WISHmas and (Giftmas)
I have embraced so many changes in my life one of them being when I was 15 years old I decided to leave the religion of my parents, as it no longer resonated with me.
As far back as I remember I have always been on spiritual quest my relationship with God/Universe being the most important to me. I would receive downloads as a young child however when I told adults about them they would either laugh at me or tell me I was wrong. So when I started on my quest many of the downloads I received I kept quiet as I did not want to be laughed at, so it has taken a lot of courage for me to step out of all religious and spiritualist boundaries. I no longer feel the need to hide behind scrutiny and the acceptance of others beliefs.
So yesterday I was leaving a meeting when I was stopped by a women who said to me, "I am sure you do things a little differently for Christmas as you grew up in a different country." I looked at her and replied “Oh I do not celebrate Christmas" and that statement felt so freeing as I have not celebrated Christmas for at least 10 years however I had never publicly said this out loud to strangers as only people close to me knew this information. I typically would just smile and maybe have replied "yes I do this" or even make something up as I did not want either of us to feel uncomfortable. Christmas is a scared celebration for many Christians so I felt like a bit of fraud pretending to celebrate it.
Did you know that from November to January over 28 religious holidays are observed each one sending the message of hope, peace, miracles, community and a higher power. So from these holidays I created one that resonates with me and I call this holiday Wishmas.
My family and I set the vibration for this wonderful holiday and we typically celebrate it on Christmas day as we are not at work that day. We starting celebrating in early Dec starting with 15 day of laughter and jokes, every day we come up with something we find funny, a joke, a movie etc. We decorate a tree (ours is a ficus tree) with lights and each day we hang a wish on this tree setting our intentions for the new year. We have a huge Irish breakfast the day before Wishmas. On WISHmas day we also celebrate Giftmas where we surprise each other with several small gifts or one larger of choice. We stay in our pajamas (usually news ones, new pajamas are a tradition from my childhood) and watch silly movies and eat Chinese food from the take away as no one cooks. Kayleen bakes some delicious deserts the day before as this is a day of rest, rejuvenation and celebration. We are are also open to enhancing Wishmas as next year our plan is to be in Israel/Palestine to visit some of our Palestinian friends I met during the harmony tour there.
I invite you to claim your life, make changes to enhance your life, be open and surrender and release what no longer serves you.
Life is to be lived not survived by the opinions or traditions of others. So call your celebrations whatever you choose, Hanukkah, Christmas or perhaps LOVEmas, KISSmas, FAMILYmas, etc
Whatever now resonates with you.
And Happy Holidays to you!!!!