I hope you are enjoying the changing seasons as much as I am. I've noticed that for those in my immediate vicinity, it has been a hard summer/fall season for most of us. Have you found that to be true where you are?
A friend of mine pointed out that astrologically speaking, this is a time where many of us may find ourselves finally gathering the courage to break off the love relationships that are not serving our spiritual growth and happiness. Others of us may be finding our voices and taking back our power in all areas of our lives (work, home, school, etc.).
Change is wonderful, although sometimes it can be challenging. As spiritual folk, it's important that we put aside the time to take care ourselves and nurture our spirits so we have the ability to meet change head-on. Let's be Victorious!
Here are three things that I like to do for self care, and have been doing this season:
1. MAKE A DATE. Schedule a date with yourself every week. By scheduling in a specific chunk of time and claiming it as your own (even if it's only a half hour break at lunch), you make space to hear the powerful voice of your own inner wisdom. Spend the time outdoors, or doing something you love that actively engages your senses (walking, painting, writing, inventing). Make a juicy plan, just as if you were going to visit a favorite friend. You may discover all sorts of truths and insights!
2. POST AN AFFIRMATION. Write something positive and uplifting about yourself, and put it in a prominent place where you can see it everyday. I have a note on my bathroom mirror that reads, "You are beautiful, in every single way!" It reminds me of one of my favorite songs by Christina Aguilara, and it reminds me, as I'm getting dressed in the morning, to cherish my body. Where will you put your note?
3. BUNDLE UP. Even if it's 100 degrees, as it has been out here in Forestville, CA, you send a powerful message to your mind when you "bundle up." Bundling replicates the feeling of being held in the womb, and it will give you an extra bit of nurturing in a hard season. You choose the place and time! Personally, I bundle up for 10 minutes in two or three blankets in the early hours of the morning while my son is still asleep. Sometimes in the evening, I bundle up to watch tv, with a glass of ice water. In the past, I have bundled up in 2-3 layers of jackets and gone to the grocery store! Allowing a partner or friend to simply hold you will do the same thing. Do it everyday!
Do you have tips for how you make it through the dark season? I'd love to hear them.
Many Blessings to all of you, and Happy Healing!
DAILEY LITTLE is a healing practitioner, transformational life coach, ordained Priestess, and teacher who founded Healing Heart Reiki to help others navigate life with joy. She offers private sessions, and teaches classes in healing and mindset from a magical peaceful corner of the world in Northern California. For more info see: www.SantaRosaReiki.com