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Festivus for the Rest of Us! Unashamedly a Re-Blog from Last Year!
I’ve always loved Seinfeld (the comedy show), and its whacky way of looking at the world. This is one on the hundreds of moments that have stayed with me, and Wikipedia sums it up perfectly:
” Festivus, a well-celebrated parody, has become a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 which serves as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas holiday season.
Originally a family tradition of scriptwriter Dan O’Keefe working on the American sitcom Seinfeld, the holiday entered popular culture after it was made the focus of a 1997 episode of the program.The holiday’s celebration, as it was shown on Seinfeld, includes a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum “Festivus pole,” practices such as the “Airing of Grievances” and “Feats of Strength,” and the labeling of easily explainable events as “Festivus miracles.”
The episode refers to it as “a Festivus for the rest of us”, referencing its non-commercial aspect. It has also been described as a “parody holiday festival” and as a form of playful consumer resistance.”
So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or any other tradition that I don’t know about; or you prefer not to celebrate any of these, there is always Festivus to bring us all together. It’s nearly the end of the year so basically let’s all come together and celebrate that.
So here’s a few essential oil recipes to scent your home and which I feel reflect the true meaning of Festivus.
Scent Your Space – In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil
1. The Festivus Pole
Inspiration: clean lines, modernism, clarity
Petitgrain 10 drops
Black Pepper 8 drops
Clary Sage 2 drops
Cedarwood Virginian 5 drops
2. The Airing of Grievances
Inspiration: truth, honesty, flow of energy, detox, communication
Frankincense 10 drops
Sage 4 drops
Cardamom 4 drops
Orange 7 drops
3. Feats of Strength
Inspiration; strength, fun and games, masculinity, flexibility
Sandalwood Australian 8 drops
Geranium 5 drops
Lemongrass 5 drops
Palmarosa 7 drops
I hope you have enjoyed this year on earth and you better get ready for 2015 because we are called to make a difference, to evolve. In the words of the great Bob Marley:
“One world, one love, let’s get together and feel alright”