December, is such a sentimental month. It hosts Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve, bringing much celebration! December also, reminds some people of Christmases past and the people who are no longer here to make memories with them.
For some of us, December holds the birthday of someone we love who isn't here anymore. For me, it's my dad, since he was born on Christmas Eve.
Many die in December, it's the end of the year and it's common for a soul who's barely hanging on to decide not to start a new year. Losing someone you love during the holidays, can stain future holiday celebrations for the living.
I've been doing a lot of readings lately and because of the time of year, the topic of the holidays has been woven in to the details in the readings. The messages that kept coming through from the deceased involve the 'living' really embracing the holidays, and include the spirit of those we love in our festivities.
It is kind of great because, while they are sharing their messages with me, I am shown images of their Christmas parties from the 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc. The hairstyles have changed, the clothes styles too, the decorations looked 'dated' to me, but the underlying feeling of the holidays, the warmth, the love, and the laughter, are the same.
Life is mostly what you make of it, so, take advantage of being alive and revel in this holiday season. There are going to be some people who went through too much loss last year, who won't feel like celebrating, I get that.
But, for the rest of us, remember to raise a glass of bubbly to those who you miss and to those that you still get to kiss! Do something kind for a stranger and count your blessings.
The holidays are about traditions, so, if you don't have any then create some fun ones. Joe and I created our own organically after we had kids. Cranberry chocolate chip cookies were born, green-apple chestnut stuffing came to be. After the main course is in the oven we watch the movie It's a Wonderful Life and we always use our wedding china for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year, from my family to yours!
I will be coming to San Jose and Irvine in early January then Denver, Salt Lake City and Seattle in February and March. After that I will be taking a break from touring outside of Arizona. These are smaller, more intimate events where everyone gets to come and say hi during the meet and greet. Although I am not able to read for everyone at these events, I do get to read for quite a few. On Joe's youtube channel there are some videos from past seminars. Since space is limited, these seminars sell out. I hope you get a chance to make it to one of these seminars.