May the final weeks of 2011 be exactly perfect in every way.
At times your idea of perfect might be different than what you get, which can be really interesting and even challenging. What if you could drop into trusting that everything really is perfect and that each thing that doesn’t feel that great really is an opportunity to look at it from another place or to do it different somehow?
I know it can feel like a big stretch sometimes, though it can also turn a perceived disaster into mystical magic at times too.
I’ve noticed and experimented some with this over the years……how do I get through the holidays in a state of peaceful calm and joy? After all, isn’t that what the season is all about?
Here is an example of what I’m talking about. You know all the amazing food and drink that seems to show up right now, and only once a year?
The temptations abound everywhere from the eggnog to the chocolates to the smoked applewood cheese and all the scrumptous dips and chips. Parties, dinners and gatherings of all kinds abound along with all those goodies that often seem to show up for some of us on our hips by morning.
I used to find myself in constant judgment and negativity about all the toxins and bad stuff made with all the sugar, flour and alcohol connected with the season. Lots of toxic thoughts about the toxic stuff and feeling really gross after certain parties and dinners.
Then I began to realize that maybe my thoughts are actually way more toxic than the food itself……mmmm. And I began to question myself, “What if I am grateful for that amazing piece of fudge I long for and eat it with full gratitude and attention as the delicious texture, flavor, aroma and sense of satisfaction my taste buds experience?”
Wow! What a wonderful experience to simply enjoy the seasonal food and drinks knowing that this is the last time I’ll have it for another year.
My body feels so different when I eat the sugary cookies and candies this way. In fact, sometimes I only want to eat one of the cookies because when I eat it in gratitude and awareness, that is all I need. When I forget to do this, I often find myself eating numerous pieces and not feeling satisfied.
I invite you to explore if there is there any particular way you can shift your thinking about what you choose to eat or drink this holiday season? How would it feel to shift into gratitude and awareness? What do you think might change inside you?
Is there any other areas during the holidays where you might be able to shift your thinking into a place of gratitude and awareness?
You do have a choice in each and every situation to do it differently. It can be easy to forget at times and I encourage you to allow yourself some space while you explore the options.
All the information and wisdom you need is within you. I invite you to trust yourself and to use the challenges as opportunities to have a look and a listen to what other possibilities there might be.