I love the holidays. I have to admit that I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, adorning the fireplace mantel with Santa, his reindeer, lights, and candles. By the end of the day, the tree is covered with lights and ornaments. I find it one of the most heart-filled times of the season to see those shining, sparkling colors bringing a bright light to the room. And it does bring a smile to my face when a 4-year-old walks through the front door, is mesmerized by the tree, the Santas and the angels and asks whether I’m Mrs. Santa Claus too!
Helping the darkness become light
I wait for that day to be able to bring light and color into my home. It seems that once November is upon us and the sun is sinking into the horizon earlier each day, there is a darkness that is deeper and more enveloping as each day passes. For centuries, people have celebrated Winter Solstice by hanging bright lights and evergreen boughs to symbolize the continuity of life. The Solstice is the turning point when those dark, short days are going to start getting lighter. Well, I for one, do not want to wait!
For me, turning on the Christmas lights brings the joy of the Solstice into my home at the end of November rather than the end of December. Plus I do love Christmas.
The gift of breath and life
My Christmas gift to you is a way to experience more comfortable and more expansive breath, even during those times when you have so much on your plate you don’t know how you’re going to pull it off. Give yourself a hug! Hold your upper arms with a light, gentle touch, and you will be reminding your body to create space for each breath. And then give yourself an even bigger hug by touching the outside edge of your shoulder blades. You are connecting with an energy balance point that is all about being complete. That which was is and shall be, to bring the full circle of life to every cell of your being.
Bringing the Light into the Season with your joy
I wish each and every one of you a delightful and joyful holiday season! And may you experience helping the darkness become light.
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