Some thoughts on Christmas season 2023, and how to greet your experiences with reverence.
No matter how hard you push the “L” key on your keyboard, it will not create an “N” on the screen in front of you. It’s just not made to do that.
Leading up to Christmas, assist yourself through any inner/outer situations of strife or discord, by considering where you may be trying to change or coerce an experience into something it cannot be – for you.
A drive to avoid disappointment is often behind our attempts to turn a specific, natural force into something it is not.
We go against the laws of the universe when we try to contort water into behaving like fire, or force air to suddenly become earth – for us.
Some things cannot be bent and twisted. All they can do is bounce back at you when you try to change them, further enforcing their boundary of structure, while also making you very tired from all the trying.
“That’s enough now”
(I want a t-shirt that says that.)
We can never make an N become an L.
There may be a moment when L comes to understand N better – where it has more respect and reverence for the qualities N brings to life, learning to value what it symbolically stands for, & what it’s role is.
But any attempts to contort natural processes will surely result in another opportunity to meet the face of disappointment, give it a kiss of awareness, and then continue on with our day, with awareness of the ache that comes to life when we witness the chasm between us and another person.
“I am aware of disappointment, but not of it.”
Don’t go further than that. Don’t become it.
We need you here.
“OK – I notice sadness, and a fear of the sadness.”
That’s helpful to the heart, to notice these things. And for the body and mind.
It makes it less intense within the energy field, to give the gift of allowing to ourselves.
Allowing creates structure for grief. So you don’t create a martyrdom channel within you.
It’s too easy to tune to those kinds of channels. We need to make it much harder to do that.