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a blog by Christina Bradley


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A Christmas Light Connection

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We are a string of Christmas lights. All connected by the same wire that gives us the energy to shine our light. There is one plug at the end of our string; one source of energy. That plug is connected to a wire that provides the same amount of energy to each and every bulb on the string. Even if there is another string of lights, maybe even a different color, connected to a different outlet in the room, it is still receiving its energy from the same place. What is providing energy to those lights is the same that is providing energy to our string.

We all feel it when one of the lights goes out. All of the lights around that light feel the change in energy of that bulb. Sometimes the string of lights will stop working until that light has been fixed.

We shine bright. We light up the room, the house, the Christmas tree. We sparkle, but not more than any other. We would be nothing without each other, we need the string of energy that connects us. We shine bright when together.

Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the presence of the energy that connects us.

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“Be bold, be brave, be beautiful”

“Be bold, be free, be beautiful. Believe, be love, be true to you.” ~ David Newman

How amazing would it be to live by these words? To be bold, free, and true to you. To truly believe you are beautiful. To be love. I think that it would be pretty fantastic.

Imagine singing these words over and over, as I was asked to do this afternoon, each time having the message sink in a little bit more. Maybe read the lyrics a couple of times. See what I mean? They are powerful.

As I sang these words over and over with a group of people after an inspiring yoga class to the live music of David Newman, these words had a powerful effect on me. My eyes started to water as the words sunk in. I thought, “how wonderful would my life be if I could truly embody this message?”. If I could let go of fear and be bold. If I could let go of attachment to things and be free. If I could let go of self-judgment and feel beautiful.

Reading these words should not make us feel bad about ourselves if we feel like we aren’t living these words completely. We are not doing anything wrong. However, maybe keeping these words in mind may help us to let go. To fall in love with life. To be at peace.

Thank you to a wonderful class from Erica Bleznak and David Newman at Verge Yoga!