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Self-care is NOT a luxury.  It is a necessity in these transformative times.

~Lee Harris, leeharrisenergy.com

I think this message from Lee about self-care is potent for these chaotic times we live in.  Often when we are stressed and need to do self-care, it is particularly hard to make the time and commitment to do it.  Yet it is so helpful when we practice this.  And it needs to be ongoing, not just for stressful times.  

Self-care is different for everyone.  I remember someone telling me that cleaning her house was part of her stress management.  That would not be at the top of my list!  But perfect for her.  For me, I would name daily walks, yoga, meditation, talking to loved ones, monthly counseling sessions and several others.  Sometimes putting a hand on my heart and taking a slow, quiet breath is helpful and easy to do.  The important thing is to do whatever self-care works for each of us.

We live in a culture, at least here in the United States, where there is so much focus on achievement, hard work, putting others’ needs ahead of our own and guilt when we don’t please people.  There is nothing inherently wrong about many of those things unless we are out of balance and not attending to and nurturing ourselves.

I encourage all of us to gently and lovingly care for ourselves when we are tired or feeling depleted or stressed.  And prevention is good so let’s practice self-care on a regular basis.  We’re worth it!

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia

February 27, 2021

My precious and beloved children,

You are loved so dearly and deeply by those of us in the Spirit World!  We rejoice when you take loving care of yourselves.  Think of those you love.  Would you want them to be exhausted, stressed and focused on pleasing others?  Or would you want them to be relaxed, peaceful and happy?

Of course, you want your loved ones to be contented!  And that is what we want for you!  When you do things in this peaceful state, you can balance doing and being in a healthy way.  Caring for yourself is not selfish or self-indulgent.  It is part of living in alignment with your highest good which allows you to also serve the whole of life.

Think of how nature models this.  The birds sing.  The flowers bloom.  The wind blows. The sun shines.  The trees welcome the presence of squirrels and insects.  It is a dance of gladness, not a grim rush to accomplish tasks.

Yes, this is a time of great change and transformation.  That causes some people to be anxious, tense and distressed.  Dear ones, set your intention to walk as calmly as possible through the chaos.  Find the quiet place inside you where guidance comes from.  Then you can walk peacefully through whatever life brings.  You are not alone.  Many beings in the Unseen Realm are walking with you to strengthen and support you.

Ask for help each step of the way and you will receive it.   Perhaps it will not emerge as you expected but help is always near.  Rest against the heart of the Mother and you will relax and feel our tender care.

You are loved, dear ones.  I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend.

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