Christmas and expectations

Christmas and expectations

Christmas promises many goodies and comes loaded with expectations ūüôā We want so much the promise of¬†fun, love, connection and relaxation.¬†And¬†lets take a few minutes to clear our¬†expectations¬†compassionately.¬†We all sense ‘energy’, we sense¬†when there are expectations. ¬†They lead us into healing feelings when fully acknowledged and bring tension in the air or resentment if not addressed. ¬†Here are two steps for embracing and clearing (or at least softening) our own expectations:

  • Judging someone else? Have quick honest look as to whether you ever have done the same thing. Hmm. Thought so ūüôā¬†That self-honesty¬†is a quick route back to peace for me.
  • Resentful? Or coercing¬†yourself or someone else? Really engage with WHY you are or aren’t doing something, or want someone else to do or not do something. ¬†What are you really trying to fill up your heart with?¬†Is it love and¬†belonging? ¬†Care or¬†being valued by¬†family? Take a few minutes to just sit with what you find.

Quietly slowly,¬†feel, feel, feel your way though any relationship road bumps. Find those goodies (understanding, love, peace..)¬†¬†inside yourself and in those around you. Yep, even when¬†they have a ways of attending to these that don’t sit well with you.

Love and peace to you and your families

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