Hey there my Beautiful Friends!! Welcome back to another installment of my Love Of Self Care, I do certainly hope you love my posts as much as I love writing them. I never was a gal to put a lot of thought, time or effort into the Act Of Self Care. That was up until the time that I learned that if I did not slow down and take some time for myself, I was going to break down. Today, my life looks a lot different than it did six years ago. I am a whole lot clearer, I have a clear direction and I know that I am worth of putting the time in for.
Just before I sat down to write this blog post, I was feeling a bit like I needed a little stop time, a moment or ten of then to pull myself together and allow my thoughts to come to me in a clear, orderly fashion. This is one of the things that I have learned over the years…………..if my thoughts are a mess, pull the reigns in and sit in the stillness.
My friend was offering a 5 Day Healing Journey and I had signed up because it intrigued me……..because sometimes that is how I roll, sign up for this or that and sometimes I do not even put in the effort to do the work. As my mother would say, put in the work, see the results……do not put in the work and you will never see the results. Although, this time, probably because I respect my friend and love how much time, care and attention she puts into creating these amazing programs, I grabbed my meditation pillow and decided to sit and listen. Wow, am I ever glad I decided to take some time to sit and be still.
Her 5 Day Healing Journey was based on breathing…….as she is an amazing yoga instructor, I can definitely see how this ties in so well with what she teaches and what she stands for. Join here her…..https://www.robinjoy.ca
One of the practices was to breathe into our wombs, which I know is super important, especially the breathing exercise, but what stood out to me was the fact that even if we did not have the physical beings of the womb, the ovaries, etc., we where still encouraged to partake in the breathing exercises. The reason this stood out to me was the fact that this body has never actually carried a human being in this life time and here I was breathing into a womb that quiet possibly would be a black hole….I may have a flair for the dramatic at times but that is who I am.
Before I sat down to start my breathing exercise, I reached for my Essential Oils as they are my life line, especially when it comes to Self Care and my Emotions. They are my own personal saving grace at times. I reached for my Surrender Oil in the hopes of being able to release any controlling or blurred behaviors. I then found my Release Oil as I was hoping to release any anger or resentment that I may have been holding onto, because I am a woman and it happens, I then applied my Forgiveness Oil to help raise my spiritual awareness. I also felt that Gratitude Oil would make a nice accompanying oil as it helps me to feel grateful and thankful for everything around me, and last but not least, Freedom Oil, which helps me feel free from the burdens of our everyday lives. Does that not just sound like heaven to you? If you are wanting to get your hands on these oils, you can do that right here…….https://bit.ly/2Vd9TA5
But, what I found when I sat down and partook in these breathing exercises was that it cleared my mind and simmered my thoughts. It gave me the opportunity to really focus my mind, energy and thoughts on the voice speaking directly to me. I was able to tune out every sound and every little thing that was happening around me and let it all go. I was allowing the world around me to shift however it wanted because at that very moment I was in tune with my breathe. I was allowing myself to surrender to the breathing and while doing that, I was allowing myself the opportunity to become whole again.
What I learned in that short little 20 minute breathing exercise was that I do have time for this, I need to make time for this and I feel a lot better when I do these types of things for me and only me. The only person this impacts is me and my well being, except, when I take time to care for myself in a profound way, I am more equipped to help those around me in a quieter, more passionate, caring way, as I am not wound up so tight.
My advice for any of you reading this is to take a moment and to sit and breathe. If you can find a guided practice online, I say go for it, and really, even if you do not, sitting in the quiet and taking time for yourself is truly all I can ask from you.
Just know that you are important and the only impossible journey is the one your never begin.