Your motive during the
holiday period depends on your beliefs. Yet, it is a time to
reconnect with love. Love is the greatest need for all of us. It
is the foundation for our need for respect, honor, and
interaction. We need love as proven in studies on newborns --
those touched and loved during their first few weeks and those
that aren't. Our love for our family, friends, but mostly with
ourselves, is a strong desire that is manipulated by retailers
during this period. Yes, I honor the fact that it has made the
United States a great nation because of it but have we ever thought of
how life could be different if we met it in another way?
There are other ways to balance the holiday season, this season
and for the rest of your life. Examine why you are purchasing
gifts. Is it the need to feel more loved? Is it to relieve the
guilt so you can begin the New Year with a clean slate -- or at
least a cleaner slate? What is driving the guilt? Not enough time
spent with who? What are you working towards shedding before the
New Year enters?
I am sharing this with you because I know of other ways and their
results are greater than anything a gift will ever solve. It
begins with forgiveness and transfers into living a different way
of life -- all year long. That's 24/7, Monday-Sunday, with
everyone in your life currently, from the past, and in the future
that touch your life.
The message is to live a life of love, light all year long.
Imagine a life of being guilt-free and being in a state of love
and peace with yourself and others. No judgment with yourself. No
judgment of others. Is it possible? I say yes and I know you know
it as well. There are people living it. You have already
experienced parts of it. Begin with the choice today. Not
tomorrow, not as a New Year resolution. But today. Now. This
minute. This second. Live the next hour guilt-free. Then the next
hour. Live each hour
whenever you can think of this process. Let the hours merge
together and eventually your life changes dramatically and whole
world that you touch shifts around you. You know its possible. It
begins with a choice and shifts with awareness and the smallest of
(c) Copyright 2005, Catherine Franz. All rights reserved.
by: Catherine Franz, business and writing coach, resides in
Virginia and is a syndicated columnist, radio producer,
International speaker, and author. Ezines and other articles: www.abundancecenter.com