OH, THAT WONDERFUL HOLIDAY ENERGY!
Hello again Dear Friends,
It's upon us once again and I must admit that for the most part the vibrational change in people from Thanksgiving to Christmas is both welcome and pleasant.
Sure all the materialism wears thin, but smiles, generosity, and kindness are at expanded levels, and don't most of us find life and human interaction to be a bit more pleasing this time of year? Almost everywhere you go people just seem to be more giving and patient, and it becomes contagious.
It's interesting to observe human nature. For so much of the year fear, distrust, and cynicism all seem to build on themselves through the media and everyday interaction, but for this one month it seems to change. Do you notice how even the stories presented to us on daily television news seem to take on a more giving, peaceful, and generous tone?
This is a perfect time of year to just stop, get present with yourself, and listen inward. Wouldn't our physical life experience be more pleasant if the current "holiday vibe" was more the year round rule than the exception? What if all year long the media looked for positive upbeat stories to share with us as they do now?
The fact is, if we are indeed looking for that perpetual inner peace and joy it's most likely not going to come from outside media sources or even friends and family...............it will come from within. It comes from being personally accountable for our own well being and doing the work that goes along with it.
I know I bring it up regularly but it never ceases to amaze me how most people are somewhat willing to put effort into their business, hobbies, health, and relationships, but unwilling to work and practice towards personal peace and joy? Why is this? I think the answer lies with the idea that results relative to our hobbies, health, etc are usually easily and quickly physically measured. Have I lost some weight from diet and exercise or has my piano playing improved? These are relatively easy measurements to observe, but when it comes to emotional or vibrational changes, measurement of success may be more difficult and even frustrating, and this is where some faith comes in.
Faith has been described as believing in something you cannot prove physically, and this is typically where energetic, emotional, and vibrational alterations fall into, at least in the beginning. As we shift and change our energetic vibration the physical manifestations will always follow but it often is not immediate. It takes some patience, belief, and faith!
Accepting total accountability for our physical and emotional experience is the key to achieving peace and joy. Success comes by way of many baby steps and having faith in your desired outcome.
As we bask in some of the warmth of the holiday season why can't we make the entire year feel the same? That's a nice New Year's resolution isn't it? We all have the personal power to increase the joy of our life by becoming accountable, taking the right baby steps, and having faith.
How about in closing I share one of those hard to believe metaphysical stories, we sometimes come across. Often these stories seem so impossible that unless we lived it ourselves or we know the storyteller we discount the reality. Well here you go.
Two weeks ago a close friend of mine had to euthanize his dear dog "Summit", who was a constant and wonderful companion. My friend does not believe in life or spirit after death, was deeply saddened by his decision and his loss. To his absolute shock, the morning after the passing of Summit, he sat down at his computer to work, and the personal picture he sends with his emails for the past ten years had been replaced with a picture of Summit from his photos.... He was floored and swears he did not make the change, his computer is password protected, and NO ONE had access to his computer. He, or his wife, have no idea how the picture got there! Frankly, as his eyes welled up telling me this story, he's beginning to think his beliefs may be changed forever.
Happy Holidays to all!!
With Love and appreciation.