(c) 2009 Joan M. Newcomb
The original topic I was considering for today's Ezine was "Why Relatives Drive You Crazy" but I thought I'd choose a more uplifting tone. Besides, there will be plenty of time for *that* topic between now and the end of the holidays!! For some of you readers this will be a review of something you already know - but a helpful reminder for right now!
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the dark time of year. We're heading towards the Solstice, the shortest day of the year. For most of us the weather is gray and dreary. The holidays bring up all sorts of memories and issues. People struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder, the economy, politics, the environment and everything else. It's a pretty gloomy energy level!
How do you lift yourself up when there are all these cross currents of negativity? I have couple suggestion. It's a little visualization/meditation I call "Gold Sun".
Take a moment for yourself. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Imagine a ball of sunlight gold energy above your head. Imagine this energy flowing down into the top of your head and into your space. You can feel it flowing down your back, your arms, your legs. You can see it filling your aura/energy space. You may sense it in other ways as well. It may feel like liquid sunshine. It may seem like effervescence. As it flows, it denergizes anything dark or smudgy. It dissolves interfering patterns. It washes away the gloom, it melts any blocks to it's flow. Imagine anything not yours, any external cares or worries, dissipating or going into the earth where it can be cleansed and recycled.
After a little while, you can open your eyes and notice what's different. You may want to briefly touch the floor - it helps balance you after such an energy experience. Things may seem brighter and clearer. You may feel calmer and more relaxed.
What you've done is cleared your energy space and raised your vibration. Gold energy is especially helpful because it's gentle on the system and yet is very potent. In metaphysical circles it's known as Christforce Energy, the energy of evolution. It helps us be in our bodies more.
It's possible to "be in the world but not of the world". In that our bodies are physical and our personas are part of the storyline. But we are greater and more than the drama unfolding in our lives. An actor knows he's separate from the role he's playing. He knows the sets and the costumes aren't real. When we raise our vibration, we remember that we're not our body nor our personality. We're just interacting here for the fun of it.
The more you use this technique the more helpful it will be. I suggest taking a moment with it whenever you think about it, at least once a day. Try this for a week and see what happens!
Try this for the rest of the month and see how different your holidays can be!