You have every right to enjoy yourself while you are here.
You are not a pawn for someone else’s gain.
You do not have to sacrifice your very being for any societal belief.
You are more than any earthly identity you choose to give yourself.
You are a Divine being with a purpose (or two, or three…).
You are worth your own precious time.
You are far more capable when you are nourished.
(Tweet this) Self-care is not self-ish.
What will you do today to treat yourself like the valuable being that you are?
Every time you say “I’m sick of…” or “I’m tired of…” all you are doing is affirming the very thing you don’t want.
And if you believe in the power of words, repeatedly telling the Universe you are tired is saying that you just can’t take on anything else – even if that means good things. You are too exhausted to handle good fortune.
Try substituting “I’m tired” with “I’m ready.”
When you come up against those barriers or energy drains, claim your readiness for the next level, the next opportunity. Not only will you be diminishing the power of the negative, you’ll be allowing the Universe to bring you all that you think you deserve…and more.
We often suppress the things we find uncomfortable to deal with out in the open. The irony is that the suppression usually leads to a deeper kind of discomfort.
We trade momentary uneasiness for a sustained experience of it.
Just like we need to purge our physical environments, we need to do the same with the internal. All the stuff that we hold in eats away at our mental well being. When we’re living from a space of internal disturbance, our perspective becomes distorted. Consequently, our decisions and actions are tainted with the imbalance.
Tweet this – The unsaid undermines the possibility of peace.
What do you need to do to cleanse internally? What needs to be said?
In the midst of great challenges, emotion can overwhelm us. Whether it’s observing or experiencing global conflict, community issues, or personal angst, our feelings are our default lenses. Quite often, they can lead us in less than optimal directions if we allow them to go unchecked.
Think of emotions as separate entities trying to live. In order to thrive, they have to find a willing host. Once they find an unsuspecting space to occupy, they run wild.
This is not to say to have our defenses up against them. Denial or suppression is unhealthy. What we do need, though, is to be conscious of the emotions that settle in and explore the root reasons for their occupation. Once we are able to process its core, then we’re able to deal effectively and eventually release them.
To live a conscious life is to be able to observe ALL that you are. This includes your emotions. But remember, they are not you. They just pass through you.
Drive is important, but it’s more important to figure out exactly what is driving you. Only when you are conscious of this can you make the best decisions possible. How can you tell if your desire is genuine or if ego is running the show?
Ego in charge (ego-driven):
When the real you is in charge (soul-driven), there is only one reason you move forward:
You are compelled to move by an innate force which goes beyond surface (and sometimes flawed) logic.
The consequences of your decisions are more likely to be rewarding and long-lasting. The next time you set out to do or experience something, make sure it’s for all the right reasons. Be certain that the real you is in the driver’s seat.