Hi guys! So I decided to revive an idea I had for some posts, which was the Inner Goddess Self-Care. I think I’ll actually turn this into an E-book at sometime which was my original idea. However, I thought I’d share some parts of this with you as I work on it because I believe it is essential for everyone (gods and goddesses!). Below is a very basic working of part of a chapter in the book. I hope you enjoy it!
There is often a disconnect between the way we treat ourselves and the way we want to treat ourselves. We always have the intention of being kinder or softer to ourselves but in the moments when we are facing difficulty our self-talk becomes so quickly negative and demeaning. Why is this? Honestly, I feel it is because we are treating being gentle to ourselves as something so unnatural it is difficult to automatically revert to a state of self-love when we feel pressure from others or situations outside of ourselves. Have you ever been in a situation where you could feel your self-loathing come up so quick it was impeccable? Did you respond with more disdain or did you greet your pain with open arms and soothing words?
We all have our past, our present, and our future, however, today I am asking you to not live anywhere but the now. I do not want you to beat yourself up about the way you have spoken to yourself in the past, I don’t want you to feel sorry for it because right now you have the opportunity to change. Making the decision to love yourself may happen instantly but the process is long and takes great strength to achieve, especially if you have been conditioned to dislike yourself. We will always have self-doubts, but if you choose to nurture yourself and your thoughts instead of condemning them you will find your way back to your authentic self and will experience self-love.
When you nurture instead of place judgement on your thoughts, beliefs, and reactions you will find you can forgive yourself in an instant. If you believe you have said something you regret, you do not need to question yourself for days why you responded in that manner but instead approach it as “it’s been said, I can move on from this, I did the best I could in this situation”. Take time to make peace with the fact that you are human and you are trying the best you can. Think of this as you think of others too, and the expectations we hold for them. We are all human, and we are all on different paths but our common ground should be love and understanding.
I ask, for today, that if you are experiencing negative self-talk or are struggling to be kind to yourself that you slow down, take a deep breath, and know that everything is going to work out in your favor and that the Universe is working towards getting you to a point where you can believe it.
^^ I hope you all enjoyed this little piece!
Love and Light,