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Home for the Holidays The gift of family gatherings… Ding dong … and it begins. Time with our families can be such a joy for some of us, and for others, it can be such a burden. Each family dynamic is different in its own ways. Just like our family traditions. Perhaps you have had an opportunity to visit the family of a friend … and perhaps then you notice a change in your friend’s demeanor … as if when walking into their home, they become someone different. Our family of origin is a great place to do some soul-searching about ourselves. There are a few reasons behind this. One reason would be the idea that our soul consciously chose our specific family in which to incarnate. Our soul chose the specific family dynamic for the opportunities it would present in order to set us up to learn specific karmic…

Our Family of Origin Where DID we come from? Since none of us existed, well, at least as fully “developed egos” the day we were born … where DID we come from? Where did this “you” reading this … come from? Our family of origin, whatever that dynamic might have looked like, created us. Well, not literally, but yes, quite literally. What I mean is that when we were just babies, we were started on an indoctrination program. It started pretty simple. Learning our first words. Experiencing annual celebrations. Birthdays, religious holidays, national holidays. And the real clincher is that was we were taught the values of each and every symbol, event and belief. And those who taught us, were indeed taught by their families of origin too. Like a baton passed along in a relay race, we have this temporal lineage of sorts. And certainly this lifetime has its…

Ding Dong … Your Karma Has Arrived The Family and the Karma Ding Dong … The family has arrived for the holidays … And you feel??? The holidays are great times to get in touch with your family of origin. Those that raised you. Those that grew your ego. Our souls chose our family. Very carefully. Oftentimes looking for families that had a ton of karma. What the hell? Looking for karma? Really? When we hear the doorbell ring … or perhaps we are the ones pressing their doorbell … we are about to re-unite with our family. What feelings come to the surface? I was at a liquor store and I innocently asked what was their busiest day of the year? They said the Thanksgiving holiday was by far the most busy time of the year. When families get together and sit down at the same table … This…