Well it is that time of the year again… Christmas.
Some people love it, others hate it and others just do it.
Which category do you fall under?
I like to view my Christmas as a sacred time, a time to celebrate all I have achieved in terms of correcting and transforming my life.
The Christmas Tree in our home is likened to the Tree of Life and its decorations are seen as symbolic gestures, which mark different eras in our time together as a family. The trimming of the tree and making the Christmas Pudding are a tradition that are always upheld with much delight.
Of course both of these practices are common place in many homes, and can often lose meaning, so for me I feel it is important to add our own family culture to the mix. We can slip into the empty habit of just doing a job and moving on to the next task at hand. That is indeed the way of our busy world. But Christmas marks a time in the year to truly create, celebrate and contribute.
I encourage you to embrace Christmas with delight:
Create the space in your life to be creative.
Celebrate and share the joy in your heart with your family, friends and community.
Contribute in ways that add value, come to the table with a gift that really counts; your “generosity of spirit”. It is worth so much more than anything you can buy. Start a heartfelt conversation and initiate acts of kindness where judgement would usually be.
These simple unity based principles are what Christmas is really about… The birth of the Holy Child is alive in every human being. And Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate our life together as children of our Holy Mother, Planet Earth.
We can be restful and respectful as we unite, and in this sacred union we are reminded that we are The Holy Family.
And would like to also add that the video below of Happy Christmas by John and Yoko was released in 1971 – And we do indeed need to be living the mantra “war is over, if you want it!”.
Time and change are our constant reminder that nothing stays the same. They bring home the heartfelt memories of what really matter to us in our life.