The holidays are upon us and Christmas is right around the corner.
Have you done your baking, cooking and bought your favorite "drink"?
This week is about celebrating the year 2018, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
(If that is what you believe)
Many of you will talk about Christmas as presents, parties, family and food. What a beautiful way to celebrate.
Some of you will talk about Christmas as family, friends and fun. What a glorious way to celebrate.
Few of you will feel pain and suffering this time of year due to remembering someone who has passed away or that you are alone and feel isolated.
Know this, to your suffering, I say celebrate it. If you celebrate it, you become detached from it, then you can let it go. Be someone new and different for the year 2019.
Christmas Eve. What a wonderful "feeling" day. Some people will only have to work half a day, while others may not have to work at all. This is the time of vacations.
Some people will start cooking for Christmas or finish wrapping their presents today. Some (God bless, glad it is not me) will take off to the mall or shopping to try and squeeze in one more trip for presents.
As you all know, the stores will be crazy packed, the parking lots will be full and moods sometimes can be "quick tempered". I have noticed that if I have to go to the store this time of year, (I slow down and just ALLOW) everyone really is patient and smiling. (That is in my world).
Today you could feel a bit impatient or stressed due to this deadline but if you INHALE and EXHALE (don't turn blue), let it out and relax, you may just get a glimpse into my world.
If you encounter someone who is in a flurry and rush, did you add to this energy or did you just let it flow through you?
That is what will determine how your day arrives, shows up and feels like.
FUN, FUN, FUN, unless you have not worked through your family issues, this day will trigger you into an old pattern of getting angry or frustrated. I know you have had a hard year in 2018, that brought lessons and experiences that you learned from.
How to LOVE beyond what you can bear, how to be PATIENT beyond your limits and then YOU WILL RECEIVE this back to you in 2019.
That is our celebration today.
For all the things you have been through, have learned and have changed inside of yourself, you have made this world a better place for everyone else. (I will unwrap that present now).
Eat to much, drink to much, dance to much, laugh to much and LOVE to much today.
I believe that is what Christmas is all about.
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” ― How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Ok, today brings a reality check with it. Something happened over the weekend that just turned your world upside down, if you attached your "Why Me?" to it.
Today brings in the reality of what happened because you now have to do something brand new, a different way and it could make you feel like you are taking a step back, due to what happened.
It is like you buy a new car, drive it off the lot, then get into an accident that totals your car and it WASN'T even your fault. This could leave you doubting yourself, your life and your choices.
Do not let this event or situation scare you. Do not get off center. Do not loose hope. Do not get off track. Look deeper into this situation and find out why this was DONE FOR YOU AND NOT TO YOU. What is the gift that was just given to you? LOOK... you have another present for Christmas. Celebration time!!
Get out of feeling sorry for yourself and find the gift. This is the fastest way to get through a lesson.
Today you could also visit with friends and catch up because you didn't see them at Christmas. Enjoy yourself and laugh. (Yep, I will say it again LAUGH).
The clock is ticking, the end is coming, its going to be to late.
Some of you may feel a deadline or an end coming and may feel you have not done enough to be prepared. You could get scared of what is coming and not know how to feel better about the world you are in or the relationships you have chosen.
When something ends, it also brings a new beginning.
So you do have another chance to change anything in your life.
Start today and create your "declaration journal". Declare what you want to take with you into the New Year and declare what you do not want with you in the New Year.
Make this declaration clear and if you need to, SAY IT OUT LOUD.
You will gain clarity and help someone today, because of this small step you have taken.
"Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy." -Sarah Ban Breathnach
(This is an old picture but illustrates perfectly what the energy is about today)
When 2 or more come together, a third force is created. (Creation)
Have you been putting off joining a group?
Have you been saying, "Maybe next time" to an re-occurring event.
Have you been ignoring that invitation to do a project with someone?
An interesting phenomena occurs when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one is combined with another. ......Gregory Bateson
Saturday and Sunday:
Whoo Hooo, we have a ONESIE weekend again.
That means 2 days that will be the same. (Just thought I would give you that definition)
This is a weekend of things that will "FALL". Just like when the leaves fall in the FALL.
Leaves, in the fall time, let go of the past season, releasing itself to "Source" and goes back into the ground to be reborn in the next season.
As you look at this weekend, let go like the leaves do. Let go of anything that does not make you happy, bring you joy or fulfill your life anymore.
It could be letting go of things, possessions, friends, relationships, foods, patterns, habits or words you have always used.
Let these things fall away. Let them fall to Mother Earth to be reborn into something sparkling and new. Do not try to imagine what the new will be. Let it create itself for you as a joyful gift. Let it be a surprise.
This weekend is also about letting go of "What you think it should be like".
You may think you know what you want, but let go of that idea.
You may think you know how to do something, but let go of that intentional interruption to creation.
Let all of this fall away and allow the "NEW" to be reborn and grown in its creation as it is already completed. It only needs you out of the way, and the spring to arrive so it can bloom.
This is a great practice to do until the second week of January so you don't get in your own way. So you don't get lost in thinking you need to re-create the wheel. You do not need to do anything, just let go from now, this weekend, until the 2nd or 3rd week of January. Say this MANTRA as many times as you need to.
LET IT FALL AWAY
LET IT FALL AWAY
LET IT FALL AWAY
LET IT FALL AWAY
See you next week, Blessings. Jasmin