I love this time of year, and to me, it feels like spring instead of fall. After months of being sequestered due to the weather (heat), we can begin venturing outside again. Those of us in the desert have a different kind of cabin fever. That is why the time of year feels like spring to me, and this year is no different. It is filled with hope, possibility, and amazing newness and renewal. For the rest of September and into October, we are being asked to question what is working and what is not, not out of judgment but to right the ship.
It is easy to get out of balance with self-care and setting boundaries. And challenging to get back into the swing of things. A friend told me recently that it is hard to maintain that balance when you’re passionate about something like work, volunteering, and helping other people. I completely agree with that and recognize that when we are out of balance, the joy and passion of those things and their brilliance begin to lose their luster. That’s why self-care helps us slow down and reconnect with the joy of just being a human on the planet. We miss all the important stuff when we are so busy doing things. We miss how the sun hangs in the sky just a little differently in fall and how, on early morning walks, the normal hustle and bustle of the neighborhood is replaced by stillness and the beauty of nature. In the quiet, we can hear the birds sing and notice how the leaves on the trees are already changing color. These times make us grateful for being here, add meaning to our daily lives, and help us reconnect with ourselves and our Creator.
So why is self-care so important? Glad you asked. Engaging in self-care is like saving money. You put it away for rainy days, specific goals, and peace of mind. Imagine self-care as a cup. When you are doing some items of self-care, most days, you put things in your cup and add to it. This helps you be in the world, show up how you would prefer, and not operate from an empty cup. Daily events or challenges have less impact because you have some things in your cup to help lift you. It’s almost like I hear you saying I don’t have the time for self-care.
Self-care is not a luxury. It is a must, especially for people who say that. So how do you do it? You do it in small bursts instead of big chunks. It may be 5 or 10 minutes for a micro self-care moment, and then do that a few times a day. It will still be added to your cup.
Yvonne and I (There Is an Angel for That Podcast) will be hosting a complimentary town hall podcast on September 30, and anyone who would like to join us is welcome. You will be heard but not seen and using first names only. We will be talking about all things angels, intuition, personal growth, and doing some readings. Please join us on Saturday, September 30, at 11:30 a.m. PST/2:30 p.m. EST.
Come about 15 minutes early to have everyone settled when we start recording.
Carolan Dickinson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: There is an angel for that townhall live podcast
Time: Sep 30, 2023 11:30 AM Arizona
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Speaking of self-care, here is a fabulous opportunity for "Sailing with Spirit" with our friend and internal Medium Jim Kinnear
Did you get the sailing bug? Join us for Sailing With Spirit, a 10-day Caribbean adventure. For more details: https://ssb934343780.files.wordpress.com/.../swspromo3.pdf
Have a great month, everyone. I’m sending balanced, good vibes,