“Be easy about it. Don’t rush into things. Savor them more. Make more plans and be more deliberate and specific about the plans that you are making; and in all that you do, let your dominant intent be to find that which pleasures you as you imagine it. Let your desire for pleasure — your desire for feeling good — be your only guiding light. As you seek those thoughts that feel good, you will always be in vibrational harmony with the Energy that is your Source. And, under those conditions, only good can come to you; and only good can come from you.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Philadelphia, PA – held Tuesday, April 14th, 1998]
Good reminders as we approach the holiday season as it prompts us to have as our focus not things that bring us discomfort, but things that carry with them experiences that we truly want to do, be and have. Re-look at traditions and explore whether or not they are needful and whether or not they bring us pleasure and joy. Traditional ways of doing anything can morph into moments that are not pleasurable, and your mission, unless you write it otherwise, isn’t to make anyone else happy; it is to have as a focus your happiness and joy. Happiness is a choice and you cannot successfully make that choice for anyone else. Often is a challenge to make it for ourselves. If you have things before you to do just because they have always been done, re-examine it/them within the understanding of your peace, happiness and energy. Once a decision to change has been made, then realize that it may not be pleasing to another and to then make that okay.