If Thanksgiving is the holiday of the year for the U.S., it is Christmas for the Philippines, my country of origin.
Unlike with the Americans though, Thanksgiving has no significance to the Filipinos. However, the Philippines has become so Westernized that it has adopted (aka, ‘copied,’ which this country is very good at! 🙂 ) the majority of the American practices and traditions — including Thanksgiving.
I have not been celebrating the holidays of this country — particularly Christmas — for the longest time. Not the traditional way or what has been customary at least.
This channelled message from Brenda Hoffman of lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com though is as much applicable to Thanksgiving as it is for Christmas — and any other holidays or traditional festivities and celebrations.
Brenda’s message couldn’t have been worded more aptly. She talks about how we can choose to celebrate such holidays in the New, empowered way, with us being our New selves and “no longer of the norm.” It serves as a much-needed reminder for me. It is preparing me. It is strengthening me, my choice and my resolve to not be part of the holiday frenzy — especially now that the Philippines is getting much more enslaved by the spell of the Christmas madness and holiday rush. And with less than a month to go!
Thank you Brenda — for this and for all your other writings and your generosity in sharing them with us!
For those who choose to celebrate Thanksgiving — in whatever way you choose — may it be one that gives you the most joy and deepest meaning!
Blessed be. ❤ ❤ ❤
Channeled by Brenda Hoffman for http://www.LifeTapestryCreations.com
Summary of Brenda’s November 21, 2014 free, 15-minute, channeled “Creation Energies” show at http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/brenda-hoffman: You’ll probably experience less trauma or sadness this holiday season. Perhaps you have experienced headaches, a lack of joy or energy, the last few days. Such is probably part of your transition, just as was true in adolescence when you welcomed your shift to adulthood, but had some emotional/physical shifts to adjust to before becoming a young adult.
The title of last week’s “Brenda’s Blog” – her free, weekly, channeled blog for www.LifeTapestryCreations.com: “You’re a Beacon – Not a Rescue Boat”
Brenda’s “Creation Energies” show and “Brenda’s Blog” contain different channeled information.
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