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It is Seven Days into December

A whole week has passed since our last contact. Twenty-six days are left. How will you spend them?

Please let me look with you at some of the possibilities.

First and worst, you had a “slip” and decided to keep on eating. OK. How does it feel? If you continue this, how will you feel on January 2? Will your life have been made better or worse? You are free to choose to continue eating obsessively or abusively, if you wish.

If you wish to get off this train, go into the rest room, wash your face, wash your hands, brush your teeth if that is available, or rinse out your mouth with clear water; now clap your hands, three times. Loudly. Get back on track. As you go to your workspace or your next place, quietly remove from your sight all the foods that do not work for you. Congratulations. Problem solved.

Are you off and on, struggling a bit? Do the same as described for our friend above, and save yourself the calories, the shame, and the loss of clear thinking.

And you who are still following the food plan? Congratulations! We started at 77 days, now only 26 days are left. You have made it through two thirds of the holiday season. I hope you have a clear mind, a healthier body, and a positive anticipation of these holidays.

The important thing for us to do today is to look at the meaning of the season. This season is about love, I want to wrap you in the warm blanket of Higher Power’s love for you. I want us to spend these few days feeling love and care from our Higher Powers, basking in the warmth and care. Yes, I know you have 39 other things to do, but you can do all that stuff while you feel their love.

The season that we now know as Christmas was a midwinter celebration called The Winter Solstice, or Yule. A pagan festival. They believed if they sang, danced, and prayed well enough, the sun would come back and the warmth and light would return. So, as we live the days leading up to December 21 at 4:47 PM, the solstice, let’s let go of the past and look forward to sunnier days and to creating a better life for ourselves.

For Christians, this is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. Sure, enjoy the season but remember to rejoice as well! After all, for Christians, the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of God’s ultimate gift: the birth of Jesus, the Christ child.

Hanukkah is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated for eight days, from December 18 to December 25.  Hanukkah reaffirms the ideals of Judaism and commemorates in particular the rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem by the lighting of candles on each day of the festival.

There are more holidays in December, but I posted all this to remind us that this is a month of great changes. The forces of the universe are aligning to give us the opportunity to heal our lives. Bring forward the good and kind and loving things you desire in your life. Set aside the angry harmful things. Reach out to those you love and those who need you. Plan. Plan, Plan, Plan. My schedule is already set up to give me time to accomplish the personal and spiritual growth I am hungry for. If you do not plan, the things you do not want may sneak in to ruin your day.

Plan in the people and occasions you want and love. Gently move aside the times for those you dislike. That means, “I am so sorry, Dear One, but we can only spend three days with you, not our usual five. So, let’s plan this to make it work well.” Or “I’m sorry, sweets, I cannot. I have other plans.”

Spend an hour on Amazon and get your Christmas shopping done. Schedule your hair and nails, if you do this, this week. And maybe add a massage. What events are your church or school having that you want to attend?

What is your real desire this season? When you sit quietly and “dream”, what do you really wish for? Many of these, like bringing a young man or woman home from war safely, are not in your power. Put them on your Higher Power’s list! But seriously, what is achievable that would make you really happy? Go for it! Schedule it or ask others for help with it. But let yourself have what you really want. If not, then make another choice and make a list of what you need to do to get it next year.

I wish you great and miraculous blessings for this season. Whatever your faith or non-faith, may you receive all that you wish for.

Blessings to you,

Theresa

One Response to It is Seven Days into December

  1. Brenda December 6, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

    Thanks, so helpful, I had to get back on track, yes ate abusively last holiday and want to have my weight down new years, wacky wed so helpful.

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