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Christmas Lights as Markers of Eternal Love
Christmas lights burning brightly remind us that love is the illumination that stays with us everyday, not just Christmas Day. When we spend our moments sharing and caring, our love burns brightly just as the lights of Christmas burn so brilliantly through the holidays.
Let the lights of love burn brightly in your life by adopting an attitude of caring in daily activities and interactions. Holding a positive attitude brings more energy into your body. Think about that for a moment. When you suddenly are offered the opportunity to go on a fun outing, no matter how lethargic you're feeling, you'll suddenly feel the energy to get up, get going.
Christmas Light Meditation
Light a candle on your altar. Sit with your back straight, either on a cushion or on a chair. If sitting on a chair plant the soles of your feet firmly on the floor to maintain balance. Fold your hands in your lap or place them palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes.
Begin even and regular breathing such as 2 counts to breathe in; 2 counts to breathe out; 2 counts to breath in and continue this rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation without saying the numbers. Breath is a tie between body and mind; when we need to calm down regular rhythmic breathing helps bring the emotions and body into peace and serenity.
Think of an appreciation for someone you love. See your loved one surrounded by the brilliance of Christmas light. Let the light expand outwardly for a few moments into the far distance and over the horizon of your imagination. The light is now encompassing the entire family of humanity in its warmth. Enjoy feeling part of the whole worldwide family.
Take a minute to sit and reflect on how you can incorporate the light of love in your life. This is your Christmas gift to yourself that not only benefits you but all the come into contact with you.
Finish your Christmas Light Meditation by taking a deep breath and releasing it slowly. Open your eyes and stretch out. Go forward in your day with a positive caring attitude.
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