Yes, it's that time of year. The time of good cheer, joy, and holiday spirit. It also brings with it commercialism, angst and stress over shopping and where we will find the money to pay for it. But does it have to be that way?
We create our frame of mind and we have the ability to control how we want to see the holidays. Who says that we have to spend a ton of money to buy gifts? Who established that? And why do we buy into it? What do we get from giving? Do we do it from obligation or out of our sincere desire to give? What is the energy that you've attached to giving?
These are all interesting questions to ask yourself and to find out where your ideas came from. Very little of what we believe actually comes from us. It comes from what we've been taught to believe. And because it is so ingrained, it has become automatic for us and we have stopped asking if we still believe it or not. Perhaps it was true about us at one time, but is no longer true. Perhaps it was never true to begin with.
One of the things I do with clients, is to invite them to listen to whose voice it is that they hear when they ask themselves who they are. Who told us that we are smart, or not smart, pretty or not pretty? It's not our inner voice, as that inside we know that we are worthy of all things and that we are just the way we are suppose to be. But the outside world tells us so many things about ourselves that just aren't true. Other people tell us things about ourselves based on their perception. And we believe it and take it on as one of our truths.
I challenge you to sit down and listen to those voices and then discount all the ones that are not from your own heart. Then open your heart and hear who you really are. You will see that any season is a season to be jolly, to celebrate the beauty of life and to be amazed by it as well...........