Family Gatherings.

Dear Grateful Being of Light,

Today, open your heart and let go of your expectations.

Yes, it is a new day; of course, be grateful for all the wonderful and miraculous people, things and situations that exist, or have the potential to exist, in your life. 

Yes, beautiful.  Hold this gratitude in your heart, in your mind, in your vision.

…Then, allow for all the human imperfection that may likely be flowing during our family gatherings.  Whether they are during the holidays, or birthdays throughout the year, or weekly Sunday dinners.

If you have opportunities to spend time with your Families of Origin, take a moment to reflect on the message here…

Gently, consider letting go of the notion that now with all your hard-earned consciousness and your new-found awareness of your brilliant, magnificent, Essence energy, it will be easy to to rise above all the Stories that have been entrenched in your Family System for generations.  Hmm…maybe not so easy.

Together, let’s intend to be light and easy about the probability that as you head back to the place you grew up, back into the land where the Ego Stories originated, you may very well find yourself drawn into the old role you played in the Family. 

You might find yourself morphing right into that same little Child Self who felt dismissed, rejected, ignored, beat up on, humiliated, anxious, scared, or even, conversely, idealized and then pressured and overwhelmed.


In actuality, assembling with the Families we grew up with, now as Adults, can be the most challenging place for any of us to practice remembering Who We Are and expressing our Essence energy as often as possible.

So today, yes, let us all hold an intention to practice, practice, practice

Let us also be realistic and accept the power of the energy of the Family System.  Remember, this is where it all began.  All those limiting beliefs floating around in our subconscious, were fed by how we experienced and perceived the dynamics of the Family we were immersed in…

Let us also not forget, as within you, Essence exists within every single family member at your table today.  Even the one who seems the most obnoxious has a heart with Essence attempting to flow through it – they may also be the one who feels  most afraid and vulnerable beneath all of their bluster, whether they are aware if it or not. 

Remember, like you, back then, they were doing the best they could with what they were aware of at the time; and like you, still are.

Send them Love. You know you have it in your heart to give.

You don’t have to “like” them; even more reason to send them Love.  With Love comes lighter energy that feels better and can influence everyone around you.

Today, let go of your expectations by allowing all to simply be who and where they are, including you.

Today, can you be grateful for each family member, especially the ones who may have hurt you the most?  Your experiences with them and the Stories you created in reaction to those experiences, are the foundation from which you are now creating your current reality

Only this time around, as an Adult, you are conscious and you are empowered to create a New Story.

So today, choose to compassionately open your heart and be present to the entire experience; as perfectly imperfect as it may be.

Take a conscious breath, be kind to yourself, and know that you are Loved.

Blessings to you and your Loved Ones on this day and every day…

Breathe consciously, and with Gratitude, remember:

I am brilliant;

I am magnificent;

I am a being of Love and Light.

I am here to bring my Essence Self to every experience of my Life.

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  1. Susan Charron says:

    Thank you Carol for continuing to share your Light, Essence, Love and Wisdom. I am blessed and send many blessings to you for a gratitude filled Thanksgiving.
    Susan Charron

    • Carol Cirabisi says:

      Dearest Susan – it is so good to hear from you and thank you for your kind words and blessings. I am so happy for you that your life is full and you feel blessed. ~Carol

  2. Love love love this one! Thank you! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Carol Cirabisi says:

      Dearest Cauane ~ You are so welcome…Thank you for letting me know it resonated for you. I hope your day with your family was blessed with love, gratitude and acceptance! ~ Carol

  3. Brigette DaBiere says:

    Thank you for this! It is an important message to revisit during the holiday season!

    I apologize for losing touch since we met. I am working in Naples now and would love to keep in touch.

    Wishing you happy thoughts and warm wishes this holiday season!

    • Carol Cirabisi says:

      Hi Brigette – thank you for commenting. It is good to hear from you. Would you like to receive our daily Conscious Intention reminders in your inbox every morning? They are a great tool to keep you focused and to set the tone for your day. If you like, I will add you to the list? Wishing you well…Carol