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My Santa, my kids.

Things change. What we give, comes back.

Till last year, I tried to play the Santa for Nabha and Nirad, my biological children. For past 9 years Nabha and Nirad were not staying with me and every next day of Christmas, i would bring them gifts and say that i had tied their socks outside the home and Santa put the gifts for them. Before 9 years when we stayed together, that time i would tie their socks outside the home and early morning begore children woke up, i would fill up the socks with the gifts. Every next day the children would be super excited to see their gifts. And after seeing their gifts they would ask, "how did Santa know that i wanted this gift?" The children would feel amused and surprised. I would love to create those type of situations in the childrens life.

I would want them to believe in the magic, and they believed it too. I too have changed with time. I didnt believe in magic earlier but i wanted my kids to believe in magic. Earlier, I wanted to create something magical for my children, not knowing that I am no one to create.

Now, its a reverse situation. Now, i believe and have experienced the real magic and now children give me a gift and surprise me.

Yesterday i went out for sometime and in that time the children cleaned the entire space we live in and organized all things, decorated the space, made a special greeting for me, played songs for me when i entered and prepared a gift for me. I daily feel blessed to have them. They are my best gifts and I receive gifts from my best gifts. That's such a blessing!

The shloka from Bhagwad Geeta, chapter 2, shloka 22:

वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहायनवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि |तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णान्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही || 22||

vāsānsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāyanavāni gṛihṇāti naro ’parāṇitathā śharīrāṇi vihāya jīrṇānyanyāni sanyāti navāni dehī

Meaning: the way our body changes clothes, similarly our soul changes the body. We have birth after death, and we have to settle our karmic account either in this birth or the next. What we give, comes back sooner or later.

This is magic. There is real magic also in life. It has different names. Some may call it Divinity, God, Bhagwan, Jesus, Alla, Angels, Super consciousness, Energy, Vibration, Frequency, etc. The name is not important. The meaning of the world is more important. And the feeling of the word is even more important than the meaning. The experience can't be put into words. Its only to be experienced. I always tell everyone i meet, "don't believe me but experience it for yourself."

The real magic happens when we surrender and submit to God and He takes care of us and gives us much more than what we need and also gives us before we ask.

As in Bhagwad Geeta, Chapter 18, shloka 62 :

तमेव शरणं गच्छ सर्वभावेन भारत |

तत्प्रसादात्परां शान्तिं स्थानं प्राप्स्यसि शाश्वतम् || 62||

tam eva śharaṇaṁ gachchha sarva-bhāvena bhārata

tat-prasādāt parāṁ śhāntiṁ sthānaṁ prāpsyasi śhāśhvatam

Meaning: Surrender to Him totally and with His grace you will attend peace and bliss.

Merry Christmas!

God bless you.

Love and light,

-Manjushree Rathi

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