rectifying in the traps people get drawn into by unscrupulous loan sharks in many corporations, even store-cards draw the younger generation in…
          Life will have to become simplified for these to end… And We can only sort out our own immediate worlds , when we do that, then we help the bigger world at large.

          Love and Blessings my good friend Enjoy your Wicked-Wednesday… 🙂

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  17. Paul Handover
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 13:43:22

    Just beautiful.

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  18. giselzitrone
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 14:26:21

    Wünsche dir liebe Sue eine glückliche neue Woche alles liebe und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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  19. Valentine Logar
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 16:04:21

    We take much for granted, don’t we. You are a gift Sue and I am always grateful for your peaceful spirit.

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  20. Lizzie Bellotto
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 20:55:46

    So beautifully said…So grateful for crossing path Sue!! Thank you for sharing your Dreamwalker Sanctuary with us another special gift….Love peace and light xx

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  21. pictimilitude
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 04:09:48

    Hello, sweet friend! yes…lovely post! I try to be mindful: I am blind in one eye (from birth) and it’s never far from my mind the idea that I could be blind. I’m so, so thankful for the gift of sight. I admit, it’s all too easy to take so many things – the things that are going right – for granted. I try to be mindful, but your words remind me to expand even more. HUGS

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:27:16

      See this is what I so love about you, not once do you mention your own disability and I suppose for you, will not have known anything different.. The Gift of sight is such a precious gift, and for my elderly aunt its taken away her love of reading, and even watching the TV is blurred for her… but she still says how much better off she is as she worries over the world and the horrors she hears about today in the news…
      We are so much better off than so many in the world.. And I often will be heard saying someone some where is far worse off then us ( when I hear them moan about silly little things )
      Thank you Cyndi, I will be calling by your place in a few days for a catch me up…
      Love and Hugs back Sue xox

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  22. oxherder
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:31:55

    Just so very wonderful, thank you Sue.

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  23. muriellerites
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 16:06:34

    What a marvellous, heart-warming post. Namasté.

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  24. Shakti Ghosal
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:19:31

    Dear Sue,

    Your post resonates. As I think of how to comment, I can find no better words than quoting Dr. Wayne Dyer the renowned speaker in the field of self-improvement. Dr. Dyer says, “You have to just be. You have to let go. You have to allow. You have to be free and make this your consciousness.” He continues, “Basically, what you would see is a frequency (of energy) that manifests itself through the process of giving, of allowing, of offering and of serving. It asks nothing back. This is the power of intention.” According to Dr. Dyer, the process of allowing, just being and embracing this heightened level of consciousness, goes back not to attracting what you want, but attracting what you are.

    We should hold the awareness that Christmas is one of those times when we hold intentions emanating from our heart and should consider ourselves blessed for such awareness.

    Dear Sue, may I also take this opportunity of wishing you a merry Christmas and a great new year ahead.

    Shakti

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 18, 2013 @ 16:55:39

      Dear Shakti, Thank you most kindly for that wonderful comment. I happen to love the philosophy of Dr W Dyer and have many of his books upon my book shelves… I so wish we could capture that Christmas Spirit which is around for such a few short days and bottle it to last all year around … Now that would we great.. Lets keep our intentions at their highest as we strive to help the world understand itself..
      Thank you for your well wishes my friend, I hope that you and your own good family enjoy Christmas and Good Health and Happiness for 2014 🙂
      Blessings
      Sue 🙂

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  25. Christy Birmingham
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 19:34:40

    So true, Sue! Your words of wisdom here are wonderful. I am not buying physical gifts this year and instead am taking people out for coffee to spend time with one another as a celebration. There is so much more than material objects to love in the world! Happy holidays to you xxoo

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 19, 2013 @ 14:34:19

      Oh what a beautiful Idea…. So much more fun and good conversation and memories much more precious than a gift which often people accept but do not really need…
      Sharing of self, and Love and smiles much more of a true Friendship gift 🙂 Brilliant…

      Enjoy your festive Coffee Mornings 🙂

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  26. Eddie Two Hawks
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 15:45:18

    I want to thank you for your precious gift of kindness that I received from you throughout the year. It is a golden treasure I will never forget dearest Dreamwalker.
    May your holiday season be the most perfect expression of the times!
    with love and light, Eddie

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Dec 24, 2013 @ 15:55:52

      Dear Eddie, Likewise Dear friend, I have been blessed by your presence and your continued thoughtful support.. I truly look forward to all your comments here on WP my friend…
      Love and Blessings
      Sue xox ~Dreamwalker 🙂

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