Hey Sensational Soul!
Ah, the holidays are upon us. Are you feeling overwhelmed yet?
Most of us will be spending time with family, which can be both a blessing and a curse at the SAME time.
The hustle and bustle of the holidays can easily distract us from our soul’s path and our authentic happiness. This time of the year the TV commercials, movies, online and paper advertisements, the music, and everything else SCREAMS in your face that life is so wonderful, and everything is perfect.
The pressure of being in the holiday spirit for the next month AND being in it while being around family can really leave you wanting to pop a cork of two off wine bottles.
But, if you are feeling in the Christmas spirit, here is a gorgeous violin piece often played during Christmas (and, personally, my favorite holiday song): Listen To “Invierno Porteno” By Astor Piazzolla On YouTube
I have some things to tell you to help you put things into perspective and remain on your soul’s authentic path during the holidays:
Make-Believe Is Real If You So Choose It to Be So
No matter what the song says or what the image is portrayed on your TV/movie screen, it’s perception. There is no need to feel anxiety over the “should” of what you are seeing. It’s TV, it’s an image, it’s acted out- even for those paper/online advertisements.
The goal is to stir up emotional reactions from you. Luckily, we all have the power to DECIDE what we want to focus on with regards to the images we are bombarded with each day. YOU hold the power to put it all into perspective. Just because you see it doesn’t mean it’s real. And just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s NOT real either.
You hold the keys to your life. You CAN create your reality by what you choose to focus on. So, if you choose to see surface images as “real”, this your choice. We tend to believe characters portrayed by actors as “real”, why can’t we believe what we choose to believe as “real” and focus on this instead?
What you focus on expands and it comes into your physical realm the more you BELIEVE it to be real. In time and with your true conviction of it being possible, it pops into your physical realm because this is how the law of attraction works!
If you believe “all the good men are taken,” or “all the great women are not available”, then you are right. If you believe there is someone out there “for you”, well you are right! If you believe everyone else’s lives and families are much happier and have it much easier than you, then what you choose to believe is what your reality IS. However, you are overwhelming yourself by putting pressure on yourself that is NOT necessary to do AT ALL. Take a deep breath.
Remember: YOU hold the power to put it all into perspective. Just because you see it doesn’t mean it’s real. And just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s NOT real either.
Go Back to Basics During the Holidays
If your mind is feeling both overwhelmed and confused, go back to the basics of what brings you joy in LIFE itself. It’s not a fancy car, it’s not a mansion, and it’s not a huge gemstone ring either. I’m talking about what brings your SOUL joy. It’s so easy to get muddled within all the in-your-face materialistic items that you start to haze your soul’s truest joy during the next month.
Life is NOT Jennifer Lawrence jumping into a pool with her make-up flawlessly still intact on her face while wearing some expensive perfume. Nor, is it a group of people dancing around in scarves and Gap sweaters lip syncing to happy song. And don’t get me started on the luxury car commercials with the big-red bows and women gleefully jumping up and down…
Go back to basics and spend some time in nature drinking some hot chocolate, doing your Mastering Your Mindset journaling, and counting your blessings for everything you have in your life. Do this daily! But, if you are too swamped to spend about 10 minutes each day in doing this, then please commit to doing it 4 times per week. The whole goal of this is to ensure your mindset remains connected to you soul’s authentic joy.
Bonus! Doing this (especially daily) brings you CLOSER to your manifestations because you are in tuned with your soul’s needs and your authentic joy. You cannot manifest your blessings if you are feeling the OPPOSITE of blessed most of the time. The puzzle pieces come together, not fly away from each other. So, make sure to continue to put your self-love and self-care FIRST each day.
Remember Your End-Goal: Self-Controlled Soul-Authentic Happiness
The holidays can both be a lot of fun yet extremely overwhelming for us. So, when you are spending time with your family, and one or two of them start in on that negativity spiral…what do you do? You can either: A) sit there and let them continue and bring everyone else in on the negativity; or, B) excuse yourself for a few minutes (or an hour) and step AWAY from the negativity. Go outside, breathe in nature’s air, put on some joyful music and put in your ear buds, or go read a book you are thoroughly enjoying.
You don’t have to spend every single second with your family when you all are together. And you are not obligated to try and CHANGE people’s perspectives either. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force it to drink. If your family members ARE open to listening to what you have to say about developing and maintaining a positive mindset belief system, then go for it! I only like to talk to people who are open to hearing about it because let’s face it: people are only going to hear what they WANT to hear…meaning, they believe what they WANT to believe. It’s all perspective.
The hustle and bustle of the holidays does NOT mean you are not manifesting your life goals and desires. You still ARE because manifesting is about what you FOCUS on overall. We all have our ups and downs because we are human, it’s natural for us to have kick-ass feeling GREAT days and not-so-awesome spirited moments.
The point is, YOU are in control, and YOU determine what is your reality. And if you don’t like where your life is going, YOU have the power to change directions (even if they are small ones to start out with). You’ve got this. I totally believe in you! The Universe IS working behind the scenes and rearranging things on your path. It IS happening for you!
Do You Need A Refresher?
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Have a wonderful week and keep on keeping on, you’re doing a GREAT job. I’ll see you in the 12-day mindset and soul-transforming program!
Change Your Mindset & You Change Your Life,
Journal Girl Jaclyn