the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi
You may have also noticed how the intention starts off so good, particularly if fueled by weeks of too much sugar, shopping and stress! Yet this resolve, commitment and dedication to exquisite self care can often fade quickly into the background of other peoples needs and the never ending ‘to do’ list.
Then the guilt, shame and cruel vindictive voice in our head begins her tirade. The one who destroys our self worth, shames us into punishing behaviors and makes us believe we will never be enough. This merciless critic then becomes the motivating factor for us to either fall into a state of lethargy and do nothing or to pick a cruel and unusual punishment such as to never eat cake again!
Imagine if there were another path!
A kinder more loving approach where you will feel supported and held in loving arms. A place where a deep love for yourself is the norm and leads the way with gentle reminders and commitments which are reasonable and always celebrated.
Well, thank goodness there is…
You may well have noticed how the energies at this time of year seem to be more frenetic rather than following nature’s rhythm of slowing down? The ‘to do’ list which is already filled beyond capacity, seems to now overflow with a whole new set of agendas. Then we add insult to injury by thinking we should not feel resentment, annoyance or irritation. Unfortunately this leaves our rather frazzled psyche no space to actually acknowledge how we are truly feeling.
Hopefully there are moments of gratitude and wonder, (I do seem to love Christmas lights!) yet, if you are like me, these tender heart felt opportunities are more than likely mixed with a sense of overwhelm and exhaustion.
Knowing I have some down time in the future lends me the ability to show up and wrangle the ‘to do’ list with more ease and grace. I sometimes use the analogy of going on tour when life demands a high level of excellence and attention for a period of time. Yet once the tour is over there is hopefully space to rest, restore and come back to a place of balance.
My wish is for you to receive some precious down time during the holidays.For you to explore how it would feel to say no to some of life’s demands and honor and commit to your own essence as a priority.
To take precious moments in time to enrich and deepen your relationships with yourself,your body, your finances, your loved onesand your ability to say no to others and yes to yourself!
For you to:
always give from your overflow.” ~ Rumi