My song today is a seasonal song that has been in the Christmas charts for more years than I can remember, and which has rapidly climbed up the charts again to eventually reach the Number 1 spot, 26 years after it was first released, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’. This Christmas song is by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey who co-wrote and co-produced it with Walter Afanasieff. The song has become a Christmas standard and continues to surge in popularity each holiday season.
We all want different things for Christmas, but at the top of most people’s list will be a loving partner and soul mate with whom to spend the rest of our lives. Sadly, this is a dream which cannot be for many of us, due to a variety of circumstances. When it is possible to have one’s soul mate by your earthly side, however, one’s experience of life enters a new stratosphere. It is as though we are transported closer to Heaven to live out the remainder of our earthly life with our sweetheart. It is no mere coincidence that the name of endearment we attach to our most loving partner and lifelong sweetheart is one of ‘soul mate’.
Such a happy union between two loving partners always represents a coming together of much more than mere flesh. It is a meeting of minds that provides a telepathic understanding and chain of communication, however difficult the topic under discussion might be. The heart of each soul mate beats in perfect synchronization, as though it is one combined heart muscle inhabiting both bodies and providing the sole reason for being alive. The loving couple shares a heart so large that even the degree of love they feel for each other is too great an amount to be housed there, and should their heart ever falter or fail either, the lives of both individuals will die in some measure. Completing their wholeness of self, togetherness, and joint purpose is their enshrinement within a spiritual snowball of increasing love that binds each other stronger with every roll throughout their lives together until death do they part. That is the way I feel about my relationship with my wife Sheila. I wish everyone I know could feel that way. Then, it truly would be Christmas for us all.
Love and peace Bill xxx