Fill Your Soul With Family Time This Easter
We can look at each holiday as a time to fill our soul. When we approach an event with intention, we can have a completely different and more fulfilling experience than if we just simply show up with a meatloaf! Here is a way to bring some magic to this Easter that can help you see a new way of approaching family gatherings.
There’s no question that for most of us, when we become adults, getting together with family can be a bit of a challenge when combining different diets, belief systems, political views and some of the longest relationships of our lives usually come back into view.
We can prepare ourselves to be loving and supportive instead of letting our emotions get the best of us, which can lead to eating too much sugar and a gnarly headache.
When we direct our mind, in any situation, we are able to steer our emotional ship. This Easter, follow this simple 3 step intention-setting exercise and watch how warm and cozy you feel as you share your love with everyone.
Step 1: Bring no Judgment
If you feel like your mind easily focuses on what you don’t like about people or what might be good for them to change, you’re not the only one. Most people are overly critical of others in their mind and words and guess what, that makes you feel miserable.
Instead, we can choose to just listen to hear what they are saying and try to intuitively feel for a way to communicate with love to the person you speak with no matter their age, lifestyle, triumphs or failures.
Just listen to be supportive. Sometimes people need to talk it out and you giving them a safe space could mean a lot to them. Try to be compassionate and understanding and seek to understand them on a deeper level.
If your mind starts being negative about your own actions or life because you feel judged, have that same loving and supportive accepting intention towards yourself. We do really want everyone to be happy and enjoy themselves and having the intention to keep the vibes up will make a HUGE difference.
You’re able to connect on a soul level when you bring no judgement.
Step 2: Check in With People to See How They are Feeling
Another great way to fill your soul when you’re with your family is simply checking in to see how they’re feeling and what’s going on in their lives. It’s possible that some of them don’t have someone really caring about their feelings to say, “What’s really going on, do you love life, what are your dreams and how are you following them?”
Helping someone gain clarity or to feel cared for is a great love-giving exercise that builds trust and raises the vibration of your interactions even if it’s only a minute conversation between egg hunts, grilling and clean up.
Instead of thinking about what you’ll get from this Easter, shift your intention to think about how much love you can give and see how your experience shifts. Instead of just going along for the thrill of games and cute comments about outfits, make it something intentional and special - at least in your heart - and it will no doubt make a difference to someone.
My mom and I try to set an intention that the universe send us to the person who needs a good conversation before we go places and usually it will send you someone who you can help, who in return helps you in some way because you’re on a similar wavelength.
Step 3: Point out Something Good in Each Person
If you’re feeling unsure about how to engage or are just having trouble connecting, a great way to create a bridge between you and people you may or may not have a lot in common with is to point out the qualities that you find endearing or inspiring in them.
This can send conversations in a positive direction and for those who are just letting their thoughts have a free-for-all at the event, it will give them a safe harbor to anchor their boat for the day.
Our words create feelings and emotions, which is why we truly can be a magician wherever we go, creating uplifting feelings and emotions that send people to an inspiring and cozy state of mind.
Slow down, take a few breaths and even reread this article if you get thrown off by a rogue comment or triggered by an old memory. The more you practice connecting with people -especially family - on a soul level, the stronger your interpersonal skills become, improving each interaction in your life.
I bet you’re looking forward to this day of happiness and laughter now because in your mind you can see hugs, good conversations and peaceful memories being made.
Look at each time you get together with family as magical time where you can appreciate each person’s unique way of expressing their soul’s wisdom whether it’s in business, mothering, cooking or humor.
Look at is as a time where you get to learn about how other people think and experience the world to build bridges of understanding instead of roadblocks of frustration.
As we bring peace into our interactions and set them before events and occasions, we shift our culture to become more intentional and intuitive.
When we decide to forgive ourselves for not always communicating perfectly and patiently, it becomes easier to see the person you’re talking to is also in an emotional soup trying to reach out and in one way say, “I love you,” whether it’s in hanging a decoration, inviting you to breakfast or making your eggs how you like them.