EMOTIONAL FREEDOM for the Holidays!!

I am thankful for a very nice Thanksgiving with many friends, in a beautiful location, good food, the love of my wonderful partner, Martin, and a warm and cozy home to return to after eating a feast with others. My hope is that if you are reading this, you also had a wonderful day on Thursday, with all of its blessings.

There are many people who probably did not experience the joy that we did because they are being held captive by their emotions. This is just the beginning of the major Holiday Season celebrated here in the USA. There is so much focus on the commercialism, the events themselves, expectations of family gatherings, that often individuals completely lose themselves and also lose connection with the spiritual or inner significance of why the holidays exist in the first place.

I used to be in an emotional place where I reacted like a robot when the Holidays arrived. I felt and reacted to all of the stresses. I was tense, frustrated, impatient, sensitive, and not very much fun to be around – even in this festive time of year. When my life changed dramatically and I experienced the “dark night of the soul” I spent a very changing Holiday Season all alone. I had just separated from a marriage, a person I thought was the “love of my life”, I left my dream home, my community, my job and clients. Everything was different. I was in a new city, new rental house, all alone with no friends nearby, and the cable man had not even come to hook up my TV yet. I was forced into a silent Christmas of introspection.

During that Holiday Season I released all old traditions, all expectations, I got to know myself better and catered to what I wanted. I visited with friends via telephone, joining parties by calling in when they occurred elsewhere – with a drink (of my choice) in my hand, sitting in the comfort of my own home with my pets, eating (what I wanted and when I wanted). I had no Christmas tree that year – instead, I bought myself a pretty bouquet of flowers. I was just too “out of myself” to decorate or get into my Christmas decoration boxes – I had moving boxes still to unpack since I was starting a new job after the first of the year.

Since that time I have made it a point to keep the Holidays FUN and I feel at peace around this time of year now because I have gone through the steps to see the priorities and know how I can most enjoy them. Many people would like to find EMOTIONAL FREEDOM for the Holidays like I did, so I am offering a series of five weekly one-hour calls during December to provide self-coaching energy management techniques that work. We will apply wholistic modalities such as emotional freedom technique, among others. If you would like to know more about these calls please go to: http://is.gd/9cwa . You may also register there. In the meantime, I am glad you joined me here at Alchemist Anne!!

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1 Comment

  • Sarah
    December 3, 2008

    I love reading your thoughts and tips. When I get home at night from a hard day of work I look forward to whats new. Thanksgiving was hard this year but to share it with all of the camping group made it easier. Keep up the great work and share with the rest of the world. You never know who might be reading and sleeping better because of it. Thanks Anne

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