This is the home stretch to Christmas in the West. Now is when people, regardless of religious affiliation, open themselves more to experiencing uplifting emotions. We symbolize this by various forms of gift-giving. Whether or not one subscribes to the hyper-consumerism of the Holiday Season or if more humble giving is your style, we are more receptive to giving and receiving care, compassion, generosity, and love.
Is the loving environment socially engrained? Does it comes from a place from deep within? However it arises, now is the time when we embrace love in all of its manifestations. We feel compelled towards emotional and spiritual growth. Instead of simply giving it lip service, we heartfully embrace the impulse. We want to end the year on a positive note.
As we allow more of our loving nature to reveal itself, we find ourselves inspired to help others or to express our creativity. This is because we feel more accepting of ourselves, and in turn, with others. We rediscover the potential to enhance our human condition and become the best versions of ourselves.
This time of year represents the opportunity to renew familial, friendship, and romantic ties. We remember how fortunate we are to have met people who have added something special to our lives. We feel more open to sharing love. Then, when we do so, it pours forth effortlessly. Doing so adds a little sparkle to the eyes as we smile with happiness.
Even for those who are not in partnered relationships, these feelings are still present, albeit not manifested in the way we may hope. There are still compassionate, generous parts of our nature that yearn to express themselves. Many people show this by selflessly helping others. They find inner radiance within the hearts of those they help and within themselves. This is the feeling at the core of the old saying, “the more you give, the more you receive on many levels”.
One of the most profound aspects of this loving time of year is that we feel deeper connections with intuition and the subconscious mind. When we take a break from the busyness of holiday preparations, it is good to ponder oneself privately and rediscover how we can live more fulfilling, joyful lives. The solutions are highly personal; and only we know of what they comprise and how we must fulfill them.
The Blue Jay of Happiness likes this passage from author, podcaster, and YouTuber, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”