15/12/2017 | eaglespi | Leave a comment Give unconditional love and acceptance for all this season, including YOU! Isn’t it time you treated yourself as lovingly as you treat your dearest friend or loved one? Perhaps you have heard of the phrase, “The past is history. The future is a mystery. The gift is in the present.” It is perfect for the holidays!! When you nurture yourself, you are able to give to your loved ones, your career and your community without feeling depleted or resentful. But when you are disconnected, the unkind words of others or inconsiderate actions hurt even more than usual at the holidays. When you disconnect from who you are, you are easily distracted, become out of balance and have difficulty connecting to and meeting your own needs. Loving and accepting all is the way we stay balanced and we are part of the all and so loving and accepting ourselves is important to being a healthy, happy person. People who are hurting often strike out, but don’t let their pain become yours. Release them with love and rebuild your confidence. Today’s Holiday Tip: Today’s tip is a helpful guided visualization and healing Forgiveness Prayer to reconnect to YOU! Sit comfortably and take a few moments to relax your body and quiet your mind. Notice how your heart feels. Become aware of any hurts that are being harboured in your heart at this time. (Perhaps there are some old resentments from you past, some judgments of others or yourself that are being held there, or some fears that are being projected into the future.) Gently place your hands on your heart. Imagine a warm healing energy emanating from your hands sending love and light to your heart chakra. Send love and light to each of the issues you have uncovered. Then, when you feel ready, jot down the names of people or short descriptions of situations that you feel could be cleared through the act of forgiveness. (It is important to note that this process is not about condoning someone’s behaviour or an incident that has happened. Rather, forgiveness is about breaking the energetic hooks that create a victim consciousness when we hold resentment and hurt in our hearts. Breaking the energetic connection is a way to clear blocks being held in the emotional energetic body.) If you come across a situation you are not ready to forgive and release, that is fine. Choose one that you truly are ready to let go of for this exercise. Below you will find the Forgiveness Prayer. Place the name of the person or situation in the blank spot and then say the prayer. It is important to do each of the 3 parts of the prayer. Most often we forget to release ourselves and that is so necessary to truly resolve any energetic block being held. Forgiveness Prayer __________, I freely and fully forgive you. I loose you and let you go to your good quickly and in peace. All is cleared up between us, now and forever more. _________, you freely and fully forgive me. You loose me and let me go to my good quickly and in peace. All is cleared up between us, now and forever more. I freely and fully forgive myself. I loose myself and let me go to my good quickly and in peace. All is balanced in me, now and forever more. The Forgiveness Prayer is a wonderful tool for clearing away any resentments/issues left unresolved and clogging the energy in the heart chakra/emotional body. I recommend using it at least twice daily. You can write out the 3 phases of the prayer, say it quietly in your mind, or say it out loud. The latter is the most effective way of using the prayer because of the power of the spoken word. First thing in the morning as you wake up and last thing at night when you are getting ready to go to sleep are very powerful times to do the Forgiveness Prayer because your mind is most receptive. As well, when catch yourself during the day as you suddenly move your awareness to a limiting thought about a situation or person, you can even do it right then and there. Imagine clearing a negative thought about the driver ahead of you in traffic, or about the slow line at the grocery store or about a grade school teacher who just popped into your mind! With the negative thoughts and feelings cleared from your energetic bodies, there is more room for fresh energy to flow and a real sense of connection and unlimited thinking. My final suggestions about using this wonderful prayer are: 1) to repeat the phrases until you feel a shift in your energies in that moment and, 2) to regularly return to that prayer for the person or situation that you are practicing forgiveness with until you feel that you have truly cleared that energetic hook. Watch how practicing compassion and forgiveness makes it much easier to remain grounded and connected. You are able to be present and focused in the now because you have released the worry of the past or fear about the future. December 15th’s affirmation: * Today’s affirmation comes from the Empathways ~ Affirmations for Sensitive Soul series. Get your personal set for your altar or to give as a gift at our gift shop. We want to help you celebrate your holiday season and deepen into the joy of thriving as a sensitive soul! Each morning a new door will open to help you savour the day and honour your sensitivities. Imagine opening a daily treat from now until December 25th that has been created just for you! Do you have other tips about caring for your wellness at the holidays, or a story to share that might help others? Please share in the comment section below. Together we are stronger! EagleSpirit, a Contemporary Shaman, has worked for over 20 years to help clients relax their bodies, release limiting beliefs and radiate their most authentic selves. As the creator of Empath 101 Empowerment program she speaks to groups internationally, facilitates the month-long course that has changed lives and is often featured in the media for her grounded approach to spirituality. Visit here for more details about Empath 101 and contact us if you would like to sponsor the program in your area. Email to find our about personalized Soul Journeys, the 2018 Sedona Spirit Quest Tours or private sessions. You deserve to feel Soul Good!