One of the stress factors during the holidays is gift giving itself. How do we experience the magic of the winter holidays without over extending ourselves financially?
The media are selling us a hostile and scary world. We can unconsciously allow that feeling space of fear, or we can consciously choose to give energy to the resonance of gratitude and joy. The latter fundamentally changes the world.
Conflicts happen all over the world and start with our own personal disharmonies and conflicts in our individual relationships. What exactly causes the start or the escalation of a conflict? It is not so much the actions we take that invite war, but the way we are while taking them. The same action can be performed from a heart at peace or a heart at war. What determines which way we interact with others?
Suppressed emotional issues consume tremendous amounts of energy and have a negatively cumulative effect. When we jam a cork into our emotional kettle instead of appropriately responding to the whistling, we lose our health, well being and joy.