The entire holiday season is a symbolic ritual that allows us to align with the natural cycles of fullness and the natural cycles of releasing so that we can become void, empty and open to receive the new cycle of manifestation in the Spring. The process of gift giving and gift receiving provides us with the perfect symbolic background for connecting to the cycles of manifestation that nature demonstrates to us during this most powerful time.
You Are the Gift!
The giving part of the equation is the acknowledgement of your abundance. In the truest sense, giving is the release of stored energy (i.e. abundance). This release of stored abundance allows you to become void and gives space for new life to be birthed in the Spring, just as nature drops its leaves and these leaves become the mulch for the new sprouts to germinate in the Spring.
To effectively commence the cycle of giving, you must buy yourself the first gift. This will make buying for others more effective and save you a lot of money. Remember, there is a difference between a gift and a present. A present is something you want someone to have, a gift is something you know the receiver wants to receive.
You are the Receiver!
The symbology of receiving is very important, for without it the cycle cannot be complete. Unfortunately, our culture has ignored this part of the equation by promoting an axiom that is not true, “it is better to give than to receive.” When receiving a gift, you are given the privilege to see the power of your magnetic field that is symbolic of the manifested results of your year´s experience. Your ability to receive sets up a manifesting field for the New Event structure in the NEW CYCLE! I am reminded of my teacher Barbra Dillenger´s most powerful words:
“You are the Gift, the Beginning of the Cycle
You are the giver, the Completion of the Cycle
You are the Receiver, the Result of the Cycle.”
REMEMER THAT IT IS GRATITUDE THAT MAKES IT ALL REAL
I give up my investment in being right. I accept myself as I am. I release blame and accept myself as the source of my experience. I know I am love, even when I am not. I find peace in my truths. I speak my truth to determine my peace. I set boundaries and allow others to do the same. I no longer live for others, I live for myself. I accept and embrace change as adventure. I see my experience as knowledge. I know that all that comes toward me is merely a reflection of me, whether I like it or not. I multiply quality, laughter, joy, beauty and ideas. I know my creativity is my key to being fruitful. I accept life as fun and laughter as healing. I stop taking myself seriously. I know my answers are within. I accept myself as an authority on me. I allow others to be their own authority. I stop living other peoples’ lives and live my own life. I give up control and bring in flexibility. I accept responsibility for my creative power. I allow my light to bring me awareness. I know and accept my duality and my polarity. I accept the paradoxes in myself, in others and in life. I know my free will is my gift; and I accept the choices that come with my free will. I take my power in all situations rather than letting things happen to me. I recognize my victories and acknowledge my accomplishments. I accept the fact that there is no one else like me. I allow my uniqueness, my identity and my originality to be a source of celebration. I know I have the power to manifest in every moment. I know flow requires opposites. I accept my opposites as a source of motivation. I interpret life for myself. I listen to my inner voice. I know I am the point of my own power. I risk reason for an experience. I let my past reconstruct behind me and move on. I give up reviewing and get into vision. I turn my fear into faith. I turn my judgment into understanding. I let negativity flow through me, not become me. I know I am the source of my life, my love and my experience. I am completely self-determined and give others the same right.
I Am Love, I Am Light, I Am Life, I Am Peace, I Am Power,
I Am Beauty, I Am Harmony, I Am Abundance. I Am Joy.
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The soul’s purpose is to experience. The mind’s purpose is to judge and allow or deny the experience. The emotion’s purpose is to express or repress the experience. The body’s purpose is to facilitate or to store the experience.
Through the passageway of this axiom we can look within and see how deeply embedded our denial or determination is. This axiom shows us that our primal choice is to experience life through action and demonstrate how we allow judgment to stop the experience. When we deny our experience, we store it for a later date. In storing or warehousing our experience, we can trust that it will come up again, giving us an opportunity to complete.
Remember, thought precedes action. How often we get stuck in thought and never move to the allowing, expressing or facilitating part of the equation. The risk required for action is often uncomfortable. Taking a risk shows us whether or not we are committed to life and to ourselves. Making the statement, ”I’m going for it no matter what,” requires faith. (Faith cannot be determined without risk.) Everything you ever wanted is one step beyond your comfort zone.
If you are reading this today, you are being asked to go for it and experience the gusto that comes when you go one step beyond that which you have judged as comfortable.
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