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Rejoice in what?

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May your spirit rejoice in the coming of the Lord and the coming of 2021!

My human body has had a rough 2020. As the pandemic began, I lacked an appetite, experienced great sadness, but was still motivated to pull myself up and let the joy of being with my family keep me going. As this pandemic carried on, I could feel the effects of my vacation from pilates, yoga, working, and having some free time catching up on me. I began eating more because that is my stress outlet since the other coping mechanisms of horseback riding, walking my dog, yoga, and pilates were no longer available. I have begun to struggle with my “soul’s” purpose which at one point was so incredibly clear. I was to be a mom, wife, and a huge part in healing the world through my treatments and the Voyage to HEAL. I had this soul contract figured out. I knew who I was and what I was supposed to do. Have you experienced a shift in your perception of your life’s purpose this year?

Now I am homeschooling my girls and have very little time for myself or my work. I struggle to just find the time to treat clients let alone add to the Voyage to HEAL and write/ videotape the weekly blog posts. I am with my kids literally all day long except the 45 minutes I get to write this blog as I sit in the car during their gymnastics class. So, I ask God, what is the purpose of all of this transition? Is this a brief hiccup in the road or my true path coming to light?

Remember in previous blog posts that the soul contract is what we agree to experience in human form that brings atonement to our spirit. Atonement means being one with others according to www.crosswalk.com. This means one with everyone and everything around you as well as one with your soul and the light of God. That being said, if we know what our soul contract is, honor it, this will feed our spirit resulting in pure bliss or what I call illumination. The more we are one with God the easier life is, but in human form, it can be so very tough to live at our spiritual level all the time. Gravity pulls us down, but the light will always float. God is light. We can be light. We can be one with God when we do not let gravity pull us down.

Sit in a dark room and meditate for 10 minutes. How do you feel? Now sit in a brightly lit room for 10 minutes and meditate. How do you feel? There is no right or wrong. Just see how you feel and write it down. You may even try journaling with your eyes closed and pen in the opposite hand while doing this activity. This is a process to know yourself.

This year has been really tough and I really do not feel the joy of Christmas this year. I am not in the mood to sing carols. I did decorate, but it wasn’t nearly as joyous. I’ve baked cookies and done a lot of Christmas activities with the girls, but it just doesn’t feel uplifting. So rather than forcing myself to be happy, I am going to focus on rejoicing in the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. For when Christ came to earth, his intent was to make all things better. 2021 has got to be better.

Next Monday is the Winter Solstice which is the celebration of the coming of the light. We leave the darkness of the days getting shorter and enter into longer days and more sunlight. There are many amazing resources to usher in the light that revolve around honoring the darkness and welcoming in the light. Here is a wonderful link that has many educational links for you to choose your Winter Solstice tradition. Yule log traditions and rituals Remember that before there were churches, there were small gatherings of people or families that participated in ceremonies/rituals to show gratitude. The Winter Solstice could become a tradition with your family.

December 21st, 2020 will also provide us with a view of the Star of Bethlehem as Jupiter and Saturn align. Accordingly, this is the star that guided the wise men to Jesus 2000 years ago. I find it no coincidence that this start is visible for the first time in 800 years this year. We need guidance now more than ever.

Look for the light. Follow the star.

Rejoice in the coming of the Lord. 

 

Voyage to HEAL Weekly Task

Stretch: Let’s do eye rolls so we can see the light. Look up, down, left, and right. Stop anywhere you feel tension.

Exercise: Just activate your core and hold it for 5 seconds and then completely release. Do this throughout the day. Make sure to release and breathe.  

Habitual Correction: Check the lighting in your environment. Does it match your mood and is it enough or too much? Lighting makes a huge ergonomic difference in our ability to be productive. Too much, we could be overwhelmed or overstimulated. Too little light could lead to eye strain and headaches. There are also a wide variety of light options now from fluorescent to incandescent. Explore your options for what is right for you.

Perspective Enlightenment: There was a sign in my friend’s optometrist’s office that said, “No one ever got hurting looking on the bright side.” So, maybe all look on the bright side.

Journal option: Journal in the light and darkness. How do you feel?

This week’s blog post coincides with week 12 of the Voyage to HEAL. I encourage you to listen to this meditation as you hold the stretch. I would love your thoughts on this post. This is a time of immense spiritual growth for me which means I am eager to learn and share ideas. Please feel free to comment in the space below.

Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL learning Healthy Everyday Activities for Life.

Love,

Jocelyn

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  1. Lori
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    Jocelyn, I do believe you captured the feelings of many in this season. I, myself, have a room in my home called, “This is my HAPPY PLACE!” As the sign on the door reads the above, when I enter, I KNOW that whatever I do in this room WILL bring me happiness and lift my spirit, especially in this time of isolation. LK

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