Today is Christmas day. It's NOT really about presents and gifts although the unexpected gifts are the most fun (like mine last Friday night) and those that you bestow upon others are really the best!
This is a day of birth - Christmas is the birthday of Christ. But what does Christ represent to you? That is what's really important about today. Just as with your birthday, your life can start anew today. Christ is within all of us and that is the Spirit Divine - the Universal Mind.
Take at least 5 minutes today and don't you dare say that you "don't have time" - you have plenty of time and can spare 5 minutes. In those 5 minutes you can accomplish a great deal:
Start by 30-60 seconds of gratitudes - what are you most grateful for? Be specific, really drill down. Is it health, is it friends, family, having a job, pets, etc? Writing them down will be more powerful but you can say them in your mind too.
Follow that with 7 sets of deep breathing - 5-7 count (seconds) in, hold for 5-7 seconds, exhale for 5-7 seconds and repeat 6 more times.
- Set an intention - "Show me what my true purpose is", "Reveal to me the truth about my true purpose", "Grant me the wisdom to know what to do about _______", "Lead me to whomever I can help the most today - physically, emotionally, financially - make me a match between someone's needs and my abilities", etc. Pick a focus for the time remaining.
- Sit quietly (or if it works better for you, you can do this while exercising - many people get their best ideas and inspirations while running) for the remaining time and ask for these ideas and inspirations to come to you.
- At the end of the 5 minutes, say "Thank you for the Divine Ideas" and then go about your business.
Don't despair if nothing comes to your during this time period. It will come because you've put it out there into the Universe.
Remember that although these ideas will come from within you, today is really about what you can do for others. That is the most rewarding part of every day. Change your thoughts around and love what you're doing for others!
Enjoy your day!