Lives in the Spirit of the Season
Well this Christmas season really kept me busy, right from the beginning of December and every time I felt like I was finally catching up I would fall behind again. This unfortunately kept me from my writing but honestly when I’m so busy it’s hard to relax my mind and let the creative side flow and I really want to put out something that people can connect with. Even though it’s through social media and not personal (face to face) connection, for me it needs to feel genuine and I hope it does for you. I welcome any and all comments, I find sometimes that even the smallest thing said can inspire another thought in me that can bring greater enlightenment and awareness that I can hopefully share with all of you.
I did find that even though this season usually has everyone rushing around that there were many people (strangers) that didn’t seem as stressed this year and seemed to really be living in the spirit of the season.
What does Christmas mean to you? Are you feeling the true spirit of the season?
The best gifts one can receive are not available in stores, you can’t buy a close connective bond with someone, you can’t buy a family to share the season with and you can’t buy love.
If you had asked me at this time last year what I thought next Christmas was going to be like I wouldn’t have answered with how it has actually been, which is better than I had expected. The changes I had experienced this year, some more challenging than others, opened up new paths and took me in directions that have enriched my life in ways I didn’t realize were there.
Even though I’ve embraced this holiday season every year with joy I found that this year felt positively different, like something changed although I don’t think it was just the season or those around me, it was me as well.
Although, I wasn’t pointedly changing the way I look at things for any particular reason, I didn’t have a plan to do so. I think certain challenges this year changed me and as a result that also changed the way I look at things. Things that carried a certain level of significance were diminished and other aspects that weren’t as significant became more important. All those levels changed for me and those changes affected my outlook and perspective, obviously a greater clarity was in the cards for me or the universe wouldn’t have created the opening that brought me to this place.
Because of this change of feeling Christmas came in this year feeling warmer than ever and it feels like this is the beginning of a new chapter, one that is on the upswing and is going to bring more depth to my life.
It is my belief that life changing events, in whatever form they come through in, expose and cleanse the soul and how we transcend through them can elevate our awareness in all aspects of our lives and can be especially heightened by Christmas Magic. This is what I experienced as my change of feeling and that awareness, although not expected, has brought more feelings of positive energy and a greater sense of faith in life and that things will work out as they are meant to.
Christmas is the holiday that reaches the soul, it is meant to bring people together whether they are family or not, to join with each other to honor the season and celebrate the love we have for those in our lives and share compassionately with those that may be struggling.
Even though there are challenges throughout the years that sometimes feel too difficult to get past there is one thing that never changes – the feeling of magic at Christmas. It can transport you back to cherished memories and traditions that were the beginning of the many years to come for creating and building upon that Christmas Magic.
Christmas is also the reminder that a new year is just around the corner and I think that the magic swirling around from the Christmas season enhances my excitement for the opportunities I feel are on the horizon. I definitely have a good feeling about 2014, there are indications all around for each of us that can help lead to the path of greater happiness, you just have to be open and aware. The universe leads us down certain paths to help and teach us how to find greater awareness for the path we are destined to be on.
Embrace your mistakes as much as your victories because both have lessons within.
Merry Christmas to all, I wish everyone a happy, healthy and positive holiday season. I hope you all get what you have wished for and more.
December 27, 2013 at 9:07 am
Happy Holidays to you, Shelley!
January 2, 2014 at 1:22 am
Happy Holidays to you too Danielle! 🙂