self care arises organically when self love is realized.
self love is what happens when you remember
that you are perfect, just as you are.
Let me say that again, and notice what reaction you feel to my words.
Do you tighten in resistence, thinking,
“well, of course i am not perfect JUST as i am...
i mean, if i were smarter/thinner/stronger/more SOMETHING...then i’d be...
not perfect, but less UNperfect...”
Can you imagine softening into my words, maybe only slightly...
“Hmmm...what does it mean, perfect just as i am?”
Perhaps you feel something gentle stir deep inside of you...
some chord of Truth that you knew intimately as a child...
Yes, I AM perfect, just as i am...because i am me, after all,
and i could never be anyone else....
because I LOVE MYSELF soooooo much,
my perfect, imperfect self, fully human,
and so beautifully, effortlessly worthy of love.
JUST for being you....
Because YOU ARE PERFECT JUST AS YOU ARE.
You are the beloved child of the universe,
and you must act as mother and father to yourself, now that you are grown...
YOU must take care of yourself...
because, after all, in the deepest level of your soul...
you KNOW that you are SO WORTHY of tender, loving care...
YOU YOURSELF, as much as any other being on this planet,
deserve kind, loving attention FROM YOURSELF.
and you know what? YOU CAN GIVE IT TO YOURSELF.
of course you can, my darling. affirm it with me now...
“I am perfect JUST as I am. I want to take care of myself,
kindly, with love.”
hold the intention in your heart and mind. ask the universe and your angels
to help you if you are open to doing so.
the intention plants a seed in you, a seed that needs to be watered and cared for,
as you remember to care for yourself.
take concrete steps to bring your intention into form. write the self-care affirmation down, place it on your sacred altar, or tape it to your mirror...
let yourself be reminded of this good wish for yourself, again and again...
until it becomes a habit to wish kindness to yourself. until it feels natural to
treat yourself with the love and respect you probably already give easily to others in your life.
what does self-care mean to you? how would you wish for your dearest friend to care for themselves? picture it...imagine how lovingly each action could be performed...grooming, eating, exercising, taking time to meditate or create art or sing...acts of nourishing the body, acts of nourishing the mind, acts of nourishing the spirit.
Kind acts, directed towards the self. Because you deserve such kindness in your life...
and such kindness has far reaching consequences. it is not you yourself alone who will benefit. no. kindness, like sunlight, radiates outwards.
it touches all those who you come into contact with, and shines out to all of creation. simple kindness is enough to change the world.
self-care seems like a small thing to you now, but i tell you that small things will change the world. small acts of love will heal this world, starting with YOU.
so please, love and honor yourself with self-care, and make it a sacred practice that you set the intention to do, and put energy into practicing.
forgive yourself for the times when you forget to practice it.
it might seem silly sometimes. practice it anyways.
you have full permission from the universe to be kind and loving towards yourself, in all that you do. never believe that it is selfish. know that it is right.
care for yourself as you would care for something so precious, so worthy of love...
and realize that YOU ARE THAT LOVE.
wishing you all the happiness in the world,
so much love,
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Hi, I'm Jessie A...
I'm an energy healer with a passion for compassion, a sparkly love affair with crystals, and a deep commitment to evolving awareness.