Family Love

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It’s Christmas and doesn’t it seem to roll around more quickly each year? This is the time when we get to remember just how grateful we are for those who are closest to us. Sometimes our families drive us crazy but we still love them.

From a past life point of view these are probably the people who are in our soul group and we reconnect with lifetime after lifetime. They are the ones who we choose to take on our journey with us and they show up in different capacities each time. Sometimes they are our partners, our parents, our children and they obviously play a significant role in our spiritual growth. We can learn so much about ourselves through these different relationships. We are certainly taught how to love unconditionally.

However, as you know, these experiences can often be challenging and there can even be resentment towards some of these souls. If this is the case, consider the possibility that you may have made soul agreements before you were born with those family members who you don’t get along with. They could be sacrificing their own happiness by allowing you to be angry or jealous or separate from them, in order to teach you something that you wanted to learn this time around. By realising this, I hope that you can find forgiveness during this festive season, and are able to appreciate them and show gratitude in your own way for the role they play in your life, even if it’s just a shift in your thinking. Energetically they will know.

Some people find Christmas a lonely time because they are estranged from their families or perhaps their families are not living in the same place or may have passed on. If you are one of these people, remember that family do not have to be blood relatives. They come in all different forms. We are all connected, so in a way all belong to one big family – the human family. Whatever we give out, we receive in return. So why not make the choice to reach out to friends or acquaintances who may also be alone and enjoy each other’s company. If someone invites you to join them, accept the offer without thinking that they are just feeling sorry for you. There is joy for them in being able to give and if you feel you have nothing to offer in return think again. Your presence at someone’s Christmas table is enough. Shared human interaction is a gift in itself.

If one day you are in a position to do the same for someone else then you are paying it forward and will understand what a precious gift it is to be able to help someone. Whatever you do over this festive season, remember it is a time to open your heart and give of yourself, no matter how big or small the gesture. This is a life lesson that has to be learned sometime, so what an opportunity you have to make it right now. Merry Christmas to my human family. I wish only the best for each and every one of you.