Angel Ariel channeled December 8, 2019 through Adria Wind Horse Estribou
This is Ariel, angel Ariel. We're speaking today about celebration. As people look towards what's called a holiday, but to many feels like dread—it has the sign of dread over it. Like the doorway sign instead of "welcome" says "dread me." Many people are approaching these so-called holiday or holidays in this manner, feeling that it's something they must be dragged through. Or they're digging in heels trying not to get there too fast. Or wishing it would be over more quickly.
We want to address this first, this sense of dread about holidays. And what does it mean to be in celebration? There's a cultural aspect here. There's a cultural aspect to gathering together to make brownies, to decorate a tree, to sing carols, to have lasagna, whatever it is in your family or your town, your church, your neighborhood, your country where you celebrate something. That has a richness to it that is very soothing, to most (to most, not to all). It's soothing to be in this pattern of what to expect at this time of year at this time of day and this season. To know: always on Thursday, it's lasagna. Whether that's a weekly celebration or something very specific for a holiday, so called holiday. There's something soothing in that, because you feel like you know what to expect.
The sense of dread comes in when you feel like what you know what to expect is quite a lot of stress and infighting, in a family sense, or not enough time to get everything done to make the lasagna and also beat the traffic and pick up the children and all these other things. Just from a human standpoint, very human standpoint, we want to look at this—the patterns of celebration. Because there's this interplay here between what's soothing—knowing what's coming next—and then that stress of trying to fulfill that expectation: If I don't make the lasagna by this time, everyone will be so disappointed.
Is celebration about creating these exact same memories every year? Or is celebration about coming together and being in now? We want to offer that as a possibility for celebration. We're not saying throw away all of the traditions because as we've said, they're quite soothing for most (perhaps not all). What if in one of these days you allowed space—the unstructured space of a few hours or a day or two—where you didn't know what was next, and you didn't know what was coming, and you didn't know who was going to arrive at the door, and you allowed some room for true celebration to happen in now. What that might be.
It might be the gorgeous waterfalls from so much rain. Or it might be the dry, dry sunrise that's just so crisp. Not knowing that part is part of the magic of holidays. So allowing some room for that, please, we would say is a nice balance. Just within the same cultural understanding of holidays that have that pattern—that familiarity to them that have that soothing touch—allow some space for not knowing. Unscheduled time, unprogrammed time, where the magic can arise. Where you can allow yourself to be in now, very truly in now and what is offered to you as a gift, what is offered to you as a celebration.
Most of you spend so much time thinking of others at this time. Maybe there's this idea of self-care as in: later after all this is over, I'll take a big nap. Or some warm socks, or whatever that means [for you]. But what if self-care in time of celebration meant allowing for that magic to come to YOU also. And those gifts from angels, from other beings, and from other humans of course as well, in nature herself to come through for you in that moment. Allowing space for that light, for that magic, is how we would recommend approaching celebration.
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Archangels Raphael and Ariel are most frequently the angels that come forward to answer your questions through this channel - Adria Wind Horse Estribou. Read more