What is the meaning of Christmas?

Last Update: December 21, 2016

Hello my WA Friends

I was a little absent from WA posts during the last few days. I am feeling like already in holiday and allow myself some leisure time.

This time of the year is for getting still and think about ourselves, our lives and our existence in this world. We cannot do that with all the noise around us, so we just need to decide to take a break.

Understanding the Meaning of this period of time

If Christmas means something to you - and also if it doesn't: How is Christmas understood by each individual? You have your own idea about it, and that's ok. Watching the video I post below you will find out that your attitude towards Christmas is shared by many people, by those who are on the same level of personal development as yourself.

And all ideas about Christmas or religion altogether are valid, no right or wrong here. You may remember that your own attitude has changed through the years - and this is normal. Maybe you were a dedicated believer in god and now you believe in science, just as an example.

The evolution of the meaning we give to Christmas

In the Video below you will be guided through the evolution of ideas about the meaning of Christmas which are present in our lives and in our societies. So if you want to dig deeper and understand a little more about the meaning of festivities like Christmas watch

this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0YTVMfYKN0

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!

Heidi


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GayleneNepia Premium
Thanks Heidi,

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :-)
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Heidi56 Premium
Thanks Gaylene, I wish that for you and your loved ones, too!
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easybiz Premium
True say!
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Heidi56 Premium
Thanks, Jaspal!
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brooksbode90 Premium
Thanks Heidi, it certainly doesn't hurt to know, I wish you the very same.
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Asir Premium
I never celebrated Christmas and don't know much about it. I still want to wish you a merry Xmas, Heidi!
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Heidi56 Premium
Hi Asir and thanks for your comment! If you want to know more about Christmas and also its relationship to other religions, do watch the video! So to you: happy holidays!
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks to you both from my wife and I.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Heidi56 Premium
Hi Tom! Thank you so much. I hope you are fine and enjoying your journey, here and in the world outside of WA. Merry Christmas to you, too.
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MoragK Premium
Thank you Heidi for the post and video. I wish all the best for a wonderful and joyous Christmas for you and your family.
Ann
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Heidi56 Premium
I am glad that you enjoyed both, Ann! Also to you a wonderful Christmas and some calm and joyful holiday days!
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justcruzin Premium
Merry Christmas.
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HVella Premium
Merry Christmas and a very Prosperous New Year to you and your family Heidi.
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Heidi56 Premium
Thank you, Helen. I wish this for you and your loved ones, too! Hope to meet you again live next year!
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Cynthiah1 Premium
Merry Christmas!
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Heidi56 Premium
Merry Christmas and a really great new year, Cynthia!
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JeffL61 Premium
I wish the happiest of holidays to you Heidi and a great 2017!
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Heidi56 Premium
Same to you, Jeff!
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kasage00 Premium
Merry Christmas!
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Heidi56 Premium
Thank you, Karin, and enjoy your horses even more in these days!
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drjec Premium
Happy Holidays!
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Heidi56 Premium
I wish the same for you!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you Heidi, and your family.
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Heidi56 Premium
Thank you so much! And to you, too!
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jvranjes Premium
Hi Heidi, I think you could not add a video, this is the problem I encountered in the past.

As far as I remember, the Christmas coincides with festivities Sol Invictus, related with Roman empire tradition. Later, when Christianity became popular, they could not root the old festivities out, so they adapted it for Christians by giving it another name. This is not the only example in Christian tradition.

By this I do not mean to belittle the importance of it of course. In fact, not everybody agrees with this story.
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Heidi56 Premium
I was surprised that the video came up, myself!
Yes, in the video we are speaking about Sol Victus, too and the origins of the celebration of light through history. Christmas is another face of the same story.
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Heidi56 Premium
And now the video was gone and I had to add the link again. Before the link turned into the video when pressing enter......
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jvranjes Premium
I think we had links in the past, but this option is removed. Pity.
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Jschwike17 Premium
Merry Christmas
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Loes Premium
Great intro and merry Christmas, but Where is the video?
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Heidi56 Premium
This is strange, the video has disappeared. It was there before to my own surprise, now gone. The link turned into the video like in normal social media. I need to post the link again.
Thanks for letting me know, Loes!
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jvranjes Premium
Loes, there is no option for link in WA blogs. Did I miss it?
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Loes Premium
Yes, I think so, you add a random link, then you go to edit, and you paste the youtube link in the place of the random link, and you give it a title
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jvranjes Premium
I see, so it should work. Thank you.
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reanna1 Premium
Great post! Merry Christmas, Heidi!
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Heidi56 Premium
Merry Christmas to you,too!
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adamnjames Premium
I think its a time to get together with friends and family and to look over the previous year and plan for the next one.
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Heidi56 Premium
This is one way how we can live this time. Enjoy!
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Marcus1978 Premium
Personally, I think Christmas is all a bit daft. It is a good excuse to see family members I don't often see, but apart from that I think it's blown all out of proportion really. I mean, why do we all have to do this on the exact same day? Seeing family members and giving gifts in the winter to make ourselves feel better is all great but we don't have to do it all on the same day.
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Heidi56 Premium
Thanks for your comment, Marcus! I do think that today Christmas is out of proportion for the shopping craziness going on everywhere. If you don't celebrate the religious moments there is still a huge benefit of getting out of the usual treadmill all together at the same time. All competition can stop for a moment and you don't need to bother that you miss something in emails, business etc. because everyone has the same time out. That's what I think here.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Thanks Heidi and for me Christmas is so different now with the modern input which in a way has spoilt the beauty
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Heidi56 Premium
This is one of the stages of development in which many of us are in, Paul. A necessary step in evolution!
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