“Thank God it’s over.”
In my years as a therapist, that was a common refrain I heard in my office from clients who just wanted to put the expectations, stress and disappointment of the holidays behind them.
No doubt this has been a stressful year for many and perhaps you’re one of those who’d like to see the other side of 2010 sooner rather than later.
But why waste these precious days between now and the new year by wishing them away?
Why not, instead, use this as a time for deepening and reflection, an opportunity for a new manifestation of consciousness?
In medieval Europe, one of the highlights of the season was January 6, “Twelfth Night” or The Epiphany. Traditionally, The Epiphany marks the visitation by the Magi or Wise Men to the Christ Child.
Today, an Epiphany can also refer to a manifestation of Divinity, or a sudden illumination or insight.
In honor of the Epiphany I’ve decided to go on a 12 Day Journey of Illumination.
I don’t know what I’ll find at the end of it, but that’s part of the fun.
Want to join me?
I’ll be posting a short article, exercise or video each day between now and January 6.
For tonight, here’s the exercise:
Be open to the idea that something new can happen in your heart in the next twelve days.
You don’t need to figure out what it’s going to be (in fact, if you try to imagine it you’ll probably miss the real gift).
Just make this your thought for the next 24 hours:
“I am open to receiving something new.”
Together, we’ll see what Epiphanies emerge.