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Putting Holy Back in the Holidays

Holidays can be a powerful ritual. To put the holy back in the holidays, first see that holy comes from ‘whole’. Holidays allow us to dive deeper into aspects of our wholeness. So holy days, especially the ones around the end of the year represent renewal and rebirth. For Hanukkah, it’s about rebuilding or renewing the temple. Christmas is of course about the birth of the savior. 

Even on Bodhi Day, Buddhists celebrate Siddhartha being still under the Bodhi Tree. It was there he had his commitment and surrender to enlightenment. If you look at the word ‘enlighten’, even that says ‘wholeness’ because it’s connecting back to the light of Source. Source before the division of light into creation. And for the Buddha it was a present moment experience, which to me is symbolized by so many traditions. Again, It’s about wholeness.

The True Gifts Are Inside Us

So if the holidays are about renewal and rebirth, and the rewards are the gifts that this offers, most of humanity has gotten off course. For many, it’s become about the material gifts only, right? So when we receive a gift or want gifts for the sake of gifts alone, there’s an emptiness in this. And you notice kids on Christmas Eve or Hanukkah, they get their gifts and then after a while, the gifts lose their luster. That is because down deep, we know it’s not about the gifts per se. But if we do the inner work so that the gifts show up internally, then outer gifts are a reflection of this.

A Divided Mind and Heart

We really want to experience wholeness within ourselves. The mind and the heart have become divided for most people. Where does wholeness live? It lives in the heart and it lives in the present. So how do we stay in the present? How do we receive the gifts that are in this present moment? I firmly feel that the true gifts are already here in some form. We just don’t perceive them because our perception has been fragmented. All of our senses are being filtered through a brain that’s not functioning optimally because of all that we carry. All of the unresolved baggage from the past.

We need to reconnect to truth. Many people celebrate Christmas. Christ means to christen; christen means to anoint with oil; oil means truth. What if we were to anoint ourselves with the truth of the present moment? The truth that leads us to take responsibility for what it is that we carry, instead of trying to reach for the feel-good, for the distraction, for anything other than the truth. Most of humanity is spending time reacting to what lives inside of them. And it’s become pressed down into the unconscious. Freedom from this bondage however, arises when we bring it into the consciousness of this moment. 

Einstein said, “What we call ‘matter’ is energy whose vibrations have been lowered to be perceived by the senses.” This energy is consciousness that has been lowered to be perceived by the nervous system. What would cause a frequency to be lowered? It’s our reactivity to the past that does the lowering.

Gifts that Reflect Grace

So, something happened in the past and It doesn’t feel good in the body. The mind comes in and makes it mean something. It judges it, and in doing so drives it down deeper into our sensational realm and where it lives in us, only to attract more similar type of experiences.

The grace is that our cosmic and true Self is the observer. The more we are willing to observe what is here; what we carry, the more freedom we will experience. The freedom to receive the real gifts, not the gifts the ego thinks that it wants, but the true gifts from the heart.  Gifts of the heart that reflect back the fullness of who you are. – John Newton

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How to Create a Life Worth Living

How can Ancestral Clearing help us in our life?

Our bodies were preloaded at birth with the limitation of the ancestors that came before us. These measurable imprints are called called epigenomes. These combinations of amino acids are stored as attachments to our DNA.  They are passed down from generation to generation and have a profound effect on virtually every area of our lives: Behavior, beliefs, resilience to stress and even our healing response.  

If we don’t feel good, where is that coming from? It’s not coming from the future and it’s usually not coming from the present. What we carry comes from the past, the hurts from this life and our lineage that were probably never resolved.  We can try to push through or even be positive. This doesn’t usually work, does it?.  So how do we rewrite the program we have running? A program that affects every aspect of our life: Physical, mental, emotional, financial and spiritual.

The past doesn’t have to equal the future.

We don’t have to be victims of a past that our ancestors may have experienced.  Using a simple process that starts with noticing what we feel in our bodies,  we can release this old hurt.  By rewriting our story in this way, we can create a future of possibility, well-being and true fulfillment.

Ancestral Clearing is about connecting to the higher power of our understanding.  Through a simple process, we clear the imprints of adversity that have been weighing on us. These unresolved issues have accumulated from our life, our family and our ancestral lineage.

The “Being” part of us doesn’t suffer, it’s just aware of all that shows up. More importantly however, it’s aware of itself. So when you connect with that direct awareness of who you are, you have access to the narrative that reflects your life experience. This is the story or character bible of our beliefs, expectations and judgements.

Moving beyond the mind

In conclusion, we need to move beyond the mind and the judgment.  Moving into the intelligence within the body is the key.  We must go beyond our story and as a result, access the deepest part of our being. This reveals our connection to Source which leads to resolving the root of the issue. This is true change. We can then become liberated from the past and experience a life worth living.  ~ John Newton

Experience a life of possibility by releasing the past with Ancestral Clearing. You can watch free videos to support your physical, emotional, financial and spiritual well-being here.

John Newton considers his work to be complementary to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.

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