My word for the year was "Exploration"! So on the first of January, I decided to begin by exploring self care for the following days of the month. I became a minister almost 4 years ago and upon getting initiated into that, I found my ministry was to be in self ministry. I am a woman and I believe woman are that natural nourishers of the world. We know how to care for others innately always ministering to others. In studying femininity with Himalayan Masters, they taught me the most important thing I could do as a woman was to take time for myself. To learn of who I am without all the others and really put forth time to that or I would never became my authentic fulfilled woman.
As mentor and teacher of femininity, I have learned alot about this self care, self ministry. I am passionate about teaching other woman what I have learned. It is powerful stuff that we all hear of, know we should do but don't. Being a great student has paid off with this one. 8 days into self care exploration and here are my findings so far.
I must say I am proud at how good I am at listening to my body deva. I realize, I listen to myself pretty well. This has taken years go get to this point and really honor myself. I learned of Sacred Femininity 8 years ago and published my book The Lotus Project, The Art of Being a Woman. I have been practicing this understanding of myself, my femininity for quite some time. It is rewarding to see how far I have come. It is a life long practice and it works to support us beyond what we think!
My sensing the energetic value of different activities has been amazing! Getting different results than I would of thought! I am an energy teacher at the base of it all. Truly, knowing the subtle nuiances has been fun. How the dirty floor in need of vaccum didn't bother me for a bit and then when it did, the energy was there to do it happily and if I didn't, it would be a drain on me. My light refrig didn't bother me then suddenly it did and I had to go fill it up.
Observing how and when things are something to be done for me to get energized is self care. We have so many tasks always calling us. I don't have to jump on it just because it looks like I need to do it or my mind says too. Noticing the moment when the energy to do it is there and the inspiration, the good feeling, the feeling of caring for me will come from it. That has been fascinating. For normally my mind would run things, I let my energy run it. When I knew it was valuable to me, it was easy to do and felt lifting when I did. Real self care.
Flowing moves are the key to parasympathetic rejuvenation. I have brought back in some Tai Chi that I wasn't doing through the holiday and colder months. I forgot how healing the flowing movements are for they feel peaceful and remind my body of that more alert, calm pace. Tai Chi puts you in the parasympathetic nervous system easily. I can move through the world in that. It supports my body deva in remembering this is my healthiest pace. I am clearer than the hairy carry the world inspires.
Music and Dancing are key energizers. Dancing as I get ready for my day is great self care. I don't always stop and dance out but the sound of music lifts me to move in pleasant ways as I do my routines. Playing music in the morning as I prepare for the day really supports me. I feel grounded in my body, I feel more beautiful and playful as I get ready and my confidence level and spirit has a more energized start. I feel myself magnetizing things in a magic way from this!
Resting, relaxing, stopping when I am tired and honoring this message brings great rewards! Trying to complete things unless they MUST be done is not wise. I take more time and my brain and being is not up to par. It takes longer. If I stop, rest and do these things at a time when I am more alert, it is easier. I am resting alot so far but we just went through two months of holiday interacting and extra tasks. Winter is a time when the sun is absent to energize us and known as a more inward time. I am using this to reflect and be still. Sleep even!
I love my daily, hourly lotions and potions! I am an elixir Goddess and they help me so. They are a quick ways to recenter, keep my emotional state in check, sing my heart and easy lighteners! I highly recommend learning of magical elixirs for yourself. As woman, sensual and intrigued by texture, scent, smell, color, we find such pleasure in our potions. It is our nature and it brings in a vibe of play and fun as well as control over what is going on!
Many small things are so valuable energetically. We all think getting our nails done, treatments, pampering in ways of the world are the self care ways. Yes they are, I love those beautifying things and do them. I promote these arts. I am finding in this beginning leg there are many common things I can do daily in life that effect me powerfully, The typical ideas we think of as self care are not all there is. There are many hidden quick ways to pleasure daily. The things I listed have been far more relaxing so far in this journey. They also give me vital energy to live.
I like this sensing how all these practices in self care effect me as an experiment with science eyes, So powerful and I normally wouldn't notice. I am exploring these ideas so that I know the rich vibration they bring me can be known. Very magical to observe and use to navigate this new year!
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