What are your holidays like? Are the chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Sometimes before the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared away, we are out the door and digging deep into our pocketbooks and spending lavishly on things we don’t even care about. The Sales are on and we are determined to survive the personal trials of "mall shopping". The bells are ringing as we get deeper into debt or upset because we can’t find the right gift, or be with the right person. As plans are being made, depression sets in because we have to be with certain family members, or not be with them. As the holiday music plays on, we feel more anxiety and so we splurge on party food and drink or we starve ourselves from the stress of being lonely and frustrated.

Often times it is somewhere in January that we realize we haven’t implemented a simpler and happier way to experience the holidays.

We wonder, what was that all about?

Is this holiday everything you’d like it to be or have you hit a rock bottom low and are you just going through the motions?

Your Emotions rock!

Life is one great big music scale. Nothing rests. Repetition of negative past holiday memories plus putting your focus on the lower emotions will result in your life or your holidays sounding like a broken record. If you persistently return to what frightens, saddens and upsets you, you deny yourself relief in the moment.

In other words:
· Misery blocks happiness.
· Fear collapses confidence, denies vision and shuts down creative growth.
· Worrying about things causes you to compromise your dreams, leaving you enslaved and chained to old habits.
· "Stress Provokers" increase your sense of panic and anger often for the wrong reasons.
· Anger dissolves good decision-making.
· Hate halts normal healthy life and slams the door on possibilities.
· The vibration of distress attracts distress. Hurt attracts hurt. Pain attracts pain.

What to do? Here are a few suggestions:

1. Calm down. No one can do this for you
2. Heal yourself and you will have the energy to deal with life's challenges.
3. Stop the guilt. Guilt is a sign that you aren't in tune with the Source Within.
4. Practice feeling grateful for something, even if it is the ability to dream.
5. Just say yes to what you want and need to do for yourself.
6. Just say no to what you don't want and can't afford to participate in.
7. Resolve to free yourself from living life according to the demands of others.
8. Seek thoughts that inspire happiness, courage and joy.
9. Practice feeling content amidst the holiday hullabaloo.
10. Communicate rather then repress or suppress what concerns you.
11. Focus on the solutions. Go out and look at the stars!
12. Go unwrap your sense of humor. Laughter is the key to a long & meaningful life.
13. Decide to cherish yourself then walk in the direction of your dreams fulfilled.
14. Remember, you are a living miracle. Treat yourself like a precious gift and you will be living in the true Spirit of the holidays!

Imaginative, dynamic thinkers and dreamers know that they have the ability to uplift their thinking and feelings even during the most challenging moments.

They choose to do this because they know that peace, joy, love, compassion, and good will towards others is a gift to themselves.

Visionaries know how to change the direction of their thoughts. They choose to walk the path of joy because it is this path that allows them to have, do and be all that they dream of.

· Joy attracts joy
· Success attracts success
· Love attracts love

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, " Always do what you are afraid to do." Are you afraid to feel your pain and let it go-- enjoy yourself and move on-- live your dreams-- and best of all-- love yourself in spite of adversity?

This Holiday Season Believe in the Magic Within and give the most sacred gift of all—the gift of an image. No matter who or what you are imaging about, allow yourself time to relax and center yourself in the spirit of love. If your image is to experience loving relationships and fulfilling companionship or better health, or more prosperity, or the right career opportunity, turn within to the Source of All That Is. Whether your challenges are emotional or physical open yourself up to relief and healing.

Moving through pain, letting go, and capturing the feeling of love is your assurance that the blessing of a new birth is on the horizon. For as you believe the unbelievable to be true, you express the greatness that is truly within you.

The story of Christmas is about believing the unbelievable.

In order to give birth to your heart’s desires you must believe and feel as though you have already received the gift. If you have a desire for something, you must shape a new belief in harmony with your dream. Why? Because you only permit or accept things within the fixed limits of your beliefs and reactions. It is vital to dwell in feelings that are in tune with the realization of your dream because "like attracts like". It is important to detach yourself from all thoughts and feelings that would have you go in the direction of experiences you no longer wish to participate in.

The Secret of the Law of Consciousness is that you are able to singularly conceive a new idea and without the aid of any man or woman, feel it to be true. Once fixed in consciousness this new concept will express itself in the world of experience.

Consciousness is your "Womb of Wonder" capable of being impregnated with new impressions.

The Virgin Birth is the mystical parable or story of making the impossible possible.

The Art of Intentional Creation allows you to discover a great doctrine and apply it to your daily life. If you will persist to apply the principle you will experience the truth behind every manifested birth or dream.

The moment you discover that your "awareness is your savior" you will turn your focus away from your problems. You will consciously replace the false images that haunt your memory.

As you shine the Light of Consciousness the Great Stars of Faith, Hope and Love will warm and stimulate all your desires into fruitition.

© 2002, Melissa Zollo http://www.presentmemory.com is the author of "Discover the Power of Imagination and the Art of Intentional Creation" and "How to Unleash the Power With and Attract Money" CD audio programs. FREE daily tips and newsletter available. If you reprint or distribute this article simply leave the article, author's byline and links intact. Please do not edit this or any article for style, content or length. Thank you.

Author's Bio: 

Melissa Zollo is the founder of Present Memory and the author of the truly dynamic "Discover the Power of Imagination and the Art of Intentional Creation" and "How to Unleash the Power Within and Attract Money" audio programs.

Ms Zollo's key message: "You are the dreamer and the dreammaker of your life. If you are willing to do some mental work and learn how to creatively image all things are possible to you even the impossible".

This speaker has a great deal to share about the healer within. In her frequent lectures, teleconference classes and guest appearances on the media, Ms Zollo offers practical steps for overcoming limitations through the Power of Mind and Imagination. As a consultant she assists others in discovering and using their full potential of their own creative powers. Her clients are able to clear away the mental blocks that keep them from realizing their dreams.

The Present Memory audio programs are tools for the mind and spirit. They give the "code to change". She has just completed her first book, "Daily Appetizers to Make Life a Feast." Her website is www.presentmemory.com

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