"Under Construction"

"Under Construction"

 Holiday Inspiration Series

Adventures in Mediumship

The Holidays can be rough for even the strongest at heart. With so much going on--family events, work events, stress--I thought it was important to have a series of supportive thoughts to help everyone through. Over the next month, I'll be writing a series of articles to help you and inspire you, so that you get the most out of your Season.

There has never been a time in my life when I represented this meme as much I do now. I have reached a point where I am aware of how amazing my life journey has been up to this point. I can see some of what I am working on, learning, experiencing and yet, at the same time, I still fall into these moments of being totally and completely “under construction.” Sigh.

The Holiday Season can add stress to this, as well. We often focus not on what we have or have done, but on what we want or what we don’t have. We end up comparing ourselves to others—especially during those dreaded Holiday Parties we all seem to have to attend.

Maybe you think, “Oh, I should’ve lost weight for this” , “I didn’t get that promotion and people will wonder why”,  “Once again, I don’t have a partner to take to this party” or “My painting doesn’t look nearly as nice as so and so’s”. Just stop. Breathe. Take this opportunity to stop and look at the “masterpiece” parts of your life. Focus on what you do have in your life, what is different from last year, what you have learned. Focus on what makes your colors unique and brilliant and different from someone else's colors. Make a list and post it somewhere where you can see it. Where it will remind you of the great work of art that you are right now in this very moment.

I suppose life’s message is this: we never stop growing, we never stop changing, we never stop trying to move forward. Because of that we will always be a work in progress, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stop and appreciate the work of art we are right now, as well. Look back over the paintings that have been created in your lifetime. Appreciate how different they are and how much you have changed over the years and celebrate the beautiful story that is your life.