I hope that everyone is feeling positive and joyful after the holiday hustle and bustle! This time of the year can bring up a lot of darkness. The winter, to me, is a very contemplative time. The rain slows things down and keeps one mesmerized by thoughts of would haves,should haves,and could haves.
What I have found to be helpful is to find a creative outlet to express your feelings. Grab a paintbrush,some paint and a canvas and just go for it. Forget about trying to be the next Thomas Kincade or for that matter Mattisse. It unloads a lot of negative energy in a positive way and the only person that has to see is you!
I believe that we are creative beings first and foremost and should express ourselves in this way no matter what medium we decide to utilize. Those negative emotions get trapped and when the energy isn't flowing you can feel stuck and totally depressed.
Getting outside and connecting with nature always helps. I can get really comfortable in my warm home with the fire blazing the fire place and sometimes forget about the Mother. Mother nature is always calling me. From the hummingbirds coming to the feeder I provide for them. To the crazy songs of the Mockingbirds. It gets me centered,grounded and focused on what is really important in life. Life is not just about surviving,to me, it is about living.
Watch the animals in your neighborhood and see how they enjoy nature. Remember we are animals too and are no better or less than they.