The entire holiday season is a symbolic ritual that allows us to align with the natural cycles of fullness and the natural cycles of releasing so that we can become void, empty and open to receive the new cycle of manifestation in the spring. The process of gift giving and gift receiving provides us with the perfect symbolic background for connecting to the cycles of manifestation that nature demonstrates to us during this most powerful time.
You Are the Gift! The giving part of the equation is the acknowledgement of your abundance. In the true sense, giving is the release of stored energy (i.e.) abundance. This stored abundance release allows you to become void and gives space for new life to be birthed in the spring, just as nature drops its leaves and these leaves become the mulch for the new sprouts to germinate in the spring.
To effectively commence the cycle of giving, you must buy yourself the first gift. This will make buying for others more effective and save you a lot of money. Remember, there is a difference between a gift and a present. A present is something you want someone to have a gift is something you know the receiver wants to receive.
You are the Receiver! The symbology of receiving is very important, for without it the cycle cannot be complete. Unfortunately, our culture has ignored this part of the equation by promoting an axiom that is not true, “It is better to give than receive.” When receiving a gift, you are given the privilege to see the power of your magnetic field that is symbolic of the manifested results of your year’s experience. Your ability to receive sets up a manifesting field for the New Event structure in the NEW CYCLE! I am reminded of my teacher Barbra Dillenger´s most powerful words.
“You are the Gift, the Beginning of the Cycle
You are the Giver, the Completion of the Cycle
You are the Receiver, the Result of the Cycle.”