It’s almost here! That time of the year when we start to slow down, spend time with loved ones and wait for the man in red suit to bring us everything we desire.
Whether you believe in Santa or not, this time of year sheds a lot of clarity on what we do place faith in within our lives. What do you believe in? Are you putting your faith in people and things that bring you joy? and are you asking the universe for what you really want?
Christmas is such a juicy time of the year to examine our beliefs because there is an energy in the air that almost anything is possible. There’s a heightened sense that magic and miracles could happen (even if that miracle is just hooking up with the hot guy from work at the company christmas party). We’re a little bit more open at Christmas time, to believing that all the things we’re longing for could come true. Maybe its all the cheesy Christmas movies I’ve watched over the years but if Hollywood has taught me anything, it’s that wishes come true at Christmas - if you’re bold enough to ask for them.
What’s my point? simply this: Santa and the Universe = same thing. Believe. Have faith. Ask. And then watch the miracles unfold.
A few months ago I stumbled upon this clip from Jim Carrey speaking to the Maharishi University which sums up my point beautifully:
How inspirational is that?!
What would life look like if you stopped following your head and started believing in possibility?
In “Miracle on 34th Street” (one of my christmas movie faves), Dora, a divorced mother who has given up on love, tells Kris Kringle that she doesn’t think there’s any harm no believing in Santa. After all, a lot of people don’t and there is really no proof of his existence. Kris Kringle points out that Christmas isn’t just a day, and he’s not just a man, he’s a symbol of the human capacity for faith:
So my question is: where are you putting your faith? There’s no such thing as a ‘faithless’ person; you either have faith in miracles and possibility or you have faith in fear and disappointment. and let’s face it: we’re all afraid on some level. Everyone fears failing at what they truly want in life. But in my mind there isn’t really another option. After all, how is succeeding at getting a life you don’t want any better? Again, there’s an awesome clip from Jim’s speech that gets to the heart of it:
What jumped out at you when you watched this clip about ‘doing what you love’? Was it a trip you’ve always wanted to take, a business you want to start, a charity you want to volunteer with... a closet you want to step out of?
Now’s the time.
Christmas is such a delicious time to get clear on your beliefs, with plenty of downtime to reflect on this year and so much potential and possibility for the year ahead. So what are you waiting for?
Remember when you used to write a letter to Santa? Well we're going to do the grown up version and write one to the Universe. I’ve created a gift for you called “The Miracle on 34th Street Effect" which you can print out and fill out. This is an easy and fun way of getting clarity on what brought you joy and love this year and what sucked the energy out of you. It also creates focus on what you want more of in your life next year and the action steps to create it, all of which will help to highlight where you’ve been putting your faith and where you’d like to redirect it to in the future.
Step into the beautiful energy of everything that is possible for you this Christmas!
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