There’s been a lot of talk (this time of year) about feeling guilty over holiday treats. Which is not only ridiculously wasteful, but seriously absurd.
You know how the Universe and I feel about there being no such thing as mistakes, right? Well, guilt is way up there, alongside. Not only is it a fabricated and futile “emotion,” but it’s also harmful.
(Which was it’s intent originally, by the way. The worse we feel about ourselves, the more we’ll need to be taken care of……, by “the church” by our “men” and by those who generally think themselves “in power.”)
There is no point to guilt. And by that we mean, nothing useful comes out of feeling bad. I know, some folks believe that this is a catalyst for them going on to being more positive or getting shit done. But I don’t.
There are so many other, more positive ways of healing, of helping to get ourselves back on to the good road.
So, back to the Treats. They are called Treats for a reason! We don’t refer to them as Meals, because meals are meals. Treats are rare and wonderful and significantly special. For holidays, they make the celebration MORE special.
Bottom line, drop the guilt. Toss it out with words like “coincidence” and “mistake” and move on with the festivities. Bring on the Treats! And be happy about it. That’s what they’re for.
(Notice how no where in here did anyone say VASTLY-OVERINDULGE or MAKE-YOURSELF-SICK. Just tossin’ that out there.)
Very often, these Treats are made or purchased by persons we care deeply for and about. Our daily draw wants to bring that valuable aspect into today’s message.
“Appreciation ~ 40 ~
Family, Collective, Society, Community
Now is an important time to contemplate your place in the world. Pay attention to your influence on others, and note that you are a part of a big community.
Recognize your interactions with those around you, and respect the fact that no matter how well you may succeed on your own, you must still depend on others in myriad ways for your comfort and security.
You’re aware of this every time you switch on a light and enjoy instant electricity, or turn on a faucet and have clean drinking water at your disposal.
Your Divine Helpers are present to remind you to appreciate your fellow human being and take nothing for granted. Recognize your need for others, and unspoken gifts they share with you.
Move beyond your self-interests right now, and participate in a common effort. Ask yourself how you might contribute to the greater good.
Your Divine Helpers’ message:
Be responsible for your part in the great scheme of things.”
Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette
is to say that I’ve been having a lot of fun lately finding new and interesting music for my splashy movement class.
The pool has an ancient stereo system. Which, a few months back, decided it won’t play nicely with any device that I bring in. This has forced me to scrounge up every old CD I can put my sticky wee hands on.