I make it a little differently every day but I make sure each time I make it, I make it with love and patience.
I wake up an hour before I have to leave and take time to nurture myself. I light candles, I take a bath, I nourish my body with something healthy and delicious, I read an excerpt from something I love, or a chapter in a novel I am enjoying, I spend a few minutes in a yoga pose or on my foam roller, I tidy what needs tending to so that when I return home I feel a sense of calm and peace wash over me.
I feel self-care is of the utmost importance in our life. What we put in our body, how we schedule our time, our rituals, our self-talk, and how we tend to our space. It is all important.
I welcome you to pause and take a moment to reflect on your rituals. Are you rushing through or are you able to notice what you are doing and why?
Can you slow down enough to really be in your life; be present with people, not rush, and care deeply for your mind, body and soul.
Since trauma has struck my life with the sudden loss of my mother, I make it my religion to be as gentle with myself as I can. In order to keep my nervous system at peace, I always schedule my time so that I never rush, I am never late, or anxious about time. I take my time in traffic. I arrive places early and sit and read something , or just meditate. I always have food and water with me in case I am need it. I always have a good book nearby, my Mala beads to hold, or a crystal to touch. All of these bring me peace and make me feel safe, watched out for, and nurtured. It is what my mother would do for me so I now carry the torch for myself.
This is how my rituals developed. You don’t need loss, or tragedy, to have touched your life in order to implement these. It is simply a choice; a way of living.
How do you wish to live your life?
I’m right here if you have any questions or would like to schedule a session to learn how to create sacred, loving rituals in your life.
Much love to you.