My head is now filled with Christmas songs (so annoying at times!) and a long to-do list of deliciousness I want to cook and bake, on top of a list of DIY gifts I want to make, and cards still to be mailed to friends around the world. And… I just realized that much of this has to be done THIS WEEK since there are only 2 weekends left before the big family get-together.
I am so grateful that we are settled in our new home – no renos; no moving this year… That’s one stress factor off the list!
I am also grateful for all the tips and techniques I have tried & tested over the years to help me manage this time of increased stress. Without these, I’d probably be curled up in a ball under a blanket, in a dark corner of my room, waiting for all of this to pass before venturing out in the world again… Can you relate?
This has been a trying year for many. So much has been falling apart. So much polarities have flared up — in the me against you; us versus them; left or right mentality. All this is good, and absolutely perfect in the big scheme of things. We are after all at the tail end of a “1” year in terms of numerology, with an energy of renewal, redefinition, and starting over. The number 1 is like a magic sword, cutting through and separating everything: thoughts, feelings, things we took for granted, values we had not questioned in a while… Everything is cut in pieces, analyzed, compared and re-sorted. The 1 can be ruthless.
To put it plainly, it was a make-or-break year… and lots of stuff broke apart. The gift here is that we get to go deeper in what we truly value. We get to see ourselves in comparison to others and redefine what is really best for the highest good. We get to look at our reflection and what karma is shining back at us in the vibrational mirror of life. The good news is that we’re heading into a “2” year with the energy of balance, cooperation, and rebuilding through partnerships. So hold on, breathe deeply, and start imagining what new reality you want to create for you, and for the collectivity.
So before you reach for that big blanket to hide from the world… implement a few of these tips and techniques. They’ll help you coast through the season with more joy and grace. Let me know how they’re working for you!
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