Redefining Christmas #spirit-helpers #disenfranchised at Christmas #charity #spirituality
December 24, 2016
When I worked in a psychiatric facility as a hypnotherapist, all of the practitioners on duty noticed a great many clients booking sessions right around the holidays. In fact, most of us didn’t finish with our clients until late Christmas Eve and we were right back at it the day after Christmas.
The holidays are loving and wonderful times for some, but for those who are disenfranchised from the norm (family, churches, loss of friends because of divorce, death of loved ones), Christmas can be a reminder of all the love that they have lost or never had.
Today I want to talk to those people who are not so happy about the holiday and are looking forward to January 2nd when all of the hubbub will be over.
First of all, you are loved and have never been SEPARATED FROM LOVE. Our personal happiness can never be measured by the perceived happiness of others.
For instance, I have a friend with two children who hasn’t stopped running and shopping and cooking and baking for two weeks. She confessed to me that though the festivities are great for the kids, she was completely exhausted and was looking forward to the day after Christmas.
Another example: As much as I am looking forward to the two celebrations/performances I have been directing at the Center of Spiritual Living, I’ll be relieved when my Christmas duties are over. Holidays tend to be a time of over-extending ourselves. Even those who seem to have perfectly coifed houses and the right friends and parties are all experiencing the same frenetic joy/anxiety. In other words, treating Christmas like it’s just another day is perfectly fine. You may be better off at home watching reruns of your favorite old comedy.
I used to make it a practice to go away on vacation with my partner every other Christmas. It was nice to take a break from the gift giving and simply relax for Christmas without family.
Also, I noticed this year that I haven’t been invited to as many parties as I have in the past. One part of me asks why, while the other part of me is relieved. As I get older, I realize that happiness and peace completely outweigh any kind of social activities—especially those that require dressing up, putting on a happy face, and being overly social. That part of my life is somewhat over. I’m okay with that.
There is only one Mind, one Love, and one true Gift from the universe: Peace. If what you’re doing in your life doesn’t bring you peace, you’re heading in the wrong direction.
If you have nowhere to go for Christmas this year, take time and volunteer at a shelter. Open up your wallet and treat someone to $20 for no reason but good will. Be the gift that you want to get! Your entire life will change, as will your definition of the holidays.
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