What if we each embraced our Flawsomeness instead of talking negatively to ourselves? If we each talked positively to ourselves, gave ourselves self-love, and maybe a hug….or at least a nice warm soak in the tub frequently; do you realize how much we could raise our own vibration? How about the collective vibration of the people in our towns? States? Countries? Mother Earth?
This is something that I have been working on for a few years. I can feel it changing me. I can see the strides I have come in the past few years. I used to be so angry and would flip out at the drop of a hat, or my purse, upside-down, off the table. I’d yell and scream. Up until I was about 26 or 27, I was surrounded by some extremely negative and toxic people to my life, or more importantly, to my soul. I was not aware I was in (a) Passive Aggressive situation(s). I did not know that I had become entirely sarcastic (still am, a bit), and Passive Aggressive in how I would respond to certain people.
I believe that I did not have enough love for myself to stand up for myself. I was constantly telling myself bullshit and believing it. I was standing up sometimes…I would find my voice…at times. But I did it in an entirely inappropriate manner. I was entirely angry with being alive. I wanted to help animals and others, in a nursing fashion, but I didn’t want to apply any of that compassion to myself. I have learned to love myself, and in learning to do so, I have gotten rid of most of the toxic people and have invited loving, positive people into my life. It is true, you do start to think, act, and become like the people you choose to surround yourself with.
Right around that age of 26 or 27 is when I finally ended up in weekly therapy sessions.(This was shortly before the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.) It has been a long road, but I have made great strides towards self-care, self-love, appreciation, and gratitude. (See my previous post from December 15, 2017 on “How my thinking has changed over my life.”) All my therapists have impacted my life, in some way, but the four I mentioned in the previous post are the ones that have greatly affected my negative thinking turning into more positive thinking.
I have had many teachers and owe them a big thank you and a hug. (And believe me, I was not a hugger! I didn’t want to be touched….YOU were in my personal space! But, I’ve grown accustomed to it, much like a ferral kitten or a puppy without social skills grows to appreciate the kind soul that takes them in.)
How do you think YOU can do one form of self-care for yourself this evening, or today? How about turning off your technology 2 hours or more before bedtime, to get some extra sleep? Listening to a meditation on Insight Timer (Google Play) or on YouTube? Taking a nice long hot bath with epsom salt, baking soda, and/or dead sea salt and essential oils mixed into 1 or all 3 of the previously mentioned before pouring into your bath? How about doing some mild stretching, or a low-level, beginners yoga program on YouTube, Gaia TV, or something you have collecting dust on a shelf? Brush your cat or dog, if you have one or more. Take your dog for a walk around the block if the weather is acceptable. Go to your local state or town park and just take in the scenery by the lake or creek. Give yourself 3 deep inhalations and exhalations (you may get light-headed, if you are not used to taking deep breaths). Give yourself a foot massage with your favorite lotion. You don’t need to be a reflexolgist, just do what feels good. What other ideas can you come up with for self care? Share what you would like to do to spend time taking care of the most important person in your life…YOU!
Take Care, Be As Well As Possible, and Until Next Time…
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