During this time of festivity and year-end reflection, we all seem to be consumed with picking the perfect gifts and creating a memorable holiday. Due to financial hardship, this holiday many folks have found comfort in focusing more on what is truly meaningful to them instead of buying one more gizmo.
The best gifts rarely come in a box. Several years ago I started a new tradition I call Self-Santa. It began as a post-holiday shopping day with my mom because having a girls-day-out with her was the real gift. Of course, I always found a little something for me on those sprees too.
Lately I’ve come to realize that the four years I invested in researching what became The Sage Age has been the best Self-Santa gift I’ve ever received. While studying at a pace that any graduate student would envy, ultimately I gave myself the gift of knowledge that came from a real desire to know and understand.
And it has been a gift that keeps giving. From that research into so many diverse fields including science, philosophy, intuitive practice, and ancient wisdom, I was able to see the evolution of human thought in a way that brings clarity to the present and future course of our collective changes. More importantly, it showed me ways in which we have not changed at all since antiquity and why we must make different choices now.
Doing this research was like climbing a mountain. From the top I was afforded a unique perspective to see that what, on the surface, seem to be disconnected fields of endeavor were really the flipside of the same coin.
That’s when my life changed.
I began living connected in new ways. I daily chat with hundreds of like-minded folks from all over the globe. I’ve had the pleasure of talking to physicists and gurus that may not have said boo to me before. I’ve gained wisdom through the experience of living with a wholistic view and acting in accordance with it.
At this point I can’t get through the day without hearing a conversation, radio or TV show, or reading an article that does not include topics covered in The Sage Age. And it’s almost painful to know all of the relevant information they are leaving out that would make all the difference to the story, not to mention the fear due to ignorance that is being propagated.
We are at such a critical time in our evolution. We are moving from individual growth to developing new ways to live communally. I am so thankful that I set aside the time to give myself the gift of knowledge that will make a real difference in how I contribute to this journey we are all taking together.
I invite you to begin a Self-Santa tradition by renewing your mind and perspective into a wholistic understanding that reaches across the bridge, makes real connections among diverse fields and beliefs, and moves us forward in a new direction. The Sage Age is a four-year education condensed into one inch of paper that you can read in just a little while. But the effects of doing so will last a lifetime.