When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life. ~ Suze Orman
As I reflect on all that is happening in the world right now, I feel a deep gratitude for all of you who are making an effort, any effort, to be more authentic, more your true self. I would guess that those of you who are reading this feel the stress and pressure of living on Earth at this time. If you are not careful, you can get sucked right into the drama and chaos that is swirling around you, personally and out in the world.
Nothing is as it once was. The world is changing at a rapid pace. I hear people say they don’t know what they are doing or where they are going. It is a confusing time to be alive and yet, it can be an exciting time to be alive!!!
When you don’t know what to do, the one thing you can do is turn inward. Ask yourself what you can do for YOU in that moment. Many of you were taught to do for others, to put others first before yourself.
You may have the belief that it is “selfish” to take care of you first. When flying on a plane with others, you are told to put your oxygen mask on before helping others. If you pass out from lack of oxygen, you won’t be able to help anyone!
It is now known that when you give and give to others, you deplete your “reserves” and then there is nothing left for you. Imagine giving to yourself first, filling you up first, and then letting all the extra flow out from you to others! It is a more uplifting and less draining way of living.
Please let me make it clear . . . I am not talking about you doing nothing for other people. I’m talking about finding a balance between doing for others and doing for you. This may be where you have to set boundaries and say “no” more often in order to take time for you.
When you ignore you and your needs, wishes and desires, you are not helping anyone! Often without realizing it, you can become resentful, bitter and angry because you didn’t take time for you. Even if you think no one knows how you are feeling, your anger and resentfulness will be sent out in your energy frequency to everyone around you. They will feel it even if you do not verbalize how you are feeling!
If you are thinking that there is no way you can take time for yourself in your busy day, I would encourage you to find ways to do even little things for you. Take a break, walk outside, clear your mind and get some fresh air for 5 minutes. Close the door of your office and sit for 5 minutes in silence and breathe deeply to reset yourself. Do something physical even if it is just walking up and down stairs for 5 minutes.
Love yourself enough that you do something to show yourself that love. It can be anything big or small, just do something. Give yourself that gift. In this world that seems to demand so much from each of you, you must make it a priority to take care of YOU!
At this time of year when people are especially in a thankful and grateful state of mind, I am grateful for each one of you and what you are doing for yourself. When you do what is right for you, it is right for everyone around you . . . including me. Thank you. I am grateful for the gift of you!
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