Ancient Wisdom for Today's World
The Om Home is a community center founded by shamanic practitioner Diane Hageman for the people of Northern Nevada to explore their spirituality and achieve wellness. Diane and the Om Home offer a variety of services and programs for people to explore their spiritual path, personal empowerment, and purpose in life. Diane is dedicated to sharing the beauty of the Ancient Wisdom of Shamanism and the Toltec teachings to enhance every area of life.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Yes, unashamedly, I love the Holidays and pretty much everything that goes along with them.
I love the songs, classic movies, the decorating, the food, the shopping and the gatherings. I love all the symbols of the season too-from every tradition. I love Christmas trees, snowmen, elves, reindeer, yule logs, menorahs, stars, Santa Claus and of course Angels.
To me, it’s a time of year of for celebrating the people in our lives and the traditions. It’s a wonderful reminder that we are all interconnected and of Oneness. A beautiful way to step out of the ordinary and believe in magic.
I know many people don’t exactly share my enthusiasm for the season.
Frequently this is because there can be a great deal of stress that goes along with the holidays.
Does feel familiar?
Then let me share one simple practice that I started many years ago that helps me fully enjoy the season……
I let go of all obligation.
I let go the pressure of how the holidays “should” be celebrated. I gave up the obligation of giving gifts because that is was you are “supposed” to do. I no longer feel obligated to make everything perfect. I gave up all thoughts of “I should do more” because this has to be the best Christmas ever”. I let go of traditions that don’t make my heart sing…the ones that are only still done because they have “always had been before”.
To do this I connect to my heart, hold the feeling of joy for the holidays. I focus on the feelings I want to embody and share. Then, and probably most importantly, I choose how to spend the holidays. All of my choices comes through my heart. I know and trust when I choose from my heart it will also be best for everyone.
This relieves stress, resentment and anger. It opens the doors to fully enjoy this time of the year.
I know this sounds rather simplistic and on the face of it, it is. The key, though, lies in the power of your heart. Your heart is deeply connected to your Soul. This is power that creates real magic.
Today give yourself permission to listen to your heart and allow your heart and soul to sing your true song! Here you find a different and powerful to enjoy your holidays through the magic in your heart and soul.
Wishing you a holiday season full of your heart and soul’s magic.♥ְ
From the heart♥