When I got braces on my teeth last year, it was emotional. The entire process brought up so many feelings of self-worth.
(Also? I never saw it coming. Totally not the direction I thought we were headed.)
Today’s message is addressing a similar concept, a societal construct which many of us fall prey to. It’s not simply just about Self-Care. Additionally, it’s about value.
I’m Worth It
Because the truth is, we ARE! Generally though, we’re the very ones who don’t know it.
Too often, we step aside. Or behind. Or so completely out of the way that we, the true us/our spiritual selves, become lost. Or crushed. Or merely a faded fragment of the whole.
To put our sacred selves forward and say, stating solidly, that we deserve the most basic of all things, respect and care, is to confirm: I’m worth it.
And, we are. Absolutely. And without question. Right now, in this moment. Not later, not thinner, not prettier, not more accomplished, not richer. Now. Right this exact fucking second.
This is a Universal Truth. There is no arguing it. We. Are. Worth. It. All of it.
As is the way, we have our validation front and center. Look at what (and who) has appeared on our card altar.
(Don’t forget, if some words don’t work for you, please apply a substitute, just be sure to not toss out the importance of this message over verbiage. Some examples include: the white light of peace, Nature, Life, Source, Mother and Father Gods, the infinite power of the Universe, and [everyone’s favorite], the Force.)
“Rest ~ 24 ~ Holy Spirit
Meditation, Prayer, Withdrawal, Retreat
Our culturally perverse notion that ‘doing, doing, doing’ is the correct use of time, and that ‘doing nothing’ is a complete waste of time, has indeed made us a sick society. Your overwhelming desire to back off from this whirlwind of activity and take a break – even throw in the towel altogether – isn’t crazy or unrealistic.
It’s a direct summons from the Holy Spirit to withdraw your attention from the outer world and reconnect with your soul.
Your life is not to be frittered away in meaningless and unexamined activity. You came in with a purpose, and specific soul intentions that are being neglected.
They’re now knocking at the door of your attention, reminding you that you have commitments to keep. If you don’t heed this call and begin to self-examine, you may enter a dark night of the soul, a time where nothing feels meaningful.
Listen to the Holy Spirit and open your heart to its direction. Take lots of time to be alone, and get in touch with your soul. Write in a journal, seek counseling, and pray.
Allow yourself to be in direct contact with the guiding wisdom of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis. Withdrawing from the world – whether through contemplation, meditation, or even a sabbatical – is the most powerful way to use your time right now.
You are being guided to your quiet moments. The message is to make time for yourself.”
Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette