When it's time to turn in, please, please let yourself.
For many of you, since the US elections, there's been a lot of OUT. Out in the streets. Out on Facebook. Out organizing and discussing and outward focusing. Thinking about policies and appointments and plans. Working your minds.
Plus your day job. Plus parenting. Plus keeping your relationships afloat and your dishes done.
That much OUT can get a little...well, ahead of yourself. And far away from your core.
Your core is where you stay close to what you know to be true, your guiding light.
Your core is where you discern your yes and your no. It's where you get all your signals about what you most need---affection and touch to refuel, quiet time to reassess, vision and inspiration to act.
Your core's guidance is absolutely necessary to your biggest decisions.
Leave the relationship? Start a business? Move cross-country? Buy the house? Try for another child? Soup or salad for lunch? (Sometimes that one feels big).
Can you carve out time each day to connect with yourself? Even 5 minutes?
For me, I must. Without my time at my altar each morning (sage, journal, prayer, and divination) and then my yoga practice, my life isn't sustainable. When I don't turn in when it's time to, I wind up pushing. Trying to give to others from a place of being empty of fuel.
It doesn't work. And it's not sustainable.
Stay close to yourself. Sit with a cup of tea, your favorite scarf or throw, and maybe your journal. Engage your senses and include essential oils, light some candles, massage your feet, put a hand on your heart.
Or do none of this but just sit still for a moment. The point is, put your attention on yourself.
I know, it sounds crazy that I even have to say this, but I've found that women especially need permission, a nudge, a reminder that you are worthy of your own attention and quality time.
It's about sustainability. I don't want to see you wilt. The world needs empowered, filled-up women. Especially now. Make turning in and nourishing yourself a priority. Light that candle and say that prayer.
I'm over here doing the same. Maybe we can even beam each other some love vibes.
Which of your sisters needs to hear this loving reminder right now? Get it in front of them. There's a share button below to make it simple.