Dear reader: I hope I find you, all that read my humble blog well of mind and body. December has cast its shadow upon us. With it, colder days and the feel of urgency that seems to be attached to this month, whether we want it or not.
It is the collective consciousness making itself present during the holiday season. The expectations are high, and what the collective mind thinks; is manifested in the physical with the hurrying and the idea that we must enjoy the season no matter what!… but alas dear reader! it shouldn’t be so. I concede that the month does carry a certain magickal feeling. It was after all conceived with the idea of love and harmony among us human beings. The principle is beautiful. It is what has been made of this time of year, that grates on the nerves of many. It is the commercialized idea, that what we gift, must be obtained at a store, or it will be worthless. In reality a well thought out gift made by hand is many times more welcomed that something that was bought in the last minutes of some sale going on. I acknowledge, it is easy to be lost in the excitement of the holiday music that is playing in the stores, the array of goodies on the store’s shelves and the pressure that we give ourselves of buying at least something, so as not to feel as we are loosing out on the season.
The reality of this particular season, hits many with no jobs, and/or no home. Add to that, the dismaying practice of the media in any form, of portraying the season as if it was what we buy that will make us happy, that is no wonder many feel grumpy or depressed during the holidays.
I am not proposing to go and throw away all of the season’s trimmings, and tree! Far from that! To put up the trimmings and the tree and “dress” your home for the holidays, brings a sense of happy. It does lift the spirit, I do not deny this. When it is done for the one’s you love, the better you feel and the better everyone feels in turn. It brings a sense of togetherness, and helps people realize their blessings. It helps as well to reflect that what may seem a simple celebration, without the expensive gifts and the big fanfare, might be seen as riches to someone who does not even have a place to call their own.
In the true sense of the season, we look within the family unit or within the self. Realize and give thanks for whatever blessing we have, no matter how small they may seem to others.
I know it is usually with a cheery ‘voice’ that I write my blog. And it has been a couple of months since I last wrote in these virtual pages. I drafted ideas, wrote and re-wrote. Now with the holidays, it would have been easy to by-pass the other side of Christmas/Yule and write something light and funny. But it did not feel right, nor legit. Not if it did not come from the heart.
I don’t think for a moment that my words will change your worldview just by reading it. What I hope is that it will bring reflection, upon the blessings you have. No matter how small. Even if we know in our sub-conscious mind that this is just another month, it is the collective way we feel about it, that makes the difference.
So dear reader, let’s be merry! and find joy in the small moments, in our small victories. It is after all the small moments, the little things, that are the pieces. And the love we give and receive, that which glues together our human journey.
Until I write again,
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