Volume 4, Issue 7
Dec 21, 2017
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My dad’s side of the family gathered last weekend for our annual Christmas celebration. It was kind of mind-blowing to realize that it’s been a recurring event for 97 years.
A family with deep roots and ever-growing branches, an ornament is made for each member of the family. There are now so many they adorn the tables as well as the tree.
This year we were reminded of the purpose of the season through words my Aunt Mary Lou, a wise and beautiful woman, wrote a few years back. They are worth sharing:
“Our traditional gathering for Christmas goes on basically the same as it did when I was a child. No matter what the menu, or the location, it is a day for counting your blessings, sharing food, sharing news, and sharing love with those we treasure most…While our hearts yearn backward, straining for a glimpse of those very special moments, people, and places we will not visit again, it is important to enjoy life at the moment and value where we are at any given time.”
The Christmas season offers an opportunity to celebrate the love, joy, and gifts of our journey. I hope your heart is full with the special moments, people, and places that give your life value.
Kailean Welsh, MS, LPC
Give Yourself A Gift This Christmas: Powerful Ways to Nourish the Connection to Your Soul
By Kailean Welsh
"Learning how to operate a soul takes time." ~Timothy Leary
I have spent far too much of my life in judgment, limitation, and self-criticism.
That is the nature of the ego.
I wasn’t born that way. I, and every other human being, entered the world centered in love, connection, and genuine expression. Open, curious, creative, enthusiastic, and heart-centered, we were living from the soul.
That is our true nature, our authentic self.
It took only a few months of life to see separateness. We began to look at ourselves in comparison to others. As we grew, we took in information from the world around us. Our parents, teachers, peers, society, religion–even television–gave us loud, and often inaccurate, messages about who we were and how we should be. We formed beliefs about ourselves and about life.
Every individual goes through this process, forming a personal identity. The self-image that results isn’t always pretty. We tend to see our faults and shortcomings better than our gifts and strengths. We can pretty quickly identify the things that are “wrong” with us.
Our thoughts begin to focus in the realm of social fears: Am I good enough? Will they like me? What if I fail?
We become entrenched in ego, in conditioning, and limiting beliefs. Our genuine soul expression becomes stifled and we see only glimpses of who we really are. Simply put, we have shifted from living in love to living in fear.
Much of our life is spent with the ego in charge. Our experience becomes one of stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and/or depression. We feel critical, judgmental, and overwhelmed. We see the world as a place of negativity and hardship.
This does not have to be our experience.
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Kailean Welsh, MS, LPC, is a Holistic Psychotherapist and Wisdom Teacher, working from her office in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and virtually accross the planet. Kailean returns psychotherapy to it's roots as "care of the soul," offering individual programs, online courses, live workshops and retreats to help people heal at the core and create the lives they yearn for. Get her Free Report "Five Spiritual Truths to Transform Your Life Now" here or contact her at email@example.com.
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