I've always loved Christmas. The smell of fresh pine radiates from my sparkly Christmas tree, the Summer vibe is kicking in and there's the excitement of gifts to give and receive. There's also yummy food being gathered and prepared.
The vibration of giving is tangible at this time of the year. Gracious giving and receiving opens our hearts. The heart chakra is expanded when appreciation and love abound. With an open heart we look and act more beautiful. This is what I love. Giving gifts just feels so damn yummy!
Jesus was an open hearted, healer kind of guy. This vibe is what I like to imbibe at Christmas time. I celebrate gratitude, appreciation and the Big kind of Love. And sure, we don't need presents and a feast to be grateful but why not?
This time of the year there are millions of people giving and receiving. The collective energy of that Big Love is palpable when you tune into it. For all those who are feeling lonely, unloved or sad about past Christmases loving prayer is our greatest gift. We can channel the high Love vibe to spread love.
Maybe commercialism, family issues and over spending frustrate you? What about instead of focussing on what you don't like you could experiment working with the spirit of Love and Gratitude?
When we appreciate and accept our friends and family for who they really are, wounds and all, we expand our heart centre. We can do this for strangers too. In this practise our loving light radiates towards others, affecting their vibration. This can soften prickly bits as well as bring healing.
Enjoy giving at this time, in whatever way you feel drawn to.. Your smile and words can be enough. Your loving light is always needed.
Let the Big Love vibe of Christmas shine all over you and everyone you know.
Wishing you a Loving Christmas.
Is life challenging you right now? If you are having a dandy old time of it lately then skip down the page to some wise words from The Dalai Llama for when you're next feeling stuck.
I'm feeling challenged just now. In fact it appears I am driving myself crazy as well as those close to me! After the fact I realised I was projecting some of my own frustration onto my kid which he was able to point out. Being parented by my 11 yo is one of those helpful not helpful things. Upon reflection I realise I'm feeling pressured and it's mainly pressure from myself.
When the path ahead is unclear our egos want control. This can have us demanding, worrying and stressing. When those things happen they can result in arguments, misunderstandings, headaches, addiction, body tension and, well, add a few of your own, there are loads of unhelpful and unhealthy by products.
Security and safety issues are common things that challenge us. We can easily become ungrounded when fear is up around these things. Being stuck in our head or somewhat 'out of it' doesn't lead to flow or forward movement with ease. We act from an unbalanced place. This is when we need to slow down, breathe, get grounded, connect to Higher Intelligence and remember to have faith.
When we observe our fear we gain perspective, we don't have to be right in it, being overwhelmed by it.
Here's some words from The Dalai Llama that I find helpful, maybe they help you too.
A given situation can be viewed as either unbearable or beneficial: it depends how we look at it.
We must make certain that things don’t begin to seem unbearable.
If we look too closely at problems we will see nothing else and they will appear all out of proportion with reality; that is when they become intolerable.
If we can stand back from them, we will be better able to judge them and they will seem less serious.
Don't look too closely at the problems. Stand back and remember it's all just a play.
wishing you flow