We could talk or even argue for days on what Spirit of Christmas really is (or what Christmas really is for that matter) and where is came from but then again we would be defeating the purpose of the holiday arguing.
I am one of those kids that was fortunate to have celebrated this holiday in love and joy with lots of fun. No arguing, fighting or stressing out over presents and what to get. We weren’t rich but we had the spirit of love for each other. I know I might be an anomaly, especially these days.
I guess it seems my childhood and growing up was a little simpler time maybe. For me the intention and the focus is not whether it is little baby Jesus’ birthday or that it is a pagan festival, but that we are entering into the dark nights, the winter season. This is a time to go within, reflect, to nurture yourself and others, to renew the soul and the body for the next phase of the planting in spring.
OK, that was me thinking of medieval times! Anyway, it is still important, even though most of us may not need to rejuvenate ourselves for the next season of planting! We still need to rejuvenate and reflect for ourselves, though. I believe that if we understand the spirit of this season, to be kind to self and others, and to give from our hearts, we would all enjoy holidays more and come to understand what they are truly about…. what we want them to be about.
That seduction of buy, buy, bargain, bargain, go! go! makes us out of balance and in turn, brings up old stories, regrets, hidden untold upsets and major stress that makes people act ungrateful and downright angry.
But what are we angry about really? Eamily? Stories we believe are true, about having to do something for someone? Could be? But ultimately I believe that the bottom line is when we truly take care of the self and heal the stories of the past, let go and stop allowing anyone or anything to break your joy. Then you’ll have the first shift into creating what you want and have a better opportunity to really get the holiday spirit.
I say use the holiday (which ever one it is) to share yourself, your life, your joy in what ever way you see fit. It might be you take that time to be alone, take a trip to relax, or maybe it’s with the people you truly love. Drop out of the “obligation or manipulation” game with yourself or with others. Choose how you want it to go and feel the joy that is you and the spirit of the energy you want.
If you love you, and are honest about what you want, step into the authentic self care seeing the treasure to be had for you and others in your world. Take the time to reassess, release the past, create a today that is truly important to you. Ask yourself who you want in your life, are they aligned with you and if not, give yourself the gift of letting go.
Create yourself and the holiday the way you envision and for every holiday. Make it yours and let go of focusing on what’s not working. Let go of being led around emotionally by the words propaganda in the holiday season, celebrate and empower yourself.
Live and design your life everyday with the spirit of you and this Christmas the spirit of love what ever that looks like. You get to design your life everyday!
Happy Holidays from me and Global Badass Goddess and MSTT Productions
Glenda Benevides – mirrorspeaksthetruth.com 2018