The Daily Groove

Part-Time Santa, Full-Time Visionary

On gift-giving occasions such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and birthdays, parents traditionally take on the role of a "santa" — a saintly giver who fulfills children's material wishes.

But if your child's wishes exceed what you believe you can or should fulfill, you might forget that you are not your child's only means of satisfaction. In an abundant Universe, there's an infinite number of ways any desire can be satisfied.

This year, take the perspective that being a santa is just a "part-time hobby," and that your "full-time job" is to HOLD THE VISION of your child eternally connected to Infinite Well-Being.

In that vision, desire is a blessing, not a demand, so you can celebrate your child's desires even when neither of you knows how the desires will be fulfilled.

When you expect your child's wishes to come true — somehow, someday — and your child can feel your faith... there is no greater gift!

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Why is desire a blessing?

Re: Desire

Desire is a blessing because it gives rise to creation and growth and purpose. Without desire, life would feel meaningless. It would just be an endless series of "Whatever..." and "Who cares?"

To put it another way, desire provides a destination — somewhere to go other than here — without which there would be no journeys, no adventures.

A desire is not the same as an attachment, which is a form of conditionality — a power giveaway that takes you out of the present.

The key to enjoying desires is to embrace them while letting go of any attachment to their fulfillment.

See: Get In a Receiving Mode