Striking the Keynote
By Reverend Liz Petipren
How will your holiday
season go? Will you be stressed, rushed, and worried about getting the right gifts, traveling, and attending
parties and family functions? Are you concerned about overeating and gaining weight? Or will you flow with the
events that come your way, enjoy your person-to-person connections, and remember the spirit of the
You can make a huge
difference in how your holidays turn out by setting your tone, or establishing your intention, before you get
busy. It’s very easy to get swept up in busyness and doingness. If you want to stay in your right mind and in
your heart, it is up to you to decide to do so now.
Here are some
qualities that you may wish to choose as your holiday keynote: Abundance.Aliveness.Appreciation.Celebration.Connection. Ease.
Flow.Fun.Generosity.Heart.Innocence. Joy. Love.Play.Reverence.Spirit.Togetherness.
Now choose one of
these qualities of life, and take a minute or two to close your eyes and picture yourself moving through your
holiday activities with this feeling as your dominant experience. Picture not so much the
activities themselves, but the kind of energy you would like to maintain in the process. Continue your
visualization until the feeling becomes real in your experience. Then go about your day and your season, and as
much as you can, keep coming back to this feeling. You may lose it for short or long periods of time, but the
more you consciously remember it – even for a few moments – the more your desired theme will be real and
rewarding. At some point, your chosen tone may become your dominant tone, and then your season will truly be one
What is the most
important tone or experience that you would like to enjoy through the holiday season? Affirmation: I set my tone and reap the benefits of my intention. I choose to enjoy the best
holiday season ever.
I wish you the best
this season and always.