CHRISTMAS VALUES ~ are you looking after yours?
It’s that time of year when many are being pulled along and getting swept up into the seasonal push of planning and doing all those things that are done every year in offices, shops and organisations across the country perhaps around the world too. Plans that is, for Christmas parties, nights out, gatherings, gift exchanges, what party frock to wear etc. etc. etc Ok you get the point
I love seeing other people excited….its infectious, it makes me smile, well at least I thought it did until I recalled a period in my life whilst working in a department for a large Company.
Initially the Christmas festivity routine was quite a simple one, going to the pub on closing day if you wanted to, (large emphasis here on IF YOU WANTED TO). I never did, I was delighted to have finished early on Xmas Eve and just wanted to get home to savour the joy of my young children who yes… would be excited for Christmas….their anticipation was truly infectious.
Over the years the events and expectations of the department changed and grew from just going to the pub on closing day (if you fancied) to –
Official Office Christmas Party (Where you were expected to go),
Unofficial office Christmas Party (you’re a party pooper if you don’t go).
Office Secret Santa (You are expected to participate)
Your work area Secret Santa (Your considered Scrooge if you don’t join in)
Christmas Eve office Party, you know where everyone fetches something in to eat, participates in being jolly and drinks a lot (you’re a miserable sod if you don’t stay behind and enjoy the Christmas Eve drinkathon)
Oh and lest I forget – go to the pub after the office party.
Not everyone wants to participate in festive frolics with work colleagues, and Christmas within the work environment can start to become very difficult. Resentment and conflict can follow; being judgedas a miserable sod is a biggy! BAH HUMBUG
Many who put their heart and soul into organizing Christmas festivities genuinely believe everyone wants to participate, and sometimes great pressure is placed on individuals to do so. It can become apparent that rejections of their festive plans are taken personally when subtle unwelcome behaviour and innuendos follow.
The title of this blog “Christmas Values” is for a reason, it is a reminder that it is important for each of us to value our own needs and requirements not just at Christmas but throughout the whole year, and to do so without feeling guilty or odd. Did you know following your own values is one of the healthiest things you can ultimately do for yourself. So don’t be afraid to take off that woolly coat (bahh) and be who you truly are! And as if by perfect timing there is an appropriate crystal representing this time of year which can help and support you….read on
Tanzanite is one of the many stones which represent the month of December and it is the most sought after mineral within the Zoisite family. Having a beautiful blue to violet colour, it emits a sense of calm and tranquillity which is ideal for using or having within the workplace environment, especially when encountering the stress and tensions that prevails around Christmas time.
Naturally releasing any blockages within the throat area this crystal encourages speaking your heart felt truth with confidence and ease whether in the work place or elsewhere. Having a fear of saying how you feel or communicating your truth can affect the throat Chakra, and can eventually cause problems. Tanzanite has the ability to work through those fears and to overcome those difficulties making it much easier for self expression. Wow, have there been times when I could have done with a piece of this strapped to my throat! Perhaps a nice necklace might look better.
Apart from the blue-purple colour, Tanzanite can also be found colourless and is sometimes known as a stone of magic. Nourishing the Crown, Third Eye and Throat simultaneously it brings together all aspects of communication and is a wonderful crystal for speaking and communicating your truth with compassion.
This month’s birthstone for Sagittarius is Turquoise, if you missed the information earlier in the month and would like to read, just click on the picture to be taken there.
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Whether you have Christmas celebrations or not, I wish you a most peaceful and loving time and as always sprinkled with crystal rays and happy days,