On Friday I made an instagram post for the women in my community who I knew were feeling the energies of what is happening at Standing Rock.
As sensitive beings, we can so easily pick up on the emotions in the air around what is happening to our Mother Earth as well as the anger and emotions from the tribes protecting their water.
I wrote this message as a reminder that we are all doing our part to heal the collective...as I believe how we treat ourselves is a valid place to start in healing our world. (Scroll to the bottom of this message to read the full post).
And today I have a new podcast for you, on the power of self-love.
To me, self-love is about knowing how to show up for ourselves when challenges and difficulties arise. When we create that foundation of self-love, that's when we can live beyond our fears and fully share our gifts with the world, knowing that no matter what happens, we will be okay.
In many ways, it's much easier to do acts of self-care like yoga practice, meditation, and healthy eating when everything is going smoothly...
But if you can call upon these acts in times of challenge? That is where the real work comes in.
What I share in the podcast, is a talk I wrote under the guidance of KC Baker this summer as part of her speechwriting course. (If you are planning to join me for my Celebration event, Yin Yoga, Tea & Book Reading, you may like to wait to hear it in person there.)
I share the story of one of my greatest challenges, where the world felt like it was falling apart, and instead of becoming a victim to my circumstances, I chose love, awareness and forgiveness. I also write about this experience in detail in my book, Synchronicity.
That single choice made in a moment of complete distress, went on to dramatically alter the course of my life.
Learning how to hold myself with unconditional love allowed me to find a deep forgiveness and truly love others without conditions.
Choosing to love and forgive is not always easy, I know. But I believe it is a true path to miracles. I hope my story will inspire you in your own path of self-love and forgiveness.
There are only 4 days left to pre-order your early copy of Synchronicity and donate to the Kickstarter campaign. We are so close to reaching the goal! Check out all the latest stats and make a contribution right here.
P.S. In the podcast I reference one of my past podcasts, "Fall in Love with Yourself" that includes all my favorite self-care tips. You can find that right here.
Sister, I want you to know you are doing your part.
By healing your own psyche, you are altering the collective consciousness.
By loving yourself, you are healing the collective consciousness.
I believe how we as a whole, are treating the world is a direct reflection of how we as a whole, are treating ourselves.
Tearing up the Earth, using up our resources solely for financial gains, polluting the airs, polluting the waters...How many people do you see in the world today treating their own bodies this way?
As we heal ourselves, we naturally heal the collective.
Sister, every time you shift a thought of self-hate to self-love, you are doing your part.
Every time you show up to your yoga mat, you are doing your part.
Every time you nourish your body, every time you meditate, every time you pray, even every time you do something that brings you joy, you are doing your part.
I believe when we AS A WHOLE, collectively love, nurture and cherish ourselves, it will be directly reflected in how we love, nurture and cherish our Mother Earth.
Let's rise together.
In our prayers.
In our devotion.
And in our ability to take small steps toward healing ourselves, healing all beings and healing the great mother who holds us all.
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