I had planned a workout on the way home from work, and walked in to find they were closing the same time as the clinic. So I drove home and took my son and our dog for a walk in the cold air. We walked as long as I could tolerate the cold.
Then once home I did yoga while Ian played electronic games and Katherine played with playdough. At one point they both joined me to try to copy some of the yoga poses I was doing. I like being a good influence.
Then we had a vegetarian version of my mom’s new years’ dinner- black eyed peas with mustard greens (no ham hock for us). And Nathan made a pan bread that was completely corn free for me and nearly perfect AIP. It was quite tasty.
We played Wii, especially doing some of the Wii Fit, and watched the times square ball drop via live stream. That was a little disappointing as it didn’t seem nearly as exciting. I’m not sure if it was because of the live stream or the lack of crowd filler, but the music seemed really sparse this year.
Otherwise, our evening was quiet but enjoyable.
I write my last words of 2020 from my bed with our dog Zen snuggled up next to me.
May you have a quiet and peaceful close to 2020 and prospects for a much brighter and more enjoyable 2021. May you find joy and happiness right where you are. May you feel safe, secure, healthy and prosperous this day and every day forward. May you know God loves and supports you.
My baby burned herself last night. She wanted my tea, but it had some caffeine. Even though it was minimal caffeine, I said no because it was just before her bedtime. She decided to go help herself to what her dad had set to steep for himself. I was 30 seconds too slow to realize she had sneaked away and it was too quiet. I called for her and immediately heard a scream. I lept up just as she came running back to me soaked in hot liquid. Her front was burned fairly badly, several blisters popped as I took the wet shirt off of her. I instantly went into first-aid mode, but doing my best to be loving momma at the same time. I coated her in a very thick layer of aloe and applied lavender soaked gauze pads.
This morning it was significantly better, but the worst areas were still blistered and dark. So before my short shift I reapplied another thick layer of aloe and lavender soaked gauze. She knew I was trying to fix it for her.
I know she will be okay and heal just fine. I also know she learned her lesson and will likely never do that again. I also know that she knows I love her, because not only did I try to protect her, I also helped when her choice hurt her badly.
For some reason it has made me think about this holiday season. I am determined to let love prevail and I am wishing that for everyone.
Right now we are in the midst of a collective situation that can be compared to the story of when baby Jesus’ life was threatened by troops searching for all the male babies to be killed. One person in power, afraid of his power being stripped, sent destruction out on everyone.
Powers that be desperately want us to stay afraid and sequestered. They want us to hide in our homes and loose ourselves. Sadly, part of this situation is fueled by a desire to make money off of our fears (pharma with vaccines). The other part is fueled by those already in a state of fear and compounded by fears of being sued, knowing that even if insurance is present, it often fails to do it’s job. If you follow the trails far enough, both could likely be traced back to a handful of 1%’ers, and would definitely encourage fears of conspiracy against the masses. One could definitely assume that THEY created the virus to get at us.
But one could also assume it was an opportunity of convenience. An unknown new thing which used properly scared the daylights out of everyone, and caused a chain reaction of organizations and entities afraid of litigation.
In order to break the cycle of fear, we must simply BE ourselves. And this holiday season let us be like Mary and Joseph in that story. Cling to that which you have, and that which you know and love, and ignore the fear of others. Listen to your inner being and follow God’s cues, and let love be your guiding light.
For me I am grateful I know how to BE myself.
I am grateful for my clients and their gifts and kindness.
I am grateful that I understand that this disease is statistically no worse than the flu and comparable in risk to vaccines themselves.
I am immensely grateful that I have access to (mostly), and knowledge of, many things that help get over viral infections and any resulting damage to my body. I’m eternally grateful that God fills in where my knowledge and tools fail, providing an infinite supply of healing energy.
I am grateful that instead of making money off of other’s fears, I am earning my way helping my clients find their way back to their inner being.
I am able to support my family because I help people relax back into their inner-selves and find healing space.
I am grateful that I can find my way back to my inner-being , even when the darkness threatens to drown me.
I am grateful that my inner being helps me do good work.
I am grateful that I have clients that are generally as kind and generous as I aim to be.
I am grateful that I have a safe home and a loving family.
I am honored to be able to help people find healing, whether it is my own child, or clients on my table.
I am appreciative that I understand I don’t have to live in fear just because others are doing their best to convince me to do so. I don’t have to live in fear just because others are.
I am very happy that I understand my inner being view is far more important than what anyone else is doing or thinking.
I am so appreciative that God loves me and that I love God back. So many people forget to give God love, and I am happy to do so. Every time my brain looses it’s way, I work hard to get back on track just so I can have my connection back and give God some love again.
I’m grateful that even though I won’t be visiting long distance family, I will still be able to spend my holidays with time off and have warm loving holiday celebrations with my family.
I’m grateful for the abundance that enabled gifts for my children and good healthy food on our table.
I grateful that I was able to extend offers for friends to join our holiday celebration. Whether or not they actually join us, I am appreciative that I am capable of having them visit with us.
I am reaching for many things this holiday. I’m teaching for: a loving home, a prosperous business, a healthy body, and living in a world where love triumphs over fears.
Join me in shifting our world perspective to brighter days. Join me in focusing on the positives and letting the love flow. Demolish the fears and darkness. Rebuild with the light of a loving God.
May we all find a way to kill darkness and give birth to a loving new world. May we all find peace and joy these holidays to begin a new year in a much better place. May we all find our inner-being and higher-self view of this day and every day moving forward. May you know that God loves you and just wants loved back. May you know that God can heal us all if we allow for it. May we all find brighter, better, more joyful, more prosperous, more healing days ahead of us.
Destroy the negatives- Siva Hir Su
Rebuild the world in love and light- Dai Ko Mio, Om Mani Padme Hum.
I just wanted to share our Yule Celebrations (Solstice/longest night). Being pagan from Christian families, we celebrate both holidays.
We don’t buy presents twice over, and in fact I collect them all year long as I have a few dollars to spare here and there. However, we do split them into more than one night of gift opening for kids enjoyment, and also to draw out the suspense and excitement.
Because of my mom’s creativity growing up, and her thrifty skills, I’ve gotten very creative making a few dollars look like an abundant spread. Plus, I learned long ago that dollar store bags and tissue paper make gifts look much larger.
It all adds to the view and feeling of a prosperous holiday season, which in turn gets kids very happy and excited (and a little naggy).
Finally, we always save a few gifts and the stockings, so that Santa can visit us too. This year a client suggested we use the ash from our fireplace to make boot tracks where Santa would drop the gifts and enjoy a cookie. I loved the idea so much we’re totally doing it, and I’ve made several fires to make sure we’d have plenty of ash. It’ll be a mess to clean up later but totally worth it.
I just watched “Polar Express” with my two littles and I think it’s just what we needed to spark some more magic in our home and family. Playing Santa for my kiddos will stir their magical creativity for sure.
Nathan and Anya even made gluten free vegan cookies for Santa. Shortbread and peanut butter carob chip cookies- yum! Ian and Katie helped with the peanut butter cookies. Now he’s working on gluten free pumpkin doughnuts. Double yum!
Anyways, I’ll put pictures in a clump below.
May you have a magical holiday season and enjoy abundant gift giving. May your children appreciate all their gifts no matter how much resources it took to compile. May you know you always have enough and that your gifting choices are perfectly chosen. May you feel confident in your holiday preparations. And above all, may the Magic of this season fill your hearts and inspire great things in all those you love and care for. May we all feel our connection to the divine goodness this holiday season. May you know you are loved and cared for.