How the Grinch didn't steal the spirit of Christmas

December 24, 2015
Hosted by Gilles Asselin

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Episode Description

Read and watch the story of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k5KXw0N3jk
The Grinch may have attempted to steal Christmas, and all that goes along with it, materially speaking.
Yet he couldn't steal the Spirit of Christmas, of people coming together for a higher purpose. A Heart purpose. Once he realized Christmas wasn't coming from a store, his realization granted him a change of Heart, or a Heart growth, if you wish. Three times the size of his original, tiny Heart.
And the Grinch then graced us with Christmas....
Let's gather together on New Year's eve in order to share Spirit and all that goes along with It.
As a bumper sticker that I saw last Thursday says, "Grace happens."

Nurturing the Spiritual Spelunker in All of Us

Nurturing the Spiritual Spelunker in All of Us

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There is a reason why every human is born in this world; and as many reasons as there are human beings thriving on the planet. These reasons for BEING are there to be explored, nurtured, owned, and harvested, in the depth of our unique beingness.

There are a number of religious people, gurus or masters who claim to know and teach THE truth. Yet, once we reach a certain level of mature curiosity, we realize that we can’t be told where to look for it. It is entirely up to us, and us only.

In the end, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and listen to the little voice that calls from within and forge on the path of “spiritual spelunking.” It takes courage and confidence not only to start, but to assiduously continue on the journey, knowing the most beautiful inner vistas are ours to savor once we reach deeper levels of awareness.

It is my privilege to invite you to walk the journey within. It will be my pleasure to be your host and companion on the path.

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Gilles Asselin

Gilles Asselin

From a childhood in Western Europe to a few years of working in Africa, my life journey has taken me across several belief systems. Searching for a new educational frontier, I crossed the Atlantic and ended up studying psychology in Wisconsin. My curiosity for people led me to work in the field of intercultural relations. For 20 years, I trained people in cultural self-awareness and understanding.

My spiritual path has taken me through various routes. At the end of 2007, I decided to leave the religious organization I had been practicing with for a number of years. I was confused as to why it happened so abruptly. I later had a profound realization while reading a quote from Anne Hillman’s book, Awakening the Energies of Love.

“It wasn’t until my mid-forties that I mentioned my dilemma with the church to a colleague who’d once been a Dominican priest. He told me the story of a beautiful tree in the center of a garden, surrounded by a high stone wall. He likened the tree to a person searching for the sacred and the wall to the boundaries defined by her religion.”

“The tree needs to grow out of the garden. Its branches need room to expand and spread wide. They need to reach far outside the garden’s walls for they cannot be contained by the wall’s limits. But the tree always remains rooted in the garden.”

I am committed to spreading the branches of my tree and providing guidance and companionship to those willing to explore their inner lives.

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