Some people workout seven days a week, eat clean, drink lots of water and consider this to be the essential self care plan. While this is all very significant, you cannot neglect the deeper parts of you. Your soul needs nurturing too. A nose job, liposuction, bigger breasts, will never make up for the pain inside. Many people feel if they focus on the exterior, they will look and feel great…but when that is all you focus on, there will be an emptiness, a struggle within that one day can no longer be ignored. Either strange physiological or psychological symptoms will arise, or a serious diagnosis. Here is some guidance to truly taking care of your whole self. Your life depends on it!
It is essential to keep peace within your soul and love within your heart. You do not have time for worry, anxiety, anger, resentment or guilt. Life is far too short to harbor any negative emotions. When you feel any negative feelings or thoughts arise, you must express them fully, then release them completely from your body/mind. This is taking care of yourself because when you let go, you free yourself from the shackles of worry and needless suffering…while also helping to prevent a diagnosis within the future. People do not realize how negative emotions, conflict and obsessing over wounds of the past literally cause toxicity in your cells, blood, organs, etc…leading you down the path of illness and dysfunction.
That being said, the way you communicate with yourself is crucial to your well-being and your level of success in your life. If you keep telling yourself how “stupid” “fat” or “idiotic” you are, your cells vibrate at this low energy frequency, making you toxic, and you even start to believe this crap you are bullying yourself with! So, make a point of looking at yourself through eyes of love and compassion…when you look in the mirror, get past the human form, and recognize the beautiful, divine soul that stands before you. Love, honor and respect yourself, and once you do this, the world will love, honor and respect you too! Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.
It is also so important to set healthy boundaries within your life. If there is someone in your life who is critical, demeaning or vindictive in any way, as tough as it may be, let them go! You don’t have to be harsh…do it gently…with compassion. Afterall, they are only treating you poorly because they do not value themselves…damaged people “damage” people. Sad, but true. You can try to help them heal, but if they are in denial, or if they are simply content being the way they are, you must release the burden of trying to save everyone at the expense of your own health. Some people will try to suck the life right out of you…it is up to you to say “No” and move on. Wish them love…bless them…let go.
Most of us live a number of decades not knowing what it is to love and take care of ourselves…many of us die never knowing! One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to accept our vulnerability and drop the resiliency card! Do not cover up your emotions that need to be expressed, by buying another handbag or pair of shoes…this method never works! It is time to fully acknowledge the present, comfortable or uncomfortable. Replace your fears with trust and embrace the truth. The world will take on a whole new appearance…a completely meaningful, abundant, kinder and compassionate radiance that will inspire and encourage you to move through all that you must. You will realize that our challenges and misfortunes are actually gifts that make you stronger. When you learn to let go of things you cannot control, you liberate yourself from the shackles of worry and distress…you will then have more clarity, peace and vitality. Stop being hard on yourself for not having all the answers, or for something that happened in the past…move forward, with your head high, your heart wide open…vulnerability is strength, and your spirit FREE! This is truly taking care of yourself.
Release the stories of the past and the worries about the future…be in the now…this is all you have…this very moment. And be so aware as to what you are doing, thinking and feeling…let go of what doesn’t serve you and embrace all that does. Practice saying no to all that doesn’t serve you for your highest good…without guilt or shame. Be true to yourself and in doing so, you are being true to others. Acknowledge every accomplishment, however small and you will feel your spirit rise to great heights! Know how amazingly you adapt, heal and grow in any situation. Stop denying your greatness! You consist of love, compassion and healing…allow the miracles to appear when you begin to take care of you!
Choose to wake up wholly every single morning, connecting to your spirit and nurturing as well as nourishing yourself from the inside out. Create a sanctuary for yourself each day to journal, meditate…replenish yourself every day and you will experience more joy, gratitude, creativity and inner wisdom.
How do you take care of yourself from the inside out? How do you acknowledge feelings, thoughts and all that must be expressed?
If you need help with taking care of you…a great start is the Inner Miracles audio series: http://innermiracles.com/product_Audio_CDs_8.html
Your Journey To Miraculous Inner Peace is a fantastic way to nurture and empower yourself. Also, if you have trouble sleeping, Your Miracle To Peaceful Sleep has become incredibly popular and people are now off of medication for sleep, pain, anxiety and depression. Choose to shift you life to the next level! honor yourself and live authentically. Namaste.