First of all, I’d like to wish all who celebrate it a Merry Christmas!
With that being said, today’s card may not resonate with all of you. But it has been shown that the holidays can be a stressful time for some people.
You may feel like there is a lot of pressure on you to make others happy, while at the same time not receiving much support for yourself.
Some of you may be by yourself. Some of you may feel lonely in a house full of people around you.
As I mentioned yesterday, I believe that the holidays are about connection. And if it is difficult to connect with others, then the feeling of loneliness may be the Universe’s way of helping us connect to ourselves. Alone time is an opportunity to align with our highest purpose.
Whatever the case may be, it doesn’t have to be too heavy. Take it light. Ask others to help you if you feel overwhelmed. At the family dinner, you may not connect with someone on all levels. But if you have any common ground at all, that is enough to create even a small bond with another person. When it is all said and done, take pride in what you have accomplished, and know that others appreciated what you did (even if they didn’t express their thanks).
If you are by yourself, do what makes you feel good. Pamper the parts of yourself that feel unloved by getting rest, entertaining yourself, eating comfort foods — don’t judge yourself. Go beneath the surface to find out what you need. Strengthen your connection to self. Then when the time is right, find ways to share yourself with other people.
Wishing you much love and peace.