January 8th, 2017
When It’s Time To Get Rid Of Your (Metaphorical) Christmas Tree
This morning I woke up and the first thing I did (after of course yoga, meditating, and drinking lemon water…lol j/k…I didn’t do that) was check my phone to see where the Christmas tree recycling facilities were.
You might be wondering why I would do such a thing, and to be honest, I was wondering the same thing myself. I’m not sure why I felt compelled to figure that out, and especially first thing on what was supposed to be a relaxed and lazy Sunday morning, and especially because I’m usually the type of person who leaves my Christmas tree up until March.
But for some reason, this year, only a couple weeks after Christmas, it feels like time to let it go. Put my regular throw pillows on the couch instead of the “Jingle Bell” ones. Take down the sparkly elf village inhabiting my kitchen counter. And switch out my “Christmas” porch display for a more generic “winter” one. In a sense…it feels like it’s time to embrace the changing of the season and the closing of the Christmas door for this year.
I am thinking about this this morning as I sip my new favorite tea (Chai Mint Vanilla), about what a change this feels like. I am usually someone who has a really hard time letting go, embracing change, and moving on from something that I enjoyed a lot. But today…it just felt like the right time.
And as I think about this, I think about all things that change every year (day), without us thinking about it…seasons, weather, feelings, experiences, people in our lives, thoughts in our heads, and I think about how much suffering and pain we all have from trying to hang onto things that are simply just out of our control, or simply just time to move on from. The grasping to hang on to our metaphorical Christmasses, even though the day passed and there is nothing we can do about that.
I was having a similar conversation with one of my best friends last night about this. And about how, given that we can’t control outcomes or people, that all we can really do is do what we feel is best in any given moment, and trust that things are going to work out the way they are supposed to.
So today…trust is my mantra. Trust is my word. Trusting that I make choices from an educated and intuitive place and trust that those are the right choices for me. Like…that it’s time to recycle the tree and enter into the next phase of the year, which soon will be February…the MONTH OF LOVE!
And since I can never pass up an opportunity to focus on yearly themes and creates big “to-do’s” around them (I mean…you should have seen my Christmas decorations), I’m putting together the first annual 28 Day Love Challenge, but I can’t give you all the details right now because they are still top secret. But I can tell you it’s going to be awesome and it’s going to be perfect for anyone at all stages of relationship (or non-relationship). So keep an eye out.
In the meantime I hope you enjoy your Sunday and OH! Here…take a free gift.
Here is a short meditation that me and 63 other amazing Wildhearts just completed in our 40 Day New Years Challenge. The results were crazy cool…but of course I will tell you more about that when I tell you about the February challenge.
In the meantime…enjoy this free meditation! All you gotta do is click the link here and then click the little player thingy, close your eyes, and follow along. Happy Sunday to you.
From my Christmas tree to yours,