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Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas! Celebrating to lighten up your life

On December 21st, the Winter Solstice saw our longest, darkest, night.  The time is turning now to move forward with the winter learnings and insights to lighten up our lives.  Christmas is a time to celebrate all that we have in our lives.  Along with the “turning in” and “looking within” of the Winter Solstice, it is a time for appreciating and receiving the valuable lessons that help us grow and transform into happier, more whole beings.  As we let go… we lighten up and can spread our light around the world simply by allowing our own to shine.  And, as the Earth turns more and more quickly, time is, literally, speeding up.  So make the most of this time to disconnect from your have to’s and responsibilities.

Send only the texts, emails and messages that spread love and light and peace.  Read only cards and books and magazines that help you feel light and happy – and the same goes films  and programs on TV… soak up the cheesiness and fill your boots with glee!

We are as happy and healthy as our physical cells, the thoughts we think create the emotions we feel so the happier we are in mind as so we are in body.  Hence the celebrations are not to be taken lightly, yet rather – as an opportunity to express and be as delighted and uplifted as you dare to feel and be!

Share the smiles with others on the streets, sing carols and listen to music that helps your heart to sing.

This helps your mind and body relax and is an enormous boost for your wellbeing.

And rather than worrying about what you eat – savour each piece of chocolate or morsel of meat.  Appreciate the flavours, the indulgence, this special time of year and know that soon, with January pending, you have the opportunity, supported by the earth, the season and the appropriate moment to detox and cleanse and clear.

We wish you a MERRY, joyful, Christmas time and a healthy, happy, inspiring and whole-somely wealthy New Year!

x Larah x Susie x Shambala x Cheryl and all the team at Ibiza Retreats

Emotional sweets to lift your spirits…

Remember that you CAN choose which emotions you experience for longer periods ot time. Just because you feel a passing sense of anger, fear or sadness does not mean you need to chew on it so long that it drags you down.

Think of your emotions like sweets to help you let go more easily of negative feelings like guilt and anxiety.

See them for what they are and rather than attaching to them, give them a colour, a flavour and a texture and notice how this helps you to dissociate from the feeling more easily.

We have to taste all the different emotions! This is what ensures our life is full of flavours that enirch our experience and help us to grow however… you can decide in each moment if you want to ride a wild emotional rollercoaster or if you want to glide with more balance, more presence, more self-control.

* Suck on the calmer, peaceful, emotions for longer, this will help you soothe your soul
* Savour the delicious vibrancy of joy, hope and positivity
* Chew on anticipation and excitement for energy that will lift your spirits
* Close your eyes and draw from the the spicier flavours of passion and courage
* Exhale the fresh mint of cooling trust and clam

And love??? Keep surplus packets in your pocket for an essential daily dose of the life sweetener that never grows old….

Your emotional health is as important as your physical health – so eat the sweets that matter and enjoy….