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8 Ways of How to make the Holiday Season Stress-free


8 Ways of How to make the Holiday Season Stress free

By Peg Jones

It’s the week before Thanksgiving and we are in a panic because, we have to cook three apple pies and 3 vegetable dishes, cook two turkeys, get 20lbs of mashed potatoes ready for dinner at 3 pm, with 20 people coming to the house, and five will be staying with for three days.  And to add to all of this, to the every burning fire, you have to work till 4 on the day before Thanksgiving.

That was last week’s problem……..

The Thanksgiving Holiday is finished.

And as you looked at your calendar, the Monday morning after the just passed holiday weekend, you see that you have less than 4 weeks to plan and decide what the Christmas or Hanukkah  or other traditions, of the season,  plans and events will be the next 3- 4 weeks for this  very busy season.

You see the craziness of all that is supposedly expected on social and traditional levels.  The expectations of your children, young and old, friends and relatives, and finding the time to do the shopping, the baking and the going to the concerts, and all the activities that the children are involved in, at school, and church, or temple, and the adult parties that can be a bit cumbersome, and expensive.

It can get quite crazy, wild.  But does it really have to be this way..  ?

Sometimes making the season simple can be the easiest way for coping with the incredible amount of marketing, and all of its expectations.  Making it simple, fun, and creative is what I am feeling.  I need to suggest for having the holiday to be something you and all in your life to enjoy the holiday season.

Tradition is a big part of the holiday season, and passing down the traditions of food, social occasions and of adults and children can be hard to keep up.

Of course this is not the way for all of us but those with children, married or single,  and wanting to uphold the traditions you choose to share with them, can be rather crazy. Or if you have to cook for  a party or lots of people during the day of the holiday, having company during this time,  can be a challenging task too.

I asked Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael, for some ideas on some main points to consider for this holiday season, to possibly make the season go a bit smoother with less stress…..Of course we have the weather to consider too, because inclement weather, can certainly change the plans for our holiday season.

The following are some points to ponder.

  • Make lists, of all you need to do. Take out your calendar, put in the kids social events and your events too, with or without your partner, and with friends..  The office parties, the neighborhood gatherings.  Then plan out shopping lists, for food and home decorations, in and outdoor..  And delegate, delegate.
  • Delegate tasks for home, tasks and include everyone that can help… Taking out the decorations and decorating can be a family activity over a weekend, and the same with cooking…  Preparing for the holiday food, can be delegated too,  to older children, who can cook or bake, or send them to the store for things you may need for the holiday… Also making homemade decorations for whatever holiday is being celebrated in the home is a good way to include all in helping the holiday be fun..
  • Planning a budget so that expenses don’t go to out of control is very important. Sticking to the plan is always a challenge, especially for those that have a kind heart, and want to make everyone happy….
  • Making your own holiday cards for those special in your life, can be done for those with older children. Making ornaments are also a fun thing to explore and research…  They look great on the tree or in a window, and make great gifts too.
  • Ten people are coming to your house on the day of the holiday, and you work or just very busy.. You can ask each person to bring a dish, or dessert for the meal and you cook the turkey, and a dessert or two,   Asking others to help is a good way to keep the amount of work down, and can help to keep all calm..  Also make some of the food ahead of time, such as dessert, and some vegetables or casseroles.  And ask for help too.
  • As for the gifts to be purchased, many buy all through the year, or buy gifts as they travel too.. OR you can make some gifts and start early to begin the projects, or to give to a charity of your choice.  There online shopping too and this can take time away from the shopping centers.  Make it simple, make it fun..
  • I remember days of watching relatives, and myself included of wrapping the day before Christmas, mountains of gifts, sitting in the bedroom away from the family activities all day.. Try wrapping as your purchase the items, or use bags, as this saves time for the laborious task of wrapping the gifts.  As others to help too..
  • How about the card list in sending cards to friend and relatives, and business associates… Can the list be cut down a bit this year? Do you have to really send cards to those you will be seeing on the holiday or in town?

The holidays are a time of community, and so many of us have this opportunity of being with those we love and cherish.  There are many that do not have this and the angels ask us to remember this, and to be kind to those who are with family or who are celebrating alone, for so many reasons, that I don’t need to write about.

I think keeping these people in mind. In giving them a call, or sending a card, saying hello, helping out at a charity or soup kitchen, or just lighting a candle and asking our higher power, to be with them, and to keep them safe for this time, if they do happen to be completely alone..

If appropriate you could ask them to a meal on the day of the holiday or before or after the holiday, just to let them know you are thinking of them.

We also have to respect that some choose to be alone too, and that is ok too.

I believe I have pretty much covered the main things to consider during the holiday coming up.

As light workers, this can be a season of great challenge for the people we work with and on a personal basis..  We need to be sure that we are grounded and protected safely so that we can do the work we share with others, and for ourselves and family, so that we too are able to enjoy the holiday time, if celebrated.  Or it’s just a time personal spiritual celebration, of our source..  Having our own traditions and celebrations are to be celebrated too and respecting all ways of others celebrating this season too…

2014 is leaving us  and 2015 is quickly coming towards us….

I just want to say that the next month is a time of joy and peace for all and to know, that whatever difficulties maybe come about this time,   your angels are with you always  Especially, when you ask them for assistance… Asking them for help and trusting they are there for you, will help you to see how much the angels do want to help you today and always..

Having positive intent in all that you do,

Will keep you, from feeling a always so blue.

Helping your fellow man, in some special way,

Will help them carry on, throughout their day.

Going the extra mile and helping with a smile,

Will help you to share, and show you care.

If life gets tough and it’s hard to cope,

Know the angels are with you

we will guide you on your slippery slope.

When asking your angels for guidance, and telling them your woes,

 Know we are listening and offering you a rose.

The rose signifies love and the strength that you possess,

Listen closely to our whispers and know you are very blessed.”

By Peg Jones                                          Copyright©  2006 PegJones

 

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Humor and our Angels


By Peg JoneS

Angels have a sense of humor…The angel’s wants us to enjoy life.  Have a good laugh at yourself every now and again for taking life seriously.  Then take time to laugh with the angels!”

-Margaret Neylon

When I found this quote tonight, I felt that this would be a good thing to talk about how sometimes we are so very serious about our life and our path that we may forget to have a sense a humor.  Sometimes, it seems like we even forget about laughter, having fun with family and friends.

The angels always remind me that when I am not laughing and being very serous, about every aspect of my life, that it’s time to take some time out, to find more humor in my life..  They make many suggestions for how we can do this.

  • Go out with friends for a night of fun, see a funny show or watch a funny movie
  • Watch old reruns of shows from your youth
  • Listen to you favorite comedian on tv or cd
  • Go dancing with partner or with friends
  • Talk to an old friend, the kind of friend that if you hadn’t seen them in a month you could pick up right where you left off from last time you spoke
  • read some jokes on the internet
  • sing old songs out loud
  • be with kids and do something fun with them
  • listen to old songs that are silly
  • write your own  parodies on something you see as quite strang
  • watch a old comedy show or go to a play that is a comedy

The angels always let me know, when I haven’t smiled in a while, and when I am taking my life, too seriously.  The show humor through songs, I may hear, and can relate to, or through print, or something I saw as I was driving to or from a destination.  Sometimes, I will be reading, and I read something that is completely hilarious; and suddenly I feel better, and my energy has been brought to a lighter vibration

When stress gets to best of us, the angels will remind us to settle down, relax and to just live in the moment.  I have found, that when we don’t take this time, we will be reminded, over and over, to take this time for ourselves.

The angels will help us, with recognizing the importance of taking care of ourselves.  The thing is, we have to recognize their presence.  The angels do believe in respecting our free will, of whether or not, we would like them to guide us in some way.  Once we say, “Yes, please assist me.”, they will be there, for us, right away.

The angels that help us are the archangels and the angels.  The archangels are the angels that work hard, at helping mankind on the earth plane.  They each have specific specialties, or jobs, to help to heal, in so many, different ways.  They are the healing angels for all of mankind.  And they love to be of service to us.  Many times, I will hear….

“Call us for free.”

“Service with a smile”

So when you are feeling that laughter has been lacking in your life, know that your angels are working hard to help you with this stress, relationship or career or healing issue, anytime you ask, for assistance.  All you have to do is just call on them to help you.

The angels also like to work with your guides.  And from what, I have experienced when the guides and the angels work together, along with a few loved ones or friends, I know, the appropriate help, is on its way.

They remind us that, when we trust in them, that trusting the process, is of utmost importance.  They remind us, in so many different ways, that we are never truly alone.  They love to have us smile, and to bring the humor back into our lives, when we are at a low point in our life.  So when we need to find this laughter or this joy, to just ask, you would like to feel joy or humor, in your life, again.

 

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Angelical Whispers, Angel message for October 8, 2012


Dear Children,

When living in the heart place, you only know of love and of peace. You know that God’s love is very real.   And that your guides and Angels love you too.  In know this, you also feel this love, deep with the core of your soul. You find that life is a bit easier, to live.  You find the things that once bothered you no longer bother you.  You feel at peace and you find that you like being in nature.  The truth of all of this is that its different for each person, who live in the heart place.  The strongest emotions are of love and of peace  of course of so much more clarity.  Yes there will be times that are very tough, and you may not want to feel this love or peace.  This is perfectly normal.  Notice though that you didn’t lash out as much or yel as loud as when you were not in your heart place.  You may feel a bit more calm and the reactions are not as volatile as they may have been in the past. Living in the heart place, take some time to understand if you have not been there.  Be patient with yourself and with others. Your angels will help.