Christmas Ghost Stories
Posted on December 12, 2019 by dragonspitapothecary
As a kid it never made much sense to me why there would be ghosts and Christmas together. Ghosts clearly belonged in Halloween and Christmas is all Santa, elves and reindeer. When I would watch the Scrooge movie and see that the ghosts were really about foretelling the future and giving the Scrooge options that was cool and all but again why did it have to be a ghost? Wouldn’t an elf fairy work as well? They can also be scary I think.
The story of the Scrooge and his encounters with three ghosts is still an important story today, ghosts and all. I find it interesting though that it took Christmas and three strange looking ghosts for the Scrooge to realize how limited he had been in doing right by others. His greed, drive for success and disregard for others in that pursuit a hard focus down the middle of the road. How often in our own life are we the same though? Let’s face it we can all see that at points the Scrooge felt taken advantage of and just like us that makes you hesitate the next time.
In many ways it makes sense that ghosts would be part of Christmas. They are reflections of decisions throughout the year and they are foretelling of future conditions as a result. They reflect personal experiences and perspective for how things are in life. It brings sense and support to our decisions and directs us along the paths we choose to take every day. So knowing there are good and bad decisions and choices we make every day using that to propel in the direction we want to go is entirely possible. If you believe in fate, ghosts and elves maybe it’s more entertaining too?
The Ghost of Consumerism
A perfect example of where we can positively influence our future is in the purchasing decisions we make every day. What we buy, what we use and consume and what purpose it serves in our life. To me this goes well beyond just being a person who loves shopping as a sport or hobby and it also goes beyond basic consumerism. No my friend this is about the deep dark knowledge we know already but willingly ignore when we shop because of price tag, convenience and just plain what we’ve always done.
We can all commonly agree that some of the ingredients in products is over the top and not quite healthy or safe. So if a bottle has a caut