Today is a big day for astrology. It is the winter solstice
and The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. I prepared by burning sage
throughout the house. I found my mantra in my Instagram feed, from an account
called @moonomens, “I am where I am supposed to be. What is meant for me will
come to me”. Then I sat for meditation during the conjunction.
As happens in meditation, a memory of a movie I had recently
watch came to me. It was the scene in Eat, Pray, Love where Ketut
tells Elizabeth to “smile with your lips, smile with your heart, and smile with
your liver”. I continued my meditation with a smile.
I was still sitting in meditation when I realized that for
me in that moment both the mantra and Ketut’s message to Elizabeth were about acceptance.
I continued my mantra, “what is meant for me will come to me”.
And, still in meditation, I thought Christmas is only a few
days away. My heart filled with compassion as I continued to meditate with a
smile on face.
It’s Christmas this week and maybe this year what we need
most is acceptance.
What if, like my mantra, we accept where we are in this
moment with the full knowledge that what is meant for us will come?
What if, instead of struggling, we accept where we are right
now in this moment and that this is what is meant for us without judgment?
I know it sounds easier than it is to practice. But that’s
okay, the good things often need work, much like the holiday decorations.
So, I ask you, what would Christmas 2020 feel like with full
acceptance and without judgement?
The holiday may come with grief, sadness, peace, joy,
gratitude, love or any other emotion that we humans have. This is where we are
now and who we are with now. This is what Christmas is supposed to be like this
year. This is what is meant for us.
It may be easier to accept if we remember it won’t always be
this way. This too shall pass. Nothing lasts forever.
It may be easier to accept if we remember what we’re grateful
for. Express gratitude for what you have, who you’re with, and for yourself for
getting to this point.
It may be easier to accept if we remember that acceptance
doesn’t mean we are allowing, it just means that we accept the current
situation as it is, right now, in this moment without judgement.
My hope for you for this Christmas is that you can find acceptance
to experience Christmas 2020 fully and without judgement.