Ho Ho Ho

By Dr. Dina Evan


This year our ho-ho-ho is really HOLY COW! There is so much going on in the world we can hardly keep up with what we have to be on top of. The times are changing, and we must be in control of what we support and are willing to accept — as well as the changes that are not acceptable. We need a heads up more than ever and this is the perfect holiday for that reminder because it’s all about love and transformation and giving yourself the gift of awareness.

Much of the world has forgotten about love and forgiveness and is focused on power and control. It’s an epidemic. But we get to change that. All it takes is a deep breath and a moment to feel what is going on in our heart and body before we speak or commit to anything that contains an effort to control or diminish others. We have forgotten what the word freedom means.

“You and I can change the world simply by being the best of who we are and standing for the values and virtues we honestly believe in; such as no prejudice, shaming, labeling, and a commitment to not harming anyone’s spirit or body.”

We have created a mentality of other in this country and there is one of us, only one human race. Now is the perfect time to celebrate our every hue, language, difference, and spiritual belief. At a time when the world is in somewhat of an upheaval, it’s even more important to hold tight to our values and spiritual beliefs and lead with them in every circumstance. After all, if you are honest, isn’t that exactly what you came here to do?

When we see what is going on in the world we may want to turtle in and hide. But we need to resist that desire and bring ourselves and our values forward so that every can see and be reminded that is who they are as well.


If you want to give the greatest gift this holiday…

Make a commitment to give the gift of love, confidence, or appreciation to everyone you sit with. You’ll see how easily it can become a habit that not only feels great to the person you are with, but will feel good to you. Do it only if you mean it sincerely, because a compliment given that isn’t sincere is always felt and hurtful.

We tend to forget if we want the world to change, we must become the change makers. We need to change our focus now. We see what is not working and does not feel good, nor blesses us and we need to stop passing that on. Get back to aligning with our own values of sincerity, honesty, and love.

Each of us knows at some deep level why we came here and what we came here to do. It’s not to play the stock market, or fill our bank accounts. It’s about something much greater for which you signed up and may have forgotten. It’s about changing ourselves, helping others change and making the planet and better place for everyone. If you are quiet and dig deep, you will find your individual purpose and it will be the greatest holiday gift you have ever given yourself.

You came to this planet because we need you and we need you to fulfill that purpose because you’re the only one who can do that in your unique way. Once you begin to live on purpose and serve with fulfilling your individual purpose, life becomes such a joy. I can guarantee it because I am sitting here feeling it right now as I write this column because this is part of my purpose, and I am so blessed to be able to do that. Please join and start living purpose so that the rest of us can benefit by what you came here to do.

Dr. Evan is a marriage, family, child therapist and consciousness counselor. www.drdinaevan.com    602-571-8228