A Very Important Christmas Message

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 6th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/cb6vh317/
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No matter what your religious faith is, what is termed “The Holiday Season” by most of the world, is a special time of year, one that has the sense of a collective surge in positive energy. This energy can be transformative in many situations. This “poem” is about one area of “reality” that I would like to see transformed into a different type of reality.

My Special Christmas Poem

Then one frog
on Christmas Eve,
told Santa
He was gay,
and not in a
Deck The Halls way.
He didn't get anything
for Christmas.
The end.
All finished.
Merry Christmas.
Is that what
you were waiting for?
Get out of here,
go away,
stop reading.
Go away,
stop looking at me.
You're just like that fool
that keep telling me
I know Donner and Blitzen,
Prancing around all high,
and mighty like Cupid.
I've never even been to the damn North Pole
that just plain old stupid.

Let Me Explain

Image By MichaelMaggs , from Wikimedia Commons

If you have read this far you may have been amused by this little exercise in writing, or you may have been offended, then again you may just think it is me being stupid. What is not amusing, and is extremely offensive and stupid, is that each year, thousands of people with psychological disorders spend the holidays coping with the misery of their disorder.

No matter how they acquired their situation, be it their own fault, from years of substance abuse, a genetic condition, or caused by an accident. The holiday season is a time to show a little compassion for them. I am not talking about giving a financial donation to a charity that helps such folk, or even helping the individuals themselves.

While this is great if you do, but a gift of cash, or even time, which are external things, are not going to take away the agony for some of these folks, as most of their agony is completely internal.

What I am Talking About

What I am talking about is giving these people some mental or spiritual attention (which is not preaching your religion to them), for a few moments this holiday season to wish/manifest happiness, hope, and above all, health into their lives. The main purpose is that of envisioning them whole again. What I mean is to spend time "Thinking" about them in a positive way, or praying for them - not preaching at them!

Let me repeat and clarify this again, the main purpose is that of envisioning them whole again. None of this business of “Oh, Lord take away their affliction”, “But for the grace of God go I”, or “That is sad, but that's how Karma works.”. Those types of mental chatter are just self serving mind games people play on themselves, and this particular act of intention/prayer is not about you, it is about that person you wish to have a transformation.

Simply envision/pray that person become whole and well and leave it there. Leave it there!

So when you are out and about this holiday season if you see some rag-a-muffin sitting in an ally singing mixed up Christmas songs, do not look at them with disgust or even with pity, instead take a few moments, and a little bit of that Holiday spirit/energy, to bring that person into wellness.

Smile at them, say "Hello", and perhaps see them as humans.


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar johnnydod
6th Dec 2010 (#)

Hear, hear
Christmas is a time for all.

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author avatar Denise O
6th Dec 2010 (#)

Mark, I could just hug ya right now. Just a lovely and wonderful message!
I agree Johnny, it sure is.
Good is good...period!
Thank you for sharing Mark.:)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Dec 2010 (#)

I'm with you Mark. When I look at a homeless person, i see a human being no different than myself.How can I turn away from someone like that when it's only the grace of God that it's not me or someone I know and love sitting there feeling cold and hungry and unwanted.

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author avatar christopheranton
6th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for bringing us a message that
we should never forget.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
6th Dec 2010 (#)

Very nice! John Prine and Joan Baez would be proud of you!

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author avatar Barbara10Broek
6th Dec 2010 (#)

To bad when it comes to somethings we can't have Christmas all year long

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author avatar aden kendroemen
6th Dec 2010 (#)

Great words Mark, if money cured all ills, they’d be cured by now. I like the poem, it’s good to see your silly side. Merry Christmas

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author avatar Carol
7th Dec 2010 (#)

lovely share Mark, many thanks

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author avatar LOVERME
7th Dec 2010 (#)

thankx a lot
but neither johnny nor u have moderated any
five r pending 2days now and no rejections
i wonder who is in control also there should be a way to be able to delete comments,like this one
sorry but ur kind thanks
i had sent emails to the system too alas!

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author avatar LOVERME
7th Dec 2010 (#)

Now Ur work is excellent
If only we could inject
Some positivity in folks
To help the unfortunate
We all would be doing
A service more towards humanity,
Rather than god
We should not only condemn
Gay poor lesbians or mentally retarded
But we must explain
The consequences so they may perhaps improve.

I have been studying the human mind
For a long time now and i find
Gay’s lesbian’s bi’s in all walks of life
Places positions,
It’s just sexuality
And doesn't interfere in mental functioning
What so ever
Except that we are spilling kerosene on fire
Increasing its blaze
Instead of pouring some water
Or shielding the disordered one
From public eye
Hope i have been able to convey
Some sense else do pardon me
For taking so much of your valuable time.
This is not structured as a poem but to avoid exceeding across ones screen. Hope you will appreciate it thanks again.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
7th Dec 2010 (#)

lovely honey - check your DRAFTS folder - there is nothing pending for you on my screen

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author avatar christopheranton
7th Dec 2010 (#)

To the last contributor.
I am gay,but not disordered.
Such low level prejudice is the foundation stone
of holocausts.

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author avatar aesoplado
8th Dec 2010 (#)

Christmas is the time you see a lot of hypocrites. My opinion on Christmas.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Dec 2010 (#)

In my area, you see a lot of hypocrites at church.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
8th Dec 2010 (#)

@Mark Unfortunately one sees that no matter where one lives. Too many people go to church on Sunday and play-act the life of the Bible believing Christian while living the devil's lifestyle the other six days of the week.

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author avatar chrysolite
12th Dec 2010 (#)

Yes, Jerry Walch! I do so agree with you! It's called hypocrisy! And may I remark as well that if one reads the Bible, it's a history book of every crime available! The passages where God speaks or is cited and recommendations for a spiritual lifestyle are very few and the only passages worth reading and taking on board. Maybe somebody should re-write the Bible?

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author avatar chrysolite
8th Dec 2010 (#)

Dear Mark! Thank you for this great article, I do so agree with you! May God be with you all the time!

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author avatar MightyDreamer
9th Dec 2010 (#)

Many can relate to this Christmas Message and many should take a good look at it closely

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author avatar Denise O
10th Dec 2010 (#)

Mark, no problem I was going to link it to mine but, I took a nap.
I am just now on again.
I work at night. LOL
I was planning on sending my page back to you tonight.
I just wanted to ask you one thign first...
Do you have a suggestion on how I should place it?
I would love to link our two stories together.
Thank you!

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author avatar Denise O
10th Dec 2010 (#)

Thing* and that would be Jerry's and my article.
Thank you once again.:)

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author avatar hieroglyph
12th Dec 2010 (#)

This article only shows that the author has a Heart! I salute you Mark!

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author avatar Greenfaol
20th Dec 2010 (#)

Most excellent article, you're a truly good person.
Well said Christopher!
Merry Xmas xxx

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author avatar jvaughan
12th Mar 2011 (#)

I appreciate this write very much.
I agree that taking immediate action when you see someone in need is the best course of action when faced with such a situation. I would rather give a 20 dollar bill (If I have it) to a homeless stranger (I have on several occasions) because I have a hard time commiting to charities. (Especially since I can't afford to) At the same time I don't feel ashamed or that I am wasting my time if I pray for that individual as well. Chistmas Day has nothing to do with it, it should be done whenever we are able.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
5th Apr 2012 (#)

The pictures itself is self explanatory of a time-
and humanity in a broader screen.
Thank you for sharing your feeling.

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