What is Self Care, anyway?
Self Care is art and practice of nourishing our Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual body. Ahhhh! Imagine your Spirit at Peace, your body healthy, strong and full of vitality, and … your thoughts and emotions inspired! You would be fully awake and alive! You would be making your life a Masterpiece!
We all seek this, right? Then, why, when we know how good this feels, and what a good quality of life Self Care creates, wouldn’t we practice this art of nourishing ourselves on a daily basis? The number one reason I hear from clients is “not enough” … not enough time, not enough energy, not enough support, not enough money to take care of ourselves.
What do all of these reasons have in common? “Not enough” and “not enough” is a paradigm of lack. When we believe that there’s “not enough” of something to truly take care of ourselves, we perpetuate an experience of lack in our lives. Lack begets lack.
I can’t encourage you enough, that even when you believe that there isn’t enough time, for instance, for you to work out … dare to work out anyway. You will prove out to yourself that that there is, indeed more than enough. You’ll find abundance. Why is this? How is this?
When we are engaging in activities that feed your soul, time stands still. We are operating “outside” of time. We forget about all our “to do’s” and how little time we have because we are immersed in something that enlivens us, lights us up form the inside out. When we are experiencing that state of inspiration, we transcend this world with it’s linear, finite sense of time and enter into a time and space continuum, where there is “no time”. An hour can feel like five minutes. This is abundance.
Additionally, the benefits that we receive from the time invested far outweigh the actual length of time that we invested. That means that one of the benefits to nourishing our Spirits is that we’ll end up getting twice as much done in half the amount of time. This is definitely abundance!
Think about it. Two stay at home mothers spend the afternoon with their children. One mother powers through the afternoon, getting the laundry and dishes done while her daughter naps. She may even get dinner started as well. The other mother naps with her child. She slows down. She takes the time to put on some beautiful music. She might light a candle, make a cup of tea or read a chapter in an inspirational book. Before closing her eyes, she takes the time to place her hand on her heart and connect with her Spirit. She feels grateful for her life and appreciates herself for taking the time to restore her Spirit for the rest of her day. She rests and wakes up restored. She keeps the music playing as she gets up to do the chores – the laundry, dishes and dinner. She is refreshed, so she gets through her “to do” list in half the time. This is abundance.
The quality of her afternoon and more importantly, the quality of her relationship and connection with her daughter is dramatically enhanced. This is abundance.
Those individuals with the most vitality and life energy feel the most abundant, the most prosperous. Individuals who care for themselves feel good about themselves. They have a sense of worth and value. Those with a sense of worth and value feel abundant and prosperous.
The next time your mind tells you that there isn’t enough time or support to take care of yourself, challenge yourself and do it anyway. In that very act, you’ll take yourself from a paradigm of lack to a paradigm of abundance. That very act of Self Care is your Portal to Prosperity.
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