“Hello, my name is Sid”
I have an alter ego whose name is Sid. Sid is not short for Sydney, as it was in the old days. Instead Sid stands for Santa In Disguise and he is recognized many, many children, especially in super markets. Very, very few adults ever recognize him, so he remains invisible to the children’s parents. One day i was in the market when a child recognized me, smiled at me and started pulling at her fathers trousers, “Daddy, Daddy that man is my friend!!” she said. Her father was “too busy” so engrossed in deciding which packet of food to buy, that he couldn’t even hear his child speaking to him!
Sometimes when mothers see the reaction between Sid and their child, i’ll say to them, “they recognize me, I’m Sid, which stands for Santa in Disguise.” And they will laugh out loud, and I will laugh with them. They think I’m joking, but I certainly aren’t!. And that is why I laugh, because they no longer recognize Santa!
I hate it when parents teach their young children (under 6) that Santa is a myth. Santa is not a myth, Santa is a legend. A myth has no foundation is reality, a legend has a foundation in reality. Santa’s foundation in reality is that He is the first none-family member to be introduced into the family, to the child. He is a safe alternative to many people at large today (both men and women!). Santa is a safe learning habit for small children, to teach them that love doesn’t only come from within the family, but can also come from outside the family too! This sets them up to connect with the source of love later on it life. To deprive children of Santa actually sets up a spiritual block later in life, in adulthood.
When we are born it is our life’s task to connect with the infinite source of Love that we call God (you can call God anything you want, as we can never know His unknowable divine essence, which is essentially called God, Divine Spirit, infinite Spirit etc.) What we can know is His knowable essence, the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit’s name is I AM. Always! in every religion! I am sorry to say that if there is a religion that doesn’t have I Am speaking in it, then that is a cult, not a religion. I Am is always the Fire in every religion. The closer people get to I Am in any religion, the less impediment there is between them and members of other religions close to God.
Gandhi was a man who was close to God through I Am, which is why he took a stance on three sides of the indian argument between the Hindus, the Christians and the Muslims. Unfortunately the followers of these religions were too far away from the Love of God to take heed and ended up fighting each other, with the Muslims taking off and creating Pakistan. Whenever there is fighting between religions, it is always because they have forgotten the Love, the Fire, of God, and work only in the words of God (the water) written in a book. Water/Words equals war, Love/Fire equals Peace! Simple as that.
I notice that when children reach the age of 7/8 and no longer literally believe in Santa, they still mostly maintain the literal belief for their younger brothers and sisters. It’s as if they understand the importance of Love and distinguish between the reality of abstract Love and the concrete example of Santa’s Love. Just because Santa doesn’t “really” exist doesn’t mean that what He represents – external love – doesn’t exist. Take Santa away and what are you left with? Why, an expression of Love of course! Most small children can recognize this fact. Most “adults” can’t! Which is why His Holiness Jesus exhorts us to “become like the little children!” Not to become childish, but to become child-like in our acceptance of true love!
Children accept the truth, especially the truth of Love, much more easily than adults. After being an atheist for 14 years I became reborn. I then had to face my 6 year old son and tell him God/Love did exist after all. It took me a week to bring the subject up. I haltingly told him that I had been wrong in being an atheist and the God did exist. To which he replied(bless his heart), “I know that dad!” and walked away into his room! Leaving me to pick my jaw up off the floor! “Out of the mouths of babes!!!” Lol!
So look out for Sids! I am not the only one – they are everywhere in the world!
Posted on November 6, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged become like the little children, external, His Holiness, I Am, internal, Jesus, jiam, Love, Santa, Santa in Disguise, Sid. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.