Hey everyone. I thought I would ramble on for a bit about the holidays which are fast approaching. I think the older I get, the faster these holidays seem to approach. It was just summertime! Any way, Thanksgiving is next week, and I am just shocked by this fact. I love Thanksgiving. It is such a nice holiday to celebrate. I love cooking and being with my family. Oh and I love love love eating all that yummy food. I also like the general laziness of this holiday. There are no gifts to worry about. It's all about gratitude and eating. What's not to love? Of course I choose to be grateful every day of the year, but that is just me.
This time of year also offers us a great opportunity for reflection. I love to think back on the year and see how far I have come, and where I want to go next (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritualy). I look at the goals I have accomplished and reassess where I want to focus my attention next. I feel strongly that having goals, dreams, intentions are important. If you are ambling along with no real goal in mind, you won't really manifest very much. Along with having goals I think it is necessary and beneficial to be flexible in those goals. If something isn't working, tweak it. Take a step back. It is important to listen to your wise self at all times. It will never lead you astray. So often we do things out of obligation or guilt. This is YOUR life. If you are living within your purpose and truth, not only will you be happier, but everyone around you will benefit as well. Consider it a public service to be in alignment with your
So when you are feasting this holiday season, take a moment to reflect on how far you have come and how far you wish to go. Then just listen to your wise self. Follow the advice of that person. Your truth, is your truth. No one can argue with your Divinity. Until next time....
I am big on affirmations. I have been saying them and reading them for longer than I can remember. However, I feel that if you go to the trouble of saying these wonderful little gems, you might as well put all the feeling you can muster into it.
I like to take it a step further as well. If I say something along the lines of, "I love my life or my life is fun, funky and blessed", I then go out into the world and take an action which supports the affirmation. Taking action is the key to attaining the life you desire. You can be aligned, meditate 4 hours a day, do all the "right" things, but still your life won't really change. You need to get off your behind and get moving on those goals.
I think that is where most people get stuck. They don't know what to do, so they do nothing. Or they are comfortable in their misery. Or they use excuses as to why they are so miserable. I say do something, anything! It doesn't really matter. If you are stuck, go for a walk. Better yet, do something out of your comfort zone, just on the edge.
Nothing new can come into your life without you getting out of your comfort zone. It doesn't have to be something huge, just a step or two to give your mind, body and spirit a new perspective. Change can be scary, but it can also lead you somewhere awesome.
I am going to share a little secret with you (actually it isn't really a huge secret). When I am feeling overwhelmed or stuck I rearrange my furniture. The act of moving things and cleaning a bit really helps shift my perspective. Truly! Just ask my husband and kids. I also like to purge things I no longer use. I will either donate the items or have a yard sale. For me, this seemingly unrelated act really, really clears my head and shifts my awareness to the next step. If you feel brave, give it a whirl. Let me know what happens. Until next time...
I have started a fairly new tradition with my kids this month. I know a lot of folks already do this and post on Facebook, but I have decided to try this with my entire family. We began on November 1st. listing just one thing we are grateful for. We will continue with this until Thanksgiving. I have a written chart, and we each take turns at the dinner table writing that one special thing we hold gratitude for.
Now, my 9 year old thinks it's funny to write down "toilet", but I suppose that is something that not everyone has. The catch for this is to write something new each day. If my son had his way, he would list "pizza" everyday. I actually do this little gratitude practice each night before I go to sleep. I shoot for three things that happened that day. Sometimes all I can think of is my nice, cozy bed. But hey that is something. And it is very cozy.
I think it is important to remember how blessed we are, truly. There are so many people with so much less. I have chosen to bring this exercise to my family now because we are entering the season of the "I wants". This time of year has become so commercialized, and I dislike that. I saw a Christmas commercial the day before Halloween. Stressing out about the holidays defeats the purpose of the holidays in my opinion. I choose to focus on enjoying my friends and family, rather than finding that perfect gift (on sale). So what are you grateful for today? I am grateful that I have this ability to write blogs for folks to read, enjoy and hopefully learn a thing or two. Until next time...
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.