Updated: May 21
Holidays & Grief~
Holidays are anchor points for us to look at our lives and to honor what is sacred, or holy. Each holiday has its own special meaning but the holidays as a whole help you gather vital energy in your life. When you celebrate, laugh, and nourish, your body releases feel-good chemicals. You function better!
If your holidays in the past were stressful or traumatic, that resonance can often show up in the future. If you always feel down on that day, it’s likely your default somatic body is still holding on to the trauma.⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can consciously change the vibration and story through mindset & body work combined. It’s possible to transform your inner story around what these holidays mean to you.
My grandmother died right around Christmas and my birthday when I was very young. She was one of my first and most consistent memories of Unconditional Love on this planet. The experience of her death and our family grief were stamped indelibly into me. As I grew older, I always felt loss at Christmas, no matter how full of joy the holidays were.
Later, I began to unconsciously create even more loss at this time of year, like a self-fulfilling prophecy. It was as if, in unconsciously mourning loss, I needed to see or enact real loss in order to process fully. Other natural losses (divorces, family losses) felt amplified.⠀
Once I became aware that my body’s muscle memory was holding a permanent loss story in the holiday cycle, I was then able to begin clearing it. I did that through:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❤️ Reiki meditation⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❤️ Facing my traumatic memories⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❤️ Setting intention to consciouslychange the story⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❤️ EFT tapping, theta healing, and coaching⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❤️ Honoring my grief⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re moving through grief of any kind over this holiday, lean into your support systems. Set the intention that you will change the cyclical pattern. Because You can, and you will.