With the end of the summer drawing near and kids going back to school there is a shift currently happening that draws us back into ourselves. It's easy to lose track of ourselves and our needs in a time of quick movement and lots of action. The summer is a wonderful time to get out there, the energy is very airy and fiery, not much thinking but lots of doing. It's a great energy to experience and there is a certain degree of presence in that energy. This period is followed by autumn, a wonderful time to ground, make slower more deliberate actions, less doing more being, reflecting, observing. With this energy is the perfect opportunity for self care, one of the most overlooked and underutilized roles we have. We are taught that self care is indulgent, so if you are partaking in it you are indulging, which means that too much of it makes you selfish and selfish is bad. Well self care doesn't need to be indulgent, but it does need to happen. If we continuously plow through life without stopping and checking in with what we need we quickly become depleted. Once we become depleted it's like a snowball effect of sh*t, we become angry, sad, tired, anxious, doubtful, etc. etc. The only way to come out of these bouts of negativity and "stuckness" is through reconnection to ourselves to reconnect with our inner source for love and power. (Side note: love = power). So whether it is a continuous flow on a daily basis of doing things to care for yourself, or more deliberate actions of rest and restoration, it is necessary!
The more we care for ourselves the more capable we become of caring for others. If you constantly give without refilling your tank will eventually empty leaving you with nothing. You must constantly refill your tank so that you have plenty for yourself but also to share with those around you. So make no excuses, do what you need to do!
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.