The Origins and Spirit of Santa
The Origins and Spirit of Santa
The Origins of Santa
There are many stories of the nature and origins of the spirit of Santa Claus. The origin of Santa Claus is based on St. Nicolas, who was a 4th-century Christian bishop from Lycia (in modern-day Turkey). He also has his roots in the early Norse religion. St. Nicolas was known for giving gifts to the poor. In Europe, St. Nicolas is still shown as the bearded bishop. He was made the patron saint of children, the poor, and prostitutes.
Some scholars compare the story of Santa with Norse mythology, where his reindeers being similar to Odin’s magical horse, Sleipnir. The Dutch settlers brought the tradition of Santa Claus to the new world, where shoes would be left out to be filled with gifts.
In the latter part of the 18th century, St. Nicolas became a staple in American popular culture. The name Sant Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname, Sinter Kaas, which was taken from Sint Nikolaas (Dutch for Saint Nicholas) and was depicted in the way that we associate Santa as having stockings filled with toys, and hung at the fireplace.
There are versions of Santa across many cultures in the world. Christkind or Kris Kringle was thought to deliver presents to well-behaved Swiss and German children. In Austria, in early December, children prepare for St. Nicolas to visit them. If they are good, they will receive a reward for presents and treats, if they are bad, they may receive a visit from Krampus.
Krampus is a half-man, half-goat who is said to come around every year to drag all the naughty children to hell, which is slightly more severe than a simple lump of coal in a stocking.
European versions of St. Nicholas have a long tradition of counterparts like Belsnickle and Knecht Ruprecht who punish those who are naughty. Krampus is a character who comes from folklore in Austria’s Alpine region, where he’s been frightening children and amusing adults for hundreds of years.
The Spirit of Santa
If we separate the commercial images in a mall booth or Sunday afternoon holiday movie, there is a version of this powerful, ageless being that is connected to universal, and eternal energies. This spirit is abundant and limitless and can express in many ways in our lives. It is possible to connect with the spirit of Santa and ask for him to bring your wishes to life and the powerful creative energy, which is also healing. There truly is a special type of magic that surrounds the spirit of Santa Claus.
A Psychic Perspective
Santa is not only the jolly man but a spirit that we may connect with every day, not just during the holidays. When we allow the spirit into our lives, we open our hearts and our lives to numerous gifts and a sense of healing and wonder. This comes to us at a miracle vibration and is powerful beyond measure. You may tap into the spirit of Santa at any time, you only need to call upon him.
To connect with Santa, who is truly always present, you may call him by name and ask for what you need. The spirit of Santa helps you to increase your havingness in your life, and experience child-like joy and wonderment, keeping you in an allowing state of play, or what is called ‘kindergarten’. You may learn to connect with Santa in the yearly Santa Claus Meditation, offered live or by MP3 recording to students of Clairvoyant Meditation 102 or higher.
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Authored by Natalie Colosimo
Natalie Colosimo is a passionate psychic reader who has studied intensively with The Psychic School for several years. Natalie exhibits an innate ability to communicate what she sees using a unique and relatable style.
Natalie refined and developed her abilities through intensive learning readings and healings through The Clairvoyant Training Program and is a graduate of The Clairvoyant Teachers Program. She currently works as a Psychic School staff member.
Natalie will be exploring a variety of blog topics related to all things psychic and hopes to rouse a sense of wonder and curiosity in the unseen world of spirit. Natalie believes that everyone can discover psychic abilities. Everyone can uncover their innate psychic awareness and be empowered to find answers and healing in their lives. She passionately guides and supports others to develop their clairvoyance and seniority.