During the holidays do you ever wonder how all holiday traditions started. What was originally glorifying the birth of Jesus has become a commercial fiasco! Christmas is about everything Jesus stood against. More alcohol consumption, more family feuds, more heartache and sadness isn’t my idea of Christmas. Tradition according to is the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc. from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. There is a large percentage of Americans who believe that traditions unlike theirs are blasphemy. Then again differing opinions are the cause of all wars in history.

Black Friday makes one wonder, when did tradition overshadow good manners and serving each other.  I would like to see good habits like saying please, thank you, I love you, what can I do for you, you are special to me, become tradition and maybe go back to celebrating holidays according to their original meaning. You should see the funny looks I get when I say, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” It seems that the only time we aren’t arguing about religion is when we can all get something out of it. My wife and I quit gifting years ago. We give to each other twenty-four seven, three hundred and sixty-five days a year except leap years, which we truly enjoy as we can give more.

Most of my clients I need to convince that the gift is in the giving. I tried most of my life to fill my God hole with earthly things only to realize the hole had gotten bigger instead of smaller. When I started living my life for and with the guidance of God, my life became filled. I want for nothing. I am satisfied physically, mentally and spiritually. Sometimes I give to the point of resentfulness and have to take a break, which leads me back to giving. This has become my new tradition. When our world realizes that we are made in the image and likeness of God and our purpose is to give unconditionally as God gives, fear will disappear and love will mend all the problems we have created. If you want to know what traditions you could add to your life, remember…

Your LIfe is PERFECT!



Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

About Randolph Ek

My name is Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D. I started life as one of five children of an alcoholic father. The physical and mental abuse nearly destroyed my life. In fact my self-destructive behavior nearly landed me in prison. I eventually was guided to an alcohol/drug counselor and he directed me to a rehabilitation center. Since that time I have spent more than thirty years devoted to helping people find their ultimate potential. We can blame our negative, spiraling life on victimization but until we accept responsibility the power we need is beyond us. When we accept our part in our lives and surrender to a higher power, which I choose to call God, intervention is immediate. God allows us to realize our true power. We are all made in God’s Image and Likeness and have all the power of the universe at our disposal. We are not victims; we are volunteers and once we believe this truth our lives become limitless. God wants us all to have our heart’s desire and he will deliver whatever we continually think about good or bad. Unless I start my day off powerless and humble I cannot make the spiritual connection required to tap into God’s limitless power. God loves mankind and refuses to leave anyone behind. We can go willingly or we can be dragged to salvation. Pain is merely a symptom of spiritual separation mind, body and spirit. Realize, your individual limited resources, seek help, join others in their quest for spiritual understanding. Realize that all religions are right, yet they are also incomplete.

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