Today is the ninth of 12 days traditionally with no work in favour of happiness and merriment with family and friends.
Enjoy the evergreen symbols of protection and rebirth you have brought into your house and continue to welcome those of family and friends as they contribute to the abundance of your surroundings. Light a fresh yule candle as a symbol of the returning light and place it upon your Yule log to burn brightly in your home as a shining reminder.
Think about your friends today and the valuable contribution they bring to your life. We have already given thanks for their involvement in the past year during the first 6 days of Yule and now it’s time to evaluate their continued involvement into 2016 by projecting health and wellness for their year to come. You may have a large group of friends upon whom you rely for social gatherings, who bring you a sense of camaraderie and belonging that only group dynamics afford. You may wish that this type of friendship circle was more evident in your life into 2016, if so project getting together with more people into next year and visualise all members of the group being valued for their opinions and sense of fun. You may have a select few friends who differ vastly in the key elements they bring to your life, each of whom offer different valuable viewpoints on the situations you face. You may wish that you had closer friends on a one to one basis to share advice and support individually. Whichever is true for you project more intimate friendships into 2016 by visualising talking more frequently if they are far away, meeting up over coffee, sharing a lunch or going for walks in which you can both confide together and gain strength from the bonds you create.
Are the people that surround you as encouraging through your journey as you are in theirs; does their existence in your life leave you feeling truly uplifted. Do you feel that some friendships leave you drained at the thought of meeting up and even worse once you have been in contact? Sometimes we remain friends with people even when the relationship is, or has become one-sided, where one gains much more from the friendship than the other. If this rings true for you project courage into speaking with that friend about how they leave you feeling; visualise their accepting your words and the friendship developing toward a more mutual beneficial relationship. Sometimes friendships come to an end because needs and commonalities change, we all develop differently and growing apart from a friend can be as revitalising as new friends coming along. Often we are quite busy in our lives and friends we had along the way lose contact with us even when we think they will be with us for the long haul. Visualise happiness and contentment for these people in their new friendships as you project new people coming into your life to give you confidence and support in 2016.
Enjoy the ritual of consuming your sweet/fruit/nut symbols of projection
Have a happy Yule one and all