Dear ones, please take time during the busy season to rest and take care of yourself.
In this season, there is so much human busyness – rushing, doing, trying to beat the clock, meet the deadline, make the holiday celebration perfect, trying to please one and all, beat the crowds, put on a magnificent feast.
You run yourself ragged and you wear yourself down! You override your body’s natural rhythms and needs, pushing yourself over the limit of endurance. Another word for this is “stress”.
Can you pull back, breathe, regroup, rethink, and slow down?
Find your center. Bring your awareness to your heart and breath. Tune into your innate wisdom. What is most important to you this year as you celebrate your holiday? What can you let go of?
For your health and sanity, let go of the elaborate expectations and preparations that you do not enjoy! Let go of extra events and “must-dos” you have to squeeze into your busy schedule. If others expect things you do not want to deliver, let them do the work, take the time, make the effort!
What activities will satisfy your soul and connect you with love to family and friends without overwhelm?
Do those things! They can be so simple and easy! Play a board game, sing songs, read a book together. Go for a walk, have a heart to heart conversation.
Remember the real heart of the season, gathering with those you love and enjoying each other, greeting the sun, creating light, love and warmth together.