Preparing for Family and Friends for Christmas

Christmas is coming … how does this make you feel? For each of us, it must be very different. In the past my husband has always avoided Christmas … it wasn’t a time of joy and happiness for him growing up. For me, with brothers and sisters, it was a time for playing continuous board games. Now, however, I struggle with the commercialism of Christmas and I refuse to get entangled with gift competition.

But what about this year. After being away for a few years out of the country, my hopes of big reunions were met with distaste because of my vax status. Now our family get-togethers are becoming political and this is not what I signed up for. It leaves me with a feeling of despondency and also abandonment.

My husband however is excited this year about Christmas, so what is different for him. We have just moved into a new house and he is excited about having the space and time to cook and experiment. After living on a boat for 6 years, it is fun to watch someone getting excited about what he can cook in his oil-fired Rayburn.

But I know, not everyone has a husband who loves cooking or has a house where you can be warm and dry and free from political trauma …. So how do you feel about Christmas this year? Will you be able to enjoy time with loved ones or will you be faced with difficult situations that make you feel:

  • Overwhelmed
  • Fearful
  • Indifferent
  • Responsible
  • Anxious
  • Easily offended
  • Rejected, cast aside, unimportant?

Thank goodness for homeopathy!

Let’s have a look at some remedies which might help us get through the next few weeks

Remedies for Anxiety

Arsenicum, Argent nitricum, Gelsemium

Remedies for Fear

Aconite, phosphorus, natrum muriaticum

Remedies for Overwhelm

Sepia, Calc carb, bambusa, natrum muriaticum, ignatia, nux vomica

Feelings of Indifference

Aurum, sepia, phosphorus

Remedies for being easily offended

Aconite, arsenicum, calc carb, nat mur, nux vomica, pulsatilla, staphysagria

Remedies for feeling over-responsible

Aurum met, calc carb, carcinosin, nat mur,

Desire to please others

Ambra grisea, baryta carbonica, carcinosin, ignatia, pulsatilla, nat mur, staphysagria

Desire to argue political causes

Calc carb, causticum, chocolate, ignatia, nux vomica

Need to procrastinate

Baryta carb, carcinosin, gelsemium, lycopodium, siica, sulphur

Prejudiced attitudes

Calc carb, causticum, kali carbonica

Ailments from rejection

Aurum met, bryonia, chamomilla, colocynth, nat mur, nux vomica, phosphorus and pulsatilla

As we can see, many of these remedies are seen in a lot of these emotions, for more information about remedies and prescribing please visit our membership area and the app Homeopathy at Home available from the App Store and Google play.

Wishing you a peaceful and Happy Christmas

Mary and the team

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