Smell the Roses
Weekly Reading Topic for December 19, 2020: Smell the Roses
Well, good morning, love! I just opened a Reading for you, my newsletter subscribers, and here’s what I heard in answer to the following:
What do my readers most need to hear this weekend? What is the most important message to send to my beloved readers?
The answer was: “smell the roses.”
This was a remarkably short session today. I think it’s because there is no point in belaboring a simple, pointed message.
I’m taking a little time off here at the end of the year … so the next weekly reading you’ll see will be the one for January 2, 2021. (EEEK! A new year AND a new decade!)
What follows is your weekly reading, dearest one.
Weekly Reading │ Smell the Roses
Q: What do we need to know about “smell the roses?”
A: We’re lucky that it’s the holiday season because right now the energy of this week seems to be just … so … relaxed.
It’s time to rest, but not to go to sleep. It’s more like to be on VACATION. Something we haven’t had much of this year, right?
[And no, staying at home and working in your jammies is not the same as “being on vacation.”]
But, what do you do for vacation when you can’t go anywhere?
Or when you and/or your friends and colleagues and families are fighting the pandemic, or losing their work, or facing eviction?
You go on vacation in your mindset. You take a break, in every way you can. You literally stop and smell the roses. It just takes a few seconds — but if you do it right, you’ll be a little more relaxed when you’re done.
So this week as we all cautiously approach the weirdest holiday week in years, as we prepare for mostly low-key, no-contact celebrations, ENJOY the time.
The holidays most years are hectic. Fun, sure, but over-packed with events and concerts and traditions that take time and energy.
This year, all of that is optional, and the holidays can be about Netflix and a glass of wine.
Take it. Enjoy it. Relax.
It’s time for us to take any moment we can — no matter how fleeting — to rest in wellness.
The first sip of coffee in the morning.
The way the light falls on the flour as it sifts into the bowl.
The curve of your child’s cheek.
Burying your fingers in the deep fur at the back of your cat’s head.
Feeling the cold tile under your bare, wet feet.
The flickering of Christmas tree lights out your window.
Deepen your attention during these moments, because this holiday season you have an amazing opportunity to pull two, three, four times more wellness out of them than normal.
There will also be attention-grabbing events, and there will be plenty of action … but in between, breathe deeply, and if you see some roses, take a deep whiff.
Life is good, even when it is bad. Breathing and being alive is a blessing in itself, and this holiday, those of us who are breathing and alive owe it to each other and ourselves to rest and soak in that fact.
I am always here to serve in any way I can.
Much Love to You,
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