The smell of cookies baking, the fresh scent of pine from the tree, the twinkling of the lights, family and good friends gather together singing carols in front of the fire while sipping on eggnog — but wait — only in a perfect world you say?
What’s happened to the childlike wonder, the excitement, expectation and thrill of seeing what Santa left under the tree?
How did that all seem to disappear?
It’s called STRESS!
And for many people the holiday season brings more sadness than joy, more tears of sorrow coupled with bouts of anxiety.
Over the past few holidays millions of families are feeling more stress than joy during this most joyful & festive holiday season. The feeling of dread lies in the pit of their stomach as anguish over how to explain to a child that Santa won’t be visiting their house this year, haunts their waking thoughts.
What once filled the home with peace and joy is now filled with hopelessness or despair…
- How did the magic of Christmas disappear?
- When did Christmas become a materialistic holiday?
- Why has stress become more of the norm?
If this holiday season you find your Self in a less than desirable situation, release your Self from the bondage of STRESS and instead of self-punishment and self-badgering, turn instead to the Christmas Angels and ask for a Christmas miracle and then be open to receiving it.
Shift your focus away from the appearance of lack and instead focus on the many things that you have to be grateful for.
Christmas is about family.
It’s about sharing a special day with the ones you love.
Don’t waste this magical time of the year by pining away over what could have, should have or might have been.
Our children, in these troubled times, need something to hold on to, some ray of hope, something to believe in. Let’s teach them that Christmas lives within our hearts, that the magic of Christmas lives there as well.
Somewhere along the way life became too serious.
Playfulness, joyful wonder, inquisitiveness and make believe were quieted and stress became the norm.
If stress is dampening your holiday season, stop where you are right now, breath in a deep breath, hold it for a moment, then exhale through your mouth.
This will assist you in becoming relaxed.
Meditation is an excellent means to quiet the mind and reduce stress.
Spending a short time in the morning and in the evening before you retire will aid in maintaining your connection to Source. When one is connected, fear, doubt, worry and other negative emotions cannot exist. For two emotions opposite by nature simply cannot occupy the same space.