Healing for the Holidays
By Dr. Cristy Cali
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This issue will be out for only a few days before the next President of the United States is elected. With so much tension incrementally building up towards this great moment in history, I feel focusing on healing would be the best contribution I could offer. My mission with these contributions is to challenge you to think independently for yourself without the pressure or influence of anyone outside of your authentic self.
Thanksgiving and Christmas will be upon us before we know it, coming up only a few short weeks from November 4. If we are to witness a wave of peace from this chaos within our lifetime, then we must become a channel for this change to manifest into the world through us. We need to honor this sacred time of family, gratitude, love, and yes, even forgiveness.
The spirit of the holidays is love. There has been so much finger-pointing, name-calling, and bullying going on in the media and television programs, but that does not have to exemplify nor influence how we conduct ourselves - mind, body, and spirit.
Mother Earth has her seasons for a reason, and reasons for her seasons. In the spring, we experience a re-energizing of energy after the long, cold, and lazy winter that makes us want to retreat within a warm and cozy space. Spring prepares us for the intense heat of the summer, and the fall is her cool-down period. The energy from the seasons, air pressure, temperature, precipitation; all of it has a deep subconscious influence on our being.
The summer heat causes tempers to flare more easily, causing spikes in road rage or other anger-related incidents. The sun brings us out while the winter calls us inside - literally and figuratively. In metaphysics, we have a deep understanding that as above, so below and vice versa. As we come upon these winter months, November & December, we are asked to come back inside, an opportunity to reflect and meditate about our own greater calling. So, when a challenge creeps up before you, ask yourself the question: “How can I be a channel of love?”
When our character is challenged, that’s when our most authentic energy is expressed and expelled into the Universe for all to see. If that energy is creating further separation through hurtful words, how are you doing your part to bring about peace and healing during this time where we need more love? After all, isn’t that the reason everyone’s hurting in the first place?
I’ll never forget a quote a wise empowerment coach once told me. He said, “Only people who are hurting hurt other people.” And I would like to remind you that you already are enough. You are loved. You are valuable. You are worthy. You are so worthy, when you choose to live your life led by love you become the healer. You become the gleaming light of kindness & gratitude that becomes inspirational and contagious, thus elevating the vibration of those around you with you. You become of service to them through being the best version of you. So, when you see your friends and family this Thanksgiving, see past the artificial differences of society and into the light in their eyes. Remember their souls are pure, but the ego, the face the soul uses on this journey, is privy to corruption; and quite often through deception and manipulation. This is where forgiveness & compassion are key, and that’s the grand lesson we, as a collective, are being challenged to learn right now. Choose love.
Wishing you all a blessed and safe Thanksgiving holiday season!