Posts Tagged ‘help for the holidays’

May Your Holidays Be A Holy Adventure

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My friend and I are having a holy adventure as our husbands deal with physical challenges. We text back and forth, sometimes we talk. Mostly, we give encouragement to each other about this holy experience.

Are you having a holy adventure of some kind, an experience worthy of devotion, filled with divine learning? Is this moment a holy adventure? Will your home be brimming with holy adventure soon?

Here are some gentle thoughts about blending with the circumstances of your Holidays, and embracing the elements of your very own holy experience, whenever and however it comes.

Let others have their experience.

Don’t rescue them from their feelings, let feelings come to the surface. Let them be revealed to the person having them. You can’t change what’s happening with others, or what they are thinking or experiencing. Don’t get out your whisk broom and clean it up like it was never there. Let everything be what it is and show itself.

Give up seeking love and approval. girl-714212_640

Find the love that you are and feel that. Look from love at anything and everything. Whatever is in front of you is another version of love. See if you can find it and feel it. It’s like where’s Waldo, only it’s about love and goodness. “Only by seeking the truth within will you find the love you can never lose.” Byron Katie

Be mindful of the energy flowing out of you and pay less attention to energy coming from others.

If someone is upset, if they are having a holiday fit, it’s just that, it’s a fit. It’s not against you or about you. It’s what they are feeling, simple as that. Let it be, let it be, let it be.

Go easy on yourself and others.

Be nicer to yourself. Give yourself a break. Take the easy road. Make the meal with what you have on hand. Create a gift from your heart. Don’t sweep the floor. Getting the floor swept will not part the Red Sea, and no one will die if you don’t sweep. I promise you’re good either way. Lower your standards or ask for help.

Say less and do less about more things.

Use fewer words. Breathe more. Go slower. Let things unfold. Be who you are, which is simple love. Say what you mean from who you are, which requires no justification, no explaining. Be the still center.  This is good for you, and for everyone in your Holiday house. 

The whole world belongs to you.

The world is here for you. What is your guidance about how to be in this world of yours? Are you listening to that still, small voice inside? What is it saying?

 

 

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Intimacy Is Everywhere

Hello Everyone,

Today, intimacy.

Love to you all,

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Friday Love: Bam! Gate Breaking, Anyone?

Good Friday, Everyone!

Today, I’m sharing a story about how I accidentally accomplished something on my bucket list. I ran through an exit gate while looking the other way. The hood of my car is scratched up, and one windshield wiper is a mess, but let’s have a good laugh about how we never expect what “getting what we want” includes!

Let me know if you relate…

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Enough with the Name-Calling

It seems to be a growing fad these days to call someone a narcissist, or declare they are toxic.
 
Political name-calling is similar—we assign politicians and voters to categories, and brush them off as if they are unintelligent, inferior, or even worthless.
 
By labeling others, we miss their humanity. We gloss over their struggle, their best effort at dealing with life. We dismiss them.
 
We do to them what we believe they are doing to others.
 
Look past a label, and in the soft light of day, there stands a person like you or like me, coping as best they can. At the end of the day, no friend, parent, or lover making conscious choices intends to be mean, or to ignore, or to embellish. There is always more to the story.
 
If we label others, then for sure we label ourselves. We trap ourselves into believing we are less than. Or not enough. Or we don’t give ourselves the time and forgiveness to work through our “stuff.” Maybe, if we stopped accusing others of narcissism, we could forgive ourselves for those moments when we were narrow-minded, inconsiderate, or afraid.
 
When it comes to labels, nobody wins.
 
So, my dear people, I suggest we peer a little deeper into ourselves to investigate a need to separate ourselves from others by tacking them with a label filled with disdain or scorn.
 
It is my wish that you view this video and take it to heart.
 
Much love,
Terri
 
 

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