Welcome to the Akashic musings podcast. My name is Laura Mazzotta and I will be your guide during the sacred experience. I'm an Akashic healer and teacher, and I've also been a therapist for almost 20 years. This podcast is your go to opportunity for all things healing, inspiration and Empowerment. I will be sharing potent wisdom from divine intelligence in the space of the Akashic Records. For more understanding of what the Akashic Records are, I encourage you to listen to episode one, or head over to my website at www.theakashictherapist.com. I'm so grateful to have you here, receiving the powerful energetic shifts that radiate through these messages. Just by listening in you're doing your part to raise the vibration of the planet, and fully realize our natural state of wellness and vitality. Without further ado, here's today's episode.
Welcome back to another episode of the Akashic musings podcast, holiday edition, today, we're talking about staying Zen through the holidays. And I'm going to give you five tips to stay Zen through the holidays, not just master the holidays and get through them in a way where you don't want to pull your hair out. But to stay Zen to stay centered to stay aligned with who you are, and not allowing yourself to get too rocked. We can get rocked during the holidays for a couple of reasons. One is we're obviously engaging with a lot of our family of origin, and extended family that we may not spend concentrated time with on the regular and there's a lot of stimulation. So definitely grounding your nervous system and making sure to be preventive as we enter the holiday season with your pace. And limiting your stimulation as much as you can, is going to really help you as you move forward through the holidays. Because we have stimulation not only with you know material items and all the camaraderie with the holidays, but it's also just there's there's more people around, there's more events, there's more engagement with others, and there's more heightened emotion and intensity during this time. Okay, so one of the things that I want to talk about is to manage these things and to help ground your nervous system is to start each of each day with an intention that you're setting. And this is not necessarily Oh, today I want to go wrap six presents, or I want to you know, cook 12 Potatoes, but it's being specific with your vibration. How do you want to feel? How do you want to feel that day? How do you want to feel during the holiday season, you can even set an intention for the entire holiday season. But I do recommend doing this daily, where you set an intention for the vibe you want to embody that day, and then sit in meditation. Sometimes you'll need to sit in meditation first before you set your intention so that you can really receive what your vibe is meant to be that day, instead of deciding for yourself from your ego or from your heart space. But whatever practices really help you stay centered. Start your day with those. It doesn't have to be a long practice it can be 10 minutes, but it can be meditation, setting your intention and journaling. Or it can be a prayer and intention setting and moving your body. Or it can be making sure that you're immersing yourself in water with essential oils, if that's something that supports you. And then setting your intention with some music that you're playing in the background. So just start your day with a practice that feels ritualistic that feels quiet that feels just for you, and where you can set your vibe for the day and continue to come back to that throughout the day to check in as to whether or not you are in that vibe and how you can shift into embodying it in that moment. Okay, another way to be really preventive and support your entire system during the holiday season is to take time each day to move your body. I am not somebody who likes to exercise, but I make sure that I move my body every single day. Whether it's taking a walk or whether I'm doing some QiGong or whether I'm just stretching or doing some yoga poses or wrestling with my kids. I make sure that I take time each day intentionally to move my body on
Our bodies hold an immense amount of energy. It's the densest form of energy that we can embody here on this planet. And that being said, we get to use our bodies as tools to assist ourselves with healing and feeling better. And so we communicate with our bodies just as much as they communicate with us. And we want them to be able to express themselves to be able to shift energy within our bodies, so that it helps us feel better. It keeps our energy flowing, and it keeps our energy open. It's like Fung Shui for your body. Okay. And the other thing with your body is that you can also choose higher vibe foods during this time. I remember I used to just binge on all the cookies, the Christmas cookies, and the, you know, the sour cream, coffee cake, oh, my gosh, I loved the sour cream, coffee cake, and all the things that I would do pumpkin pie, apple pie, all the things and just go nuts. And after I got sick about six years ago, there were a lot of things that I was not able to eat. And I thought, oh my gosh, I'm never going to be that person who chooses to not eat these things. And it's just wild how much your taste buds and your palate can change and shift as you start to make different choices for yourself. So I have no desire to dive into those things anymore. That doesn't mean you won't make that that, that doesn't mean that you will make the same choice. But I do encourage you to just be conscious of it, especially with how your body reacts. If you feel like it doesn't affect my body at all right now, then maybe that's not on your priority list. But especially if you're somebody who has any kind of chronic illness or autoimmune disease or chronic mental illness, it's very, very helpful to choose higher vibe foods just to support your system, because then your body doesn't have to work so hard, which means that it's not under a state of stress, and you're not going to be producing as much cortisol, which is the stress hormone. And it's just gonna make your whole foundation easier as you flow through the holiday season. Okay, so there's a few other things that are a little deeper that I want to talk about in terms of staying Zen through the holidays. One is this concept of traditions. So I got this meme from a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it was hilarious, because this is kind of similar to a conversation that I was having with my husband about traditions. So she sent me this, this meme, and it says traditions defined our peer pressure from dead people, which I think is hilarious, because that's exactly what traditions are like, we do not need to take on all of the traditions that were passed down from our great grandmother from our great great grandmother from our grandmother from our mother, anybody, we get to decide what our traditions are, right? Which I really like to look at as rituals like what are your rituals? What are the things that you like to do at the holiday time that makes you feel really
like a heightened level of intimacy, a heightened level of connection with those around you a deeper level of really palpable immersion into the holiday spirit, right. That's why we do these things. And so I really encourage you to
create your own traditions that feel really good, they can be completely outlandish and off the beaten path. But this is your permission slip to ditch those traditions that you're doing because you feel you have to and you hate them. And this also means that like if somebody if Joe Schmoe has people to his house on, you know, the first night of Hanukkah or something and you don't want to go, because you hate it every year, and you would feel much more Zen, if you stayed home, then stay home or just run over there for dessert or something like that, you know. So these are the kinds of things which is the third point I'm going to make that are actually the fourth the first point was intention setting. The second point was taking time to move your body and choosing high vibe foods. The third point was traditions. And the fourth here is
really enhancing your intimacy with those closest to you. And this goes together with the traditions because you guys get to decide together like who do you want to spend the holidays with? You guys get to decide together? What do we want our holidays to look like? What do we want them to feel like? What do we want to keep that we have been implementing from our family's traditions? And what do we not want to you guys get to develop your own pathway and your own traditions together. And that's not only going to enhance your experience of the holidays, but it's also going to encourage you to get even closer to the people that you're closest to. So you can do this one step at a time. You don't have to tell Aunt Marie that you can't come over at all you know you can say well we're just going to come over for dessert or we're going to stop by the next day or something like that. So get creative with it but it's this is a brilliant time of year to step into your sovereignty and not in a bold you know, a spiteful I'm setting boundaries kind of way but in a lot
of saying, I really, really want to enhance my experience of the holidays and my connections with others and just feel even more loving and connected. Okay. So that's number four is really to enhance that intimacy with those closest to you and spend as much time as you can, with those people that mean the most to you, that's where you're gonna get the most out of your holidays and feel, the more aligned with who you are. And lastly, number five is to remember that every single human on this planet is a soul who chose to incarnate here for a purpose. And the ones that are connected to you are here to assist you with learning your lessons. So that means that if people are pissing you off, or if people are setting you off, you need to remember that there's a reflection in everything, which which includes what you will and will not tolerate. Sometimes, people are reflecting certain behaviors to you, because you're meant to be stepping into your power. Sometimes it's because you're meant to choose peace and retreat to find some calm and connection with either yourself with God or with those who are super loving and supportive. You're not required to tolerate BS just because it's the holiday season. And you have to spend time with your uncle that pisses you off and makes inappropriate comments, right? So it's allowing you to really view the holiday season as an opportunity to grow as an opportunity to step further into your sovereignty and, and to really understand how much intimacy you can hold. Because this is a time when we get to expand our level of love and connection, we get to expand our feeling of intimacy, it feels amazing. And we have infinite capacity to hold love and to hold intimacy. And these are the times when we get to practice continuing to expand that for ourselves, so that we can feel even more powerful. And like we have even greater access to magic and miracles. So I hope this episode was supportive for you. Let me know by sharing a screenshot of this to your stories and tagging me at emerge healing & wellness. What is the one piece that was shared here today that you are going to implement and integrate to help yourself stay Zen through the holidays? I know you can do it. And even if you you know don't hold yourself to the highest standard Don't be like oh, well, you know, I couldn't do this or that and so I wasn't able to stay Zen. Well guess what you're gonna get pissy sometimes you're gonna get flustered. It's about how you respond to it. It's about do I sit in it? Do I stew in it? Do I bitch about it? Or do I just allow myself to shift back into one of these five things and refined my center. And it's that bounce back that's the key. So don't be hard on yourself and know that even listening to this episode and just implementing the teeniest thing is a great step in the right direction. And you can kind of piece this together over the course of the holiday season. And and let me know if you're feeling more then shoot me a message on Instagram, shoot me an email at emerge healing & [email protected] and let me know how your holiday season is going. I hope you have a great day and I will see you next time on the next episode of the Akashic musings podcast.
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