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Our father often read us Claude M. Steiner’s A Warm Fuzzy Tale when we were young.
After he read it– he’d always ask us to throw a warm fuzzy (something nice) or a cold prickly (something not so nice) to each other. One by one, we’d create an imaginary ball and toss it. Most of the time we’d choose to throw a warm fuzzy, but sometimes –some of us– chose instead to throw a cold prickly. If we chose a cold prickly, our Dad would say, “Are you sure about that cold prickly? It’s a lot easier to be kind. But– it’s your choice.”
Instead of celebrating the holidays–there are the Bah, humbug! types– who outfit themselves with an arsenal of cold pricklies. These Scrooges may soon be headed to your home.
Here are some ways for you to stay in the warm, fuzzy zone:
Before the grumpy-grumps arrive–light some natural wood or resin incense. It will create a relaxing environment.
According to rejuvenationlounge.com:
- The back of the neck is a highly sensitive area tuned into heightened awareness which can alert you to disturbed energies, untruths and toxic influences (think hairs on the back of your neck).
Another tactic: wear bright colors–which naturally block cold pricklies.
Red boosts energy and stimulates your immune system.
Blue promotes a sense of peace.
Yellow enhances positivity.
At the dinner table– BE PREPARED–there might be someone who still wants to throw cold pricklies your way.
Imagine drawing the infinity symbol on the palms of your hands, around your eyes and especially around the four directions of the room.
- According to Denise Linn this practice clears your mind, boosts your spirits and instantly turns the room into a sacred space.
To keep a smile on your face– and for fun–mentally sing the Bon Jovi chant:
Once the guests leave–it’s time for some serious smudging.
According to Spirituality & Health :
- The Native American practice of smudging, or purifying a room with the smoke of sacred herbs, can help clear negative energy from a space. When burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions.
According to WebMD:
- Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to relieve stress, alleviate depression and boost our daytime energy.
If you’re still trying to figure out the best gift for the holidays– you cannot go wrong with a bag full of warm fuzzies!