We’re supposed to believe that the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for many people, November and December can be the hardest time of year.
If you’ve been feeling down, lonely, depressed or generally just “blah” this month, you’re not alone! And if you’re going through tough times, I’ve got the perfect remedy for you.
This holiday season, you can say sayonara to sadness and raise your vibration and your spirits by focusing on this one thing. Whatever is going on in your life, I know that it can be a loving and peaceful season if you include this into your day.
The perfect remedy for beating the holiday blues? Giving back.
Raise Your Vibration by Giving Back
Ever noticed how warm and fuzzy you feel inside after doing a good deed? That’s the vibration of love at work, and it feels ah-mazing!
One of my clients, Vanessa*, was recently struggling to get along with her sister. To her, it seemed like every time they got together, her sister would make a snide comment or try to make her feel bad.
I guided Vanessa to shift the energy away from frustration and toward love. “Whenever you feel triggered,” I told her, “take a deep breath and bless your sister silently. When you do this it takes the personal sting away and puts you in a compassionate space. This energy shift will help you see a difference in your dynamic.”
She tried it, and told me a few days later that it worked beautifully!
Subtle shifts can be tremendously impactful. We think that if we don’t say anything about how we feel, nobody knows – but our energy extends far beyond our bodies. When we feel angry, hurt or annoyed, it flows out.
In the same way, when we feel grateful, loving and generous, it radiates into our energetic field.
This doesn’t mean that giving is always easy. It wasn’t exactly a walk in the park for Vanessa to hear her sister’s nasty comments and then respond by silently blessing her! But true love asks that you give back… even when it’s difficult. It’s choosing to walk the path of compassion rather than the path of ego, and recognizing the other person for the beautiful, shining spirit that they are, underneath the personalities, fears and shortcomings.
Wouldn’t you want others to do the same for you?
Giving is an Act of Love
In my book, I say that “love” has 4 letters: G-I-V-E. Giving from your heart is the best investment you can make in yourself, your life, your relationships and the people around you.
The beautiful thing about giving is that there are infinite ways to give; you can offer a blessing (like the client in the example I cited above), you can volunteer, you can offer your time, money, or just simply offer a smile to someone passing by.
You’ll always get back way more than you’ve extended to others; giving is truly the best “feel good” investment.
My challenge for you this week is to focus on giving for seven days. When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself:
Who can I give to today?
How can I be a person of increase?
Where would my energy and gifts make the most impact today?
You can also ask God or the Universe, “Please show me where I can give today.”
This holiday season, raise your vibration and your spirits by focusing on giving back. Wherever you are on your path, I know that it can be a loving and peaceful season if you’re willing to open your heart and give generously of yourself.