We sit, closing our eyes and listening for the stillness which draws us into itself. The sacred stillness within us listens to the sacred stillness which surrounds us. And the sacred stillness around us listens to the sacred stillness in our hearts. Listening to sacred stillness changes us from the inside out. If we take time to listen and reflect, we will hear the wisdom in the stillness.
For a Christmas contemplative, listening to sacred stillness has a Christmas theme. But it's more than, too, as I will explain. But first we need to explore what it means to be a contemplative, in general. And then, we can take a look at how it can enrich your experience of Christmas, and your connection to it, even after the holiday is over.
For me, being a Christmas contemplative is about making the most of everything I love about the season & giving it a chance to speak to me spiritually. For example, I watch a Hallmark or Lifetime Christmas movie, love it, and then spend quiet time thinking about what it means to me.
Was there Christmas magic or wisdom that can lead me to think about my own life?
I choose to listen to Christmas music or sing the songs that make me happy. And then I spend a few minutes steeping myself in the way Christmas feels.
When Christmas is over, it takes all that wonderful energy with it. The reality we all agree to live in for a month or two just doesn't seem to be there anymore.
So I connect with it in contemplation from time to time, or read a Christmas novel every once in a while. Or watch a movie. Just to stay connected enough that I get to keep Christmas in ways I wouldn't otherwise.
More on this later, but meanwhile, best wishes for a Christmas season that touches and warms your heart!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Professional elf, transformation coach and self-care healer.
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