This is the time of year people are in the throws of preparing for the upcoming holidays. November is the time that travel plans, family gatherings and food preparations fill many conversations. It is also a time for some that brings up anxiety. The thought of being with family creates an inner dialogue that is focused on challenge, past chaotic experiences and dysfunctional interaction. It is so interesting to me to see how the past begins to color the future for so many. Historic events and conditions create mind chatter that cannot even entertain the possibility of harmony.
I am aware that the family of origin is not always the most loving or supportive. However, have you thought about the fact that you can set an intention for this holiday to be the best you have ever had? Have you considered that you can “bring your best self” to each event? Have you contemplated “joyous interaction” as the outcome that you desire? Why not start today? Why not declare and claim that this will be the best Thanksgiving of your entire life. What if you remembered that you have the right to choose how you will interact with everyone? What if you remembered that you can create time to be with people that support, love and recognize you?
You are not at the mercy of the past. You are a co-creator with Spirit and this is the perfect time to “create the holiday of your dreams”. I invite you to do the following:
- Write down your ideal Thanksgiving experience and read it as often as feels comfortable
- Create a short affirmation that you can say everyday to support this vision
- In your quiet time, visualize the energy and environment that you are calling in
- Call a friend and share your vision and ask them to support you in creating an incredible experience
- Calendar time with people you know will bring joy to this time of year
Please know that you are powerful. If you start today, you can create a new and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. It will be new because you will bring the best part of you to the table.
I invite you to join in with your blessing of this season on the Global Blessing Blog. (hyperlink: www.globalblessingblog.com).
Take a moment to remember this:
Today, I set into motion a powerful intention for a joyous holiday experience. I see it! I claim it! It is done!
About Cynthia James:
Cynthia James is a transformational specialist guiding thousands of people to make changes for lasting healing in their lives. Ms James is a speaker, teacher, performing artist and the award winning author of “What Will Set You Free”. Cynthia has facilitated hundreds of workshops, and keynotes; including Celebrate Your Life, Woman Arising, the Gift in Shift, Colorado Behavior Healthcare Council, the Women’s Success Forum, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detention Facility, and many others. She is the founder of the Cynthia James Support Network; an online support community. Cynthia’s newest book, “Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence”, offers practical tools for self empowerment. www.CynthiaJames.net
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