Now that December is upon us, the air is filled with holiday cheer. The streets are lined with holiday lights, the stores are all beautifully decorated, and many of us are preparing for festive events in the upcoming weeks. But what do you do when holiday overload turns into overwhelm? Keep your spirits high and your energy balanced with these 4 tips to get you through the holidays with cheer.
While the act of gratitude is certainly one to be practiced year round, during the holiday season it is especially important to connect with the powerful vibration of gratitude. For many of us, December is a busy time of year filled with many obligations. Between the holiday parties, shopping and completing projects before the year’s end, be sure to take time each day to remind yourself of all that you have to be grateful for.
Expressing gratitude allows us to refresh and rebalance our energy through connecting us with Source. Let gratitude be your hotline to Source this holiday season through giving thanks for all that the Creator has created just for YOU.
2. BE AWARE OF YOUR ENERGY
Pay close attention to how you are feeling this month. With all of the hustle and bustle during this busy time of year, it is easy to get caught up in the rush and put yourself last. For peak energetic health, remember to check in with yourself often to assess how you’re feeling. If you find yourself easily annoyed or aggravated, stop and take the time see what in your space is causing this irritation for you. If you’re experiencing sadness or any other emotions that bring pain, learn to investigate the source of the matter.
I often share with my clients to talk to the pain. Whether you are experiencing physical or emotional pain, ask your pain what it needs for healing. Take some quiet time for yourself, go within, and begin to connect with the energies in your space that do not feel loving and supportive. Listen for the guidance that you receive to help youfind the balance and peace that you are looking for. It is not unusual to feel disconnected during the holiday season, the important thing is to recognize when you’re feeling this way and simply set the intention to be fully present in your space.
3.SHUT IT DOWN
Now more than ever is a good time of year to find time for you to simply shut-it-down. Just as your physical body needs to rest and recharge, so too does your energetic body. When things feel overwhelming or you are feeling pulled in many directions, find some alone time for you to shut down and disconnect from the chaos. In this space of powering down, you allow yourself the opportunity to refresh and recharge your energy.
So what do you do during your time out? A great place to start is meditation. Meditation allows your mind the opportunity to quiet down while connecting you with your heart. This is one of the most powerful things that you can do for you energetic health. For those of you not familiar with meditation, there are many free resources available for guided meditations on the internet and iTunes. Another option for powering down is connecting with nature. Find some time to take a walk outside (weather permitting), read a book while sitting near your houseplants, take the dog out to play, observe the sunrise, sunset, or watch the stars at night. There are many ways to connect with nature, go with what you feel drawn to. Lastly, have a party of one. Sing and dance to your favorite songs while you are alone. Not only is this outrageously fun but it also allows you to forget your worries and be fully present in the moment. Remember to love and enjoy yourself.
4. CONNECT WITH GOD
God, Source, the Creator, or whatever feels right for you, is the source of all being. Be mindful to connect with Source for unlimited access to unconditional love. Connecting with Source through prayer, meditation, or simply asking to be connected for the purpose of receiving unconditional Divine love is such an amazing source of healing that you will find yourself doing this often. When you find yourself stressed, worried, or simply outside of love, connect with God and asked to be filled with unconditional Divine love and feel the powerful shift work in an instant. This is a practice that I do often throughout my day. This can be done in the morning upon waking, while you’re driving, at work, or anytime you recognize that you aren’t quite feeling aligned. This is even a practice that you can walk your children through and make it a fun visualization exercise.
The steps I use for doing this exercise involve connecting with God, asking to receive this loving energy, and imagine it flowing entirely throughout my physical and energetic space. Completely fill up your space with this energy and repeat as often as you feel necessary. This energy is here to support us and is available to all us all of the time.
As you approach this holiday season, do it with confidence. Always remember that you have access to all that you need to maintain a healthy balance within your energetic field.