December 22nd, Christmas is around the corner. Tis a time of fun, joy, excitement, holiday wishing and cheer. The holiday season started in a great way right after Thanksgiving Day, as many stood in lines for hours to get the deals offered on Black Friday – the biggest shopping day of the year. Vibes are high as Holiday Spirit reins Supreme, however I have noticed lately that the mood of the Season has changed a bit.
People are complaining a lot about having to rush everywhere, that traffic is unmanageable, the weather is not Christmassy enough, too warm and not having a “White Christmas”, not snowing anytime soon. The shopping spirit has been dampened quite a lot, people browse but don’t go to the register. Stores already have preholiday sales up to 70% percent in order to motivate consumers, and many restaurant owners are concerned with the lack of business.
What has happened I wondered, why not cheerful with all the cheer in the air, could it be the Holiday Spirit is too intense? I think so I concluded thinking of the clients who have visited me this month. Many of them are sad and more emotional than ever; some because of the feeling of loneliness, missing loved ones who they cannot be with nor communicate, and grieving the departed. Tight finances don’t help either.
You are not alone my friends many of us are sailing on the same boat. Holiday spirit can be merciless if we let it. Affecting you this way it may be a signal that you have some inner cleansing to do. Pick up the phone and reconnect with people you are not in speaking terms with. Do you even remember the reason you are not together? If not ready, write them a card, tell them you love them. Be forgiving of others and especially of the precious you. If you are thinking negative thoughts ask yourselves why. Could it be you don’t have enough faith in your selves and God that all will change for the better? Could it be negative holiday conditioning? Why the feeling of unworthiness? You are very special you know, and worthy of all that is good and Godly, you are unique.
To counteract feeling sorry for one’s self start itemizing your blessings on paper, you have so many; that will change the vibration around you and miracles will begin to happen. Believe in miracles; list your desires in your journal with expectancy, close your eyes and meditate on them in quietness. I hear jingles and merry tunes; I think you’re back. Santa is visiting you soon. You are blessed!