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Magical Mysterious Yuletide Gifts and the Christmas Candle

Although many of you may have seen this before, I am encoring this post of mine, from past years. This has been my own tradition on Christmas Eve for many years. I hope it will inspire you, whatever your beliefs may be, for it is a powerful spell of transformation and abundance.

This year, it seems more important than ever, especially for those who find themselves in desperate straits, thanks to the pandemic.

You will, I promise, discover it is a profound gift that returns to you many times over. Just please stay safe.

Enjoy and blessed be!

Magical Mystery Miracle Money

We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa

This will cost between 10 and 30 or so dollars. More, of course, if you want. Start slowly if you wish, but I would not be surprised if, in coming years, the amount you decide to spend moves up and up. I know it has for me!

It’s very simple. Here’s how it began.

A number of years ago, by pure coincidence (!), I was shopping for a cheap shower curtain at one of those dollar stores, in a neighborhood I don’t usually frequent. It just happened to be the afternoon of Christmas Eve.

I couldn’t help but notice all the people crowding in the dollar store toy department on Christmas Eve: people who looked desperate; people who were clearly scraping together everything they had for that last minute chance to make their children smile. They were young. They were elderly. They were people struggling against overwhelming odds.

Sure, maybe not everyone in the store. But most. Without a doubt.

So, I got a crazy idea. I happened (oh, yes, just another coincidence!) to have a bunch of one dollar bills in my wallet. I surreptitiously pulled them out, and started tucking each one here and there among the toys.

Not so hidden that someone might not find them, but not too obvious, either. I deliberately skipped over the guns and violence-promoting toys. I didn’t stick them inside books, since I felt that the odds would be fairly low for that particular book to be picked up, and the money put to use.

And, oh yes, I was also a bit concerned that my sneaky behavior might be interpreted as shoplifting, instead of shop-giving. So I was careful not to act too suspiciously.

After I planted my money, I paid for my shower curtain and left. I do not recommend hanging around to see the results. That would come much too close to stroking the ego. Plus, I believe it’s best at that point to hand the rest of the job over to Mystery.

In fact, I highly recommend the secrecy of it. Until a few years ago, when I began sharing it here with you, I had only told two people ever about my annual Christmas Eve errand.

I have decided to let you in on my secret, because wouldn’t it be fun if magical mystery miracle money started appearing in lots of places, on a day when people could sure use it?

Over the years, my investment has increased, and I include fives and tens when I can. I also have started placing some near the infants’ clothing, the kids’ coats, baby food, the shoes, and other necessities. I know that every dollar, even if it is only found much later by a clerk doing inventory, is well spent.

And by the time I walk out the door, I am the wealthiest woman alive!

And speaking of miracles…

Tonight at midnight, or tomorrow morning if you prefer, for those of you who celebrate Christmas, it is time for you to light your final, center candle.

With its light, welcome the Redeemer, the Bringer of Light, and vow to renew your own part in the ancient promise of faith, hope, and love that was given on this most holy night.

For we all agree that the greatest of these is love.





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  • December 24, 2020, 3:02 am anna mosca

    I love your idea, thank you!

  • December 24, 2020, 8:45 am nofixedstars

    this is such a beautiful practice. i am glad that you shared it. merry and bright!

  • December 24, 2020, 1:05 pm Reverend Donna M. Swindells

    A great idea to spread the good fortune we have & give to others, but not directly. Fortuna may guide the people who need welcomed dollars & find them in surprising places.
    May your generous gifts come back to you 3 fold.

  • December 24, 2020, 5:15 pm Niamh

    Love is the Divinity who creates peace among humans and calm upon the sea; the windless silence of storms, repose and sleep in sadness. Love sings to all things that live and are, soothing the troubled minds of gods and mortals.

  • December 26, 2020, 11:20 am John Mathis

    Nearly 20 years ago, I was at dinner and when the bill came, it had already been paid. What was on the receipt tray was a business card that said “This is a Random Act of Kindness.” Been repeating this ever since to the point that it is my “play”. In darkness even the smallest light can make a big difference.

  • December 27, 2020, 11:27 am Athena Noctua Bubo

    Beth Owl-

    The last Rave in this Seattle Times Rant and Rave column made me think of you and your wonderful tradition.

    RAVE to the lovely lady who came into our local laundromat and handed out Christmas cards along with a roll of quarters worth $10 to everyone there and quickly left. I hope Santa is as nice to her as she was to us.

  • December 30, 2020, 2:43 pm Phylis Priebe

    I LOVE the story of your Christmas tradition at the dollar store. I will spread your goodness next year. Thank you.

  • December 31, 2020, 12:45 pm Beth

    I adore reading all your stories. Thank you all for being a part of this joyful practice. And for sharing here. ❤️