By Terez Hartmann
Just imagine what you could experience if you started this holiday season by creating and feeding a momentum of serenity.
Are you ready to move through the holiday groove with grace and serenity this year? If you are open to the possibility that serenity can be your holiday (and everyday) reality, prepare for a season of fabulousity!
According to Abraham-Hicks, every time we awaken after sleeping we are literally “reborn” into a new day/moment and have the opportunity to create an entirely new Point Of Attraction (POA) and reality! Yesterday is truly history—unless you drag it into today by thinking and talking about it. Everything is about momentum, so just imagine what you could experience if you started this holiday season (and each new day) by creating and feeding a momentum of serenity. The first order of business: consciousness.
Consciousness is key to knowing what your POA is in any given moment. So the more you pay attention to how a thought, action or conversation feels while actively choosing to steer in the direction of feeling better/good, the less likely you are to get swept up into the fray of holi-DAZE and the more you get to dance to a h-AHHH-liday groove for the benefit of all!
The Gift that TRULY Keeps on Giving!
This may seem obvious to anyone who understands the power of emotion, but remember this: “Giving” out of guilt or obligation benefits no one. If your only reason for going to that family get together or buying that gift is to quell the guilt monster, you might as well stick the word “guilt” in a box and hand it over to them. Yuck!
I hate to admit it, but coming from a very traditional Italian family I have, at times, found myself still opting to do some of those less-than-fun holiday things because I actually felt better about going/doing rather than not. If you find yourself at a similar crossroads and want to maintain a healthy balance between upholding your personal integrity and maintaining serenity, try this on for size: Do What You love or find the love in it.
If you’ve made up your mind that it is best to go to that gathering or bring that gift, do whatever you can to put as much LOVE into your presence/presents as possible:
- Set an intention to focus on fun and list any positive aspects you can find about going before you go. Visualize/feel yourself laughing and smiling and coming away from the experience saying things like, “I’m actually glad I went and really had a great time!”
- Have as much fun as possible in the process of buying or making a gift, and only invest the money and time that keeps your feelings about said gift positive. Remember that those who truly care about you would ever ask you to suffer or endure financial duress on their behalf!
“Those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”—Dr. Seuss
The journey is the destination, so the more love you put into your presence/presents, the more you share a gift that truly can keep on giving good mojo to your recipients—and to you!
Find Serenity by putting the HOLY back in Holiday
When these traditions were created, they were each started with a core intention of helping human beings feel a sense of connection to each other and/or their Source. When days became shorter with less sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, winter holy days were an opportunity to create “light” in homes and hearts. So no matter what aspect of the holidays you are honoring, if you are willing to focus on the light and the things that give you a sense of connection, there is a powerful, long-standing vibration of beauty, love and serenity that is still there for you today and now!
- Create your serenity list: things/activities that give you a feeling of peace and foster a connection to the bigger picture of life.
- Pick at least one thing that you CAN do every day to feed a feeling of serenity, and do it no matter what!
Choose the same item or change it daily, whatever feels best to you. What you do is not nearly as important as how you feel when you are doing it, so carving out time each day to feel a sense of serenity and connection is indeed one of the ways you can put the “holy” back into your holidays and create powerful, positive momentum that will grow as you continue to feed it.
The holiday season can certainly be a time of more emphatic everything, but if you make the decision to be more conscious and aware of how you feel and actively create a smooth holiday groove by choosing thoughts, words and actions that lean toward love, appreciation and serenity, you really can keep the AHHH alive in your holidays—and every day!
“And when you just let go and let it flow, it starts taking over you
You can feel the sensation of those good vibrations
And you can’t help but move with the Holiday Groove!”
—from “Holiday Groove”
Terez “Firewoman” Hartmann,“Your catalyst for all things Fab-YOU-lous,” is the author of Allowing Your Success!, a proud contributing author of Transform Your Life! book one and two, a professional Keynote Speaker/Workshop Facilitator, Singer-Songwriter/Recording Artist, “Allowing Adventures!” & “Savor Vacation” Facilitator, and true Renaissance Woman, and Visionary. She keeps her fire lit by embracing and promoting a lifestyle of “Allowing,” and by using creative expression to elevate and ignite the human spirit, a passion that she shares with her husband, soul-mate and creative partner of over 15 years, John Victor Hartmann. Together they share “Allowing TRUE LOVE” workshops and experiences designed to help others attract, allow, and maintain extraordinary relationships, and create custom jingles and voice-overs in their studio, THE Creativity Express. Visit: http://www.TerezFirewoman.com