Christmas- should we always feel happy during the festive period?

Happy Saturday!

The festive season is finally here, and the country is soooo excited (can you believe it's the eve of Christmas Eve already)!!! Time off, eat what you want, lots of presents and, for some, lots of partying (I'm not one of those people anymore as I can't take the hangovers!!), what more could we ask for?

Christmas is the time for family and joy right? That’s what we’ve been taught all our lives, haven't we? So does that mean we will feel happy for every hour of the Christmas period? Maybe on social media we will (as if we would post how really feel when it isn't as happy as it 'should be'!) but surely, if I have moments of negativity, and you have these moments too, then everyone else must do, right?!

It’s completely normal not feel full of glee for every moment of every day; what with presents, children screaming, cooking, heightened expectations, trying to mediate between relatives and at the same time, being the host with the most, who the bloody hell would be happy all the time???

Lesson 1: It's ok to have moments of negativity during 'the most wonderful time of the year'.

Allow yourself to feel those emotions, they’re natural and are not meant to be suppressed, but once you have felt them, don’t dwell on them too much. We can help ourselves but managing these emotions with your favourite crystals.

Lesson 2: Crystals can help you manage and calm these negative emotions over the festive period.

Managing negative emotions with crystals can be a soothing and effective way to promote emotional healing and balance during the Christmas period. Here's a few pointers on how to do it:

1. Choose the right crystals: Select crystals that are known for their calming and nurturing properties. Some popular choices for managing negative emotions include:

- Rose Quartz: Known as the "stone of love," Rose Quartz promotes self-love, empathy, and emotional healing.

   - Amethyst: A powerful crystal for calming the mind, Amethyst helps relieve stress, anxiety, and negativity.

   - Labradorite: Labradorite is known for its ability to enhance intuition and self-awareness, making it useful for managing emotional triggers.

   - Selenite: Selenite has a gentle and purifying energy that can help clear emotional blockages and promote relaxation.

2. Cleanse and charge your crystals: Before using your crystals, it's important to cleanse and charge them. You can do this by placing them under running water, leaving them in the sunlight or moonlight, or using other cleansing methods such as smudging with sage or using sound vibrations (e.g., with a singing bowl).

3. Find a quiet and comfortable space: Choose a serene and peaceful area where you can have some uninterrupted time for yourself. This space should ideally be free from distractions and noise. Just what you need during the Christmas madness!

4. Set your intention: Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and set your intention for your crystal healing session. Focus on wanting to release negative emotions, finding emotional balance, and embracing inner peace.

5. Hold your chosen crystal: Take the crystal that resonates with you the most, hold it in your hand, and allow yourself to absorb its energy. Feel its energy flowing through you and connecting with your emotions.

6. Meditate with your crystal: Close your eyes and focus on your breath. With each inhale, imagine that you are breathing in positive energy, and with each exhale, imagine that you are expelling negative energy and emotions. Visualize your emotions being replaced by tranquility and peace.

7. Use affirmations: While meditating, repeat positive affirmations that resonate with you. For example, you can repeat phrases like "I release all negativity and embrace inner peace" or "I am in control of my emotions, finding balance within."

8. Journal your feelings: After your crystal healing session, take a journal and write down any emotions or insights that came up during the process. This will help you gain a deeper understanding of your emotional state and track your progress over time.

9. Carry your crystal with you: To continue benefiting from the crystal's energy throughout the Christmas period, carry it with you in your pocket, wear it as jewelry, or place it near your bed while you sleep.

Lesson 3: You are important, how you feel requires acknowledgement and love and self-love is often the thing that can help the most.

Take a breath. Accept how you feel. Take a little time for you. After all, you are as important as those around you and you deserve some happy time this Christmas.

Love as always

Jennie Clare xxx

December 23, 2023 — Jennie Arnold

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