Self-NurturingPosted October 4, 2018
I frequently remind clients of the adage that airline stewards use “Adults, in case of an emergency, put on your oxygen mask first. Then assist the children or elderly sitting next to you.”
During the amazing four days of training with Alma, we were constantly reminded “Me first. Me last. For everyone else.”
This is one lesson that I am relearning now. Alma pointed out that I freely give my energy to others and yet this habit from childhood can leave me drained. With family members and friends, my old pattern is to physically, emotionally, and energetically support them as much as possible. As a girl, I remember being taught to serve others without regard for my needs.
As I switch to a new view, I am really understanding that self-care is neither selfish nor egotistical. When we nurture ourselves from a place of self-love, it is the most important thing we can do for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world.
As autumn rolls around, I am ensuring that I take care of myself and my needs first. I am taking long warm baths, colouring (thanks Avril), spending time in our garden, and tea with friends. As I nurture myself, I feel strengthened to facilitate healing in others. This Thanksgiving, how are you making sure that your needs are met?
P.S. I was amazed to find that Lori Wilson’s channeled monthly message from her spirit guide Grandmother for October was “taking more responsibility towards yourself”. Love the synchronicity!