Hi guys! I sorry if I have been MIA for the past month, I have been working on a few projects and also just opened my Etsy Shop! I flew back home to Washington State for the winter solstice, so I will have to update you all on that trip as well! I am just so excited for all of the blessings coming my way and apologize for not keeping my tribe in the loop! Follow me on instagram for more frequent updates @newearthangel.
One thing I learned early on during my ascension path was the power of self compassion. As an empath going through my life lessons I often spread myself thin, focusing on pleasing others while I suffered.
I would try to be easy-going at work, and when a manager would ask if I could come in early or stay late I would oblige. I really did care about the team and wanted the best for everyone. I also attended classes at the local community colleges due to societal pressures. I did not resonate with the school system, and it took me multiple tries to start college and finish a semester.
College isn’t for everyone.
The first day I attempted to go to a college class I had a panic attack and couldn’t enter the door. I hid out in the bathroom, and started going to the library every day to make it seem like I was in class. Sometimes you just need to listen to your gut feeling, your body will give you signs on what is for you or not.
I didn’t realize it at the time but I was making it a habit to put myself and my needs last. I developed anxiety, depression, and became overweight. I found release in going out with friends, and as an earth angel, I would over indulge and wind up sick or become destructive.
Something had to change.
I had an idea one day, more so words of self compassion spoke through me from my higher self. It was a feeling of self-compassion and that idea was so foreign to me! I am used to taking care of others! I heard “It’s okay baby girl, I got you.” The concept that I can take care of myself appeared in my mind and I started acting on these ideas.
I stopped drinking vodka and getting buck wild when out on the town. I started to take myself on walks around the neighborhood and city, I just kept walking and thinking. I started going on solo-hikes in nature, receiving healing medicine from the tree’s and plants.
I started incorporating healthier foods into my diet and stopped eating red meat. I started taking that time to really feel my body. I enjoyed putting lotion on my body and really nurturing myself, massaging stagnant energy right out of my field. I started giving a shit about my self.
I took action.
These small steps have completely changed my life. The simple act of taking care of myself has opened up new doors and opportunities for growth and expansion.
I started utilizing boundaries in my relationships so that I wouldn’t become so overwhelmed. This allowed me to focus on myself, and my health.
Self-compassion is a practice that is so powerful, it can completely transform your life. I suggest taking steps now to be sure you are looking our for your number 1! We are blessed to be alive on this planet, and returning is not certain. Getting enough sleep, drinking lots of plain water, eating fresh and healthy foods, and exercising are all acts of self-compassion.
What is your favorite act of self-compassion?
Do you have any routines to incorporate it throughout your week? If not, write down three things you can do for yourself this week that will make you feel taken care of. Review your list each morning and make it a goal to do at least one per day.