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Christmas Eve…2021

It’s going to be a white Christmas this year and the next snowstorm is on the way. With it, significant amounts of snowfall is expected and severe warnings to wrap up travel have been issued. It’s a Christmas we all envision, with a world covered in an innocent blanket of white. Picture perfect, my world is surrounded by snow covered pine trees and the occasional deer strolling by. For me it will be a quaint, simple Christmas and I will focus on as many comforts as possible during this time that so easily could have me feeling the holiday blues. It’s still a time when loved ones on earth and in heaven are missed just a little extra.

I have felt Mom’s presence more than ever this season, and I know she is by my side. I can see the effort she has made, coming to learn about my side of things vs being so focused on her view like she has been all these years in her time on earth. Now in heaven, nothing is secret anymore as she looks into my heart and sees my deepest thoughts and pain. Everything and all is on the table. There is no mistaken anymore, no more misunderstanding, it’s all there. It seems as if old ways of thinking have been released, and without any spoken words from her, the message couldn’t be any louder. I feel her support and she is showing it through ways I could have never imagined. It makes the holidays “without” even more bittersweet and she will be with me throughout a little bit more than usual. I will find some one on one time with her, to dedicate my love all over to her and to thank her while remembering her and her memory.

So huddle and be close to your loved ones this holiday season. Count your blessings if you have them to unite in person. Take a moment and slow down, to breathe it all in and feel every moment with every sense. Create new memories that will be passed on for years to come and enjoy this season of love and giving.


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I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

12 thoughts on “Christmas Eve…2021

  1. Yes I do count my blessings dear lady. My brother came to our moms place with half the family already visiting there and he was coughing and spluttering all over the place…with a huge smile on his face. All of us were starting to head for the doors to get away from him and the virus…but his huge grin stunned us. We said what is so funny, and he said I’ve got the flu (to which we are about to throw rocks at him), until he said…the ordinary flu, not the covid. You know the one we always got before. It was such a bizzare statement among the fear that even we started laughing. It makes you look a bit deeper and see just how much we have coated our fear over everything (courtesy of the fear mongering government)…but hopefully…not Christmas. Have a beautiful day dear lady, sending a hug and a gift of love, I’m sure it has a nice sled to arrive safely for your day 🤣 😂 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🎅🏽 🦌 🕊 🎄 🎁 ⛄️

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    1. And what a beautiful and powerful point he made here. Isn’t it something and you’re right. The government induces fear because scared people are so much easier to control. I hope you had a wonderful celebration despite and your brother is doing much much better by now. Big hugs 😘💙

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      1. Well, he ended up giving it to his fiance which as a Christmas gift she would like to return to its place of purchase 🤣 The last thing she really wanted to spend the holiday period with, and in the middle of summer over here. Having the flu in 35C heat isn’t much fun but it at least gets you through it quicker, the normal flu doesn’t take to the heat that well…thankfully. And the Omnicron is just now taking off like crazy over here but they’ve worked it out to be 5 times less powerful than the Delta so if it keeps going at that rate and in our summer hopefully it will burn itself out. Here’s hoping. And hugs returned in kind dear lady, thank you 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      2. Oh no, I don’t blame her and I hope your theory about Omnicron is right. Yikes what a misery to have the flu in this heat and I remember how nasty it is, having been there myself. Sending healing vibes and love.

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