As I write this, it is the 1st of December. Christmas is almost upon us! My tree will be arriving on Monday and I will be harnessing the powers of my grandchildren to have it appropriately festooned in all things Christmassy -- tinsel, sparkly baubles, lights, and all the various trinkets that have been added to the Christmas decorations box over the years.
Christmas means different things to different people. While some people throw themselves with gusto into the swing of the party season, others prefer a more relaxing, low-key time spent with loved ones, or even alone. Me, I do enjoy dressing up and popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly.
It's very easy to forget, though, in this modern world of manic consumerism, that the roots of Christmas are spiritual. Somewhere along the way, Jesus, Mary and the angels have been pushed aside by Father Christmas with his elves and flying reindeer.
I'm happy to say though that the angels don't mind this! They actually love the Christmas season. They love the fun and displays of affection. They keep busy going around spreading sparkling energy of peace and love, raising these feelings in our hearts. Some of their work is happy but much of what they do also revolves around looking after the sick and easing the burdens of the poor, as well as those who are stuck in the kitchen stressing out over turkeys in the oven and sprouts on the stove!
The truth is that, although we're all supposed to be so happy and jolly at Christmas time (if we are to believe the TV ads for John Lewis, Asda, Waitrose, Coca Cola, M&S etc), in reality this can be a time of pressures, sadness, depression and family arguments. The angels have more work to do than ever in spreading love and keeping peace. It's a bigger job than usual because our human emotions are so heightened at this time of year. We have higher highs and lower lows. And such high expectations of ourselves and others at this time.
So many of us get anxious because we feel obligated to spend more than we want to and so financial worries come to the fore. We worry about disappointing people. We eat and drink to excess then feel bloated and guilty, relationships develop cracks under the extra pressures... .
So this is the message I've been asked to give you from the angels... first, take a big deep breathe. Slow down. Don't do so much, don't stress so much, don't worry so much. Take note of and be grateful for the love and laughter in your life. 'Tis the season to be jolly not the season to be frantic and harassed. All you need to do is open your heart and channel love into the world. There are so many more ways to show your affection for someone than buying them trinkets. As well, bringing peace to the world includes the planet we call home so think about how you can avoid adding to the plastic trash load she's already bearing. (That last bit was me but I'm sure the angels would agree!)
I wish you a sublimely happy festive season. I hope you take time this Christmas to relax, love, laugh, and enjoy the sparkle of the season. If you can help someone who's not doing so well, all's the better. Be grateful for your many blessings and have as much fun as you can.
See you in 2019!
Lots of love, Zoë xx
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