I was going to say that it’s been a difficult past week in Mental Health, but truly, EVERY week has its challenges, for so many of us. We don’t hear about the non-famous folks who are also struggling. And that’s where my focus has turned.
It’s not even really about “reaching out” as all the media is reminding us. It’s more about the
There are people who think this is our only life, and that there is no Source. Who believe that we’re just bouncing around out here randomly, and then we die. Well, that’s not how I understand it.
Our goal is to do the very best we can, and the prize is that we can then go Home. If our journey causes more pain than we can tolerate, sometimes, we bail early.
This option leaves behind more hurt than can be measured. And yet. There are moments, times, people, who can only see that avenue, and no other.
We can never know what our tolerance is until we have reached the breaking point. It is one of the most individual aspects of who we are.
Staying in contact with our loved ones, our co-workers, our community is the very best way to keep that pain from overwhelming us. Just knowing that there is someone, anyone, we can depend on to share a tiny bit of that pain with can be enough.
Another suggestion is to find what eases the discomfort, even for a glancing second. And then, to share it. To say, “hey, this works for me” so that others may, too, find a moment of relief.
As always, it takes me no time at all to arrive in front of the most perfect stack of cards with the most validating message.
“Angel of Self-Worth
You are currently undervaluing yourself;
It is time to regain your self-worth.
You are so much more than what you are portraying to the world and those around you.
The Angel of Self-Worth is here today to reflect unto you all the beauty, love, and light that you are, and to help you regain your sense of self-worth. Feel her healing light penetrating your aura this very moment and affirm to yourself:
I am a being of light and love.
I love and value the many wonderful qualities that I possess.
From this moment forward, I will honour and value myself, and all I am and all I do,
in the knowledge that I am part of Creation.
I am worthy of love.
I am worthy.
Repeat this affirmation several times each day, either out loud or in the silence of your heart. Reflect upon each word and truly believe and own each one. Express each word with all your heart and soul.
As you begin to value yourself, you will find that others start to value you.”
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
is to say, without question, at times like these, when everywhere we turn there are reminders of suffering, please, practice Self-Care. Take your three minutes, wrestle them out of every single fucking day. You’re worth it, I’m worth it.
Spend your valuable and sacred time sitting quietly. Relax. Don’t move. Listen. Recharge. Breathe. Perhaps even think about sending soothing and healing light to those who have more pain than they can carry right now.