Self-preservation is not selfishness. I realized the other day that there are certain routines and rituals that I do daily and when these things aren’t done, I’m just not right. I’m simply off kilter when I don’t fulfill what has become obligation(s) to my Spirit and for my Spirit. For example, I must pray and meditate every morning BEFORE I begin my day, or in my mind (and we know that perspective is your reality), my day is not right. I honestly feel like I’ve missed out on a revelation, or a good word from God when I don’t do this.
Here’s the key to today’s “note”… Everyone close to you (i.e. family, close friends, etc.) need to know how much you respect yourself and what makes you tick or what makes your soul complete… then they will as well. Some may say, “I think it’s awfully selfish that you need an hour away from me, (or the babies whatever) for yourself.” I’m here to tell you, IT IS NOT. Whatever it is that you do, whether it’s a long bath, a long walk, or mani-pedi(s), whatever it is, that is your thing and it grounds your focus. It has been proven that the human body/mind needs no less then 15 minutes a day of “shut down”, of calm, or dare I say, PEACE to properly function. It is not selfish to demand what helps you help everyone else – the trick is you have to know what that is, first – then you can express it properly to others.
Life is a journey yes, but it does not have to be a torturous hike through constant rough terrain. Let’s connect to that Living Vine, daily.
Have an AWESOME Wednesday! MUAH, Megan