Today is Dec.10th and I am forced too slow down due to a snow blizzard. Most of my clients had to reschedule which suddenly freed my usually very busy calendar.
The first thing I realized was that I have had hardly time to get into a Christmas Spirit.
I associate Christmas Spirit with listening to Christmas Music, planning Christmas Dinners, playing with my children, and finding enough time to meet friends at a Christ Kindle Market.
Unfortunately there are lots of things that I have to take care of during this special time that does not keep me in a calm, relaxed Christmas Spirit. And I am sure that I am not alone with this. We all get so distracted with shopping, baking cookies and making our holiday cards that at the end we are looking forward to having this time pass by as quickly as possible so we have some sort of normalcy again.
Most of my clients are constantly in a waiting or holding pattern of their life. What I consider a holding or waiting pattern is to wish for tomorrow or for the end of this year due to some hard emotional or physical struggles.
Some people know that I have been a flight attendant for several years. During those years as a flight attendant I learned some of the most valuable lessons of life, which was to never expect you arrive on time or even at your planned destination. Yes, that’s right sometimes we planned to arrive in L.A. but ended up in Baltimore due to some mechanical problems.
Life is just like the airport business. Yes, it is good to make plans but it is even better to live moment for moment. Every single day is different. Most of us have some idea of what we will accomplish today but at the end of the day we weren’t able to follow through due to physical, emotional or other bigger circumstances. Situations like this can bring up anxiety. And anxiety is a physical form of feeling out of control.
So today I will start to take each moment as a gift. Each day I will focus on the things I almost finished instead of thinking of all the things I still have to accomplish.
I will take time out of my hectic schedule to enjoy the laughter of my children. I will enjoy a moment alone with my old dog KEKO since I am not sure how many more months or years I will have her on my side. I will stop whatever I do right now to give gratitude to all the great things I was able to experience this year. Today, I will dance in the SNOW instead of waiting to have it stop snowing.
I no longer want to be in a RACE instead I like to be part of something great called “LIFE”.
Merry Christmas and may this holiday bring peace and comfort to you all.
Birgit your Herbalist