A Joyful Holiday in the Midst of Uncertainty

Joyful Holiday in the Midst of Uncertainty by Ariann Thomas #TheWellnessUniverse #WUVIP #JoyfulHoliday
Joyful Holiday in the Midst of Uncertainty by Ariann Thomas #TheWellnessUniverse #WUVIP #JoyfulHoliday
The Holidays are upon us once again. Where does the time go?

Last year I offered 7 Tips to Have More Holiday Happiness, and you may want to revisit that article and get some helpful hints if you are feeling stressed over this season.

The most important concept to remember during this time is to be Happy. Forget the holiday hype. Turn off the news. Turn off the commercials. Turn down the volume. The noise and chaos interfere with the beauty and joy.

With the recent Las Vegas shooting this past October, the continuing terrorist attacks around the world, the hurricanes, earthquakes, it is easy to fall prey to anxiety, fear, and worry. The perpetrators are hoping to create this kind of fear. Natural disasters bring their own anxiety. These harmful emotions do not serve us. I am happy to see so many responses in the (non-mainstream) news and internet that call for compassion for the victims and also for the misguided and wounded people who would target innocents.

In another article on my website, Heal for Your Future and Others, I wrote about the triggers that adversely affect our health and attitudes and turn on “bad” DNA such as depression, fear, heart disease, diabetes and other unwanted influences in our lives. Holidays often bring up old memories, sometimes good, sometimes not so good, that may initiate emotional or health issues. Science has now found that we can counter these negative effects fairly easily if we pay attention. One of the most effective ways of changing your genome (the ‘triggering’ part of the DNA mechanism) is to be grateful.

An “attitude of gratitude” can change your life.

Wake up and appreciate three good things in your life. Notice the beauty around you with all your senses; the colors, the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the sensations you feel. We often overlook the obvious in our daily rush. Then take a breath and breathe out your gratitude for the joy and beauty of life.

Most especially appreciate the loved ones around you and their place in your life whether they are your partner, parents, children, pets, friends, co-workers, ministers, or just the friendly faces at the grocery store. Be grateful for their presence and the love they bring to your heart.

Love changes the genomes of dis-ease to activate the positive chemical forms of our cells.

Endorphins stave off depression, certain types of mental illness, heart disease and other illnesses. Love is good for you if you recognize and acknowledge that you have it in your life.

Science has verified through studies that dedicated meditation and yoga can heal cells and hold off aging. Most people say they don’t have time for meditation during the holidays because of their busy schedules. Actually, you don’t have time not to meditate. It will keep you grounded, balanced, healthy and happy. Some people say they can’t meditate. Begin with simple breathing or visualization meditations. There are many you can download for free on the internet. Finding the calm, still-center of your body will heal your life in many ways.

Spread joy and happiness wherever you are.

Smile and greet people with a positive, upbeat acknowledgment and express approval of small, good works. You will spread good cheer throughout the season and throughout the year if you have a positive attitude, take action, and have a positive heart, you can change the world around you. Be kind. A little kindness can change a person’s life. It can make a child feel like a prince or a princess. It matters more than a million bucks.

Surrender all your worries, anxieties, and fears to the Divine. These negative emotions merely interfere with your health and your positive genomes. Foster a positive outlook and love your life, your family, friends and all you meet. Greet the season with joy and happiness. Express gratitude and kindness and your heart will be filled with love and the blessing of health and long life.

Many blessings for a Joyful Holiday Season of Love,

– Ariann

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