Hi everyone!! It’s hard to believe that we have finally made it to Christmas. This year has been intense to say the least. It feels like 4 years rolled into one. The ups and the downs and the sheer relentlessness of the year’s events have left us all pretty frazzled and exhausted.

 

It has also given of us a good deal of time to reflect on what is important in our lives. What we truly want from our lives and what kind of personal sacrifice and/or commitment it will take to realize our goals.

 

It is not easy to stay focused on what matters in life. The pace of our lifestyles has become increasingly hectic. Most of us are constantly connected to technology. We are always on. We can be reached through multiple chat/messaging applications any time of day or night. We are constantly engaged and it is difficult in this type of environment to find your center and to allow your inner guide to be heard. If you cannot hear your inner guide it is easy to get lost on your personal path.

 

Traditionally this is a time of family and friends, presents and decorations, songs and delicious foods. It is also time of reflection, a time to take stock of the year and to measure our progress. It is a time to share our hearts with our loved ones and the ones we care about the most.

 

This time of year has always been magical and mysterious and though the circumstances this year are less than ideal the magic of the season still remains with us.

 

It is the celebration of hope and promise in the darkest time of the year.  The celebration of light conquering darkness, the return of the sun and the light of promise for the year to come after the long descent into the darkest night. It is a celebration of endurance and perseverance, knowing no matter how dark things may seem the light will always return. It is, above all things, a season of hope.

 

This year has at times been dark and challenging, confusing and seemingly hopeless but we have endured, and we have persevered. So take the time this year to let the magic of the season into your heart. Know that even if this year has been exceptionally tough on you and your loved ones the darkness will pass, and the light will return. However you will be spending the holidays know that you are not in this alone. We see you and we are with you, because we are all in this together, standing against the darkness to welcome the light.

 

So, from our families to yours, we wish you all a very happy holidays filled with love, light, happiness and hope.