We are officially in the Holiday season...
This can be a very happy and also a very stressful time as it is filled with expectations and memories. I invite you to use your Soul Recovery tool box this holiday season to stay grounded and present in whatever is happening around you from a place of inner peace and happiness. Enjoy the people in your lives and the magic of this season as you come even more in touch with the wholeness and beauty of who you are. Here are a few tools to keep handy.
There is no such thing as "Perfect" - The situation doesn't need to be perfect, and you don't need to be perfect. Doing your best and accepting things as they are is enough.
You are not responsible for other's happiness or comfort- We can hold the best intentions and create a safe and loving environment, however we are not responsible for the people around us and can not control their reactions or emotions.
You don't have to do everything- Ask for help, delegate tasks, let some things go, let others do it their way, say no, let go of control. When we let others participate and allow them to show up as they are, it creates connection instead of tension.
Take care of yourself - Take a break, get enough sleep, meditate, journal, listen to your favorite music or podcasts (Listen to me!) take a bath, exercise, do what brings you joy. By taking care of yourself first, you are recharging your emotional batteries to be your best for others.
Stay in your lane- Remember the rules of detachment, do what is yours to do and let go of the rest, turn the attention to yourself and concentrate on your emotional and spiritual well being and let go of control as much as possible.
Leave the past in the past- Be in the present moment and interact with those around you for who they are at this very moment. When we release the past with all of its pain and even with what 'how it used to be', we can show up in our fullest spiritual self to be with what is happening right now with all of its joys and even its hardship.
Blessings and Love Rev Rachel