I don't know where this post will go. I just want to highlight my being and her being too. When I think of the grace of women I think of the laughter of my mother and her relaxing in her bed watching television. When I think of women I think of the power my grandmothers have to gather all those who come from them, friends, loves, and extended family. I always admired that power. I think of my sisters who laughter so sweet and wisdom that came from our mothers sweet lips and the life experience of sweet lemonade. All my girlfriends, cousins, and other love ones who are learning their walk and hitting their stride. Amazing to have such a sisterhood, wise counsel, and love. The mighty strength of women is breath taking. We have so many positive examples from our lives and across the globe. This has personally taught me to fortify myself in love, compassion, intelligence, honesty, and peace. I've learned that self care is the power of women. It was the teaching of how to take care of yourself from the many women with wisdom and experience. The studies of mental health and learning how the brain and the body remembers the harmful experiences so it is imperative to take care of yourself to heal within. When I first started on my own journey I remember being taken away that there was research and data that supported women needed to take a time out for themeselves and deserved to heal. I believe it was at my grandmothers dinning room table where I had my laptop up and I realized I had to be open to addressing the experiences that haunted me. This is when I knew it was time to work on me. Since I have been on an journey of Self - Care and love I found me! I know what I am into, what I like, what are deal breakers, and the power of NO! As reflection continues to hit me these were some of the pearls of wisdom that my loved ones were trying to teach me.
I hope to be that encouragement for my loved ones and the souls that come across my path. I have faith that I can be a teacher of love and guidance toward using our individual power. Self-Care is power that we must use in order to survive. Listen to your inner self and move on what God has for you. Take the time to listen. Reflect on those pearls of wisdom and experience that so many other song women have met.
Do The Work:
Find a comfortable position sitting or lying down. Notice how you are feeling right now...physically and mentally.
Take a deep breath in through your nose, and release the breath through your mouth.
Take another breath, and allow your breathing to relax you as you exhale fully.
Breathe in gently... and as you breathe out, let the air carry the tension out of your body.
Continue to breathe slowly and gently as you begin to focus on relaxing your body.
Notice where your body is tense. Focus your attention on one of these areas. As you breathe, picture that part of your body becoming slightly more relaxed than it was before. With each breath, that part of your body becomes a little more relaxed.
The self-esteem relaxation affirmations begin now.
I am at peace with myself.
I appreciate who I am.
I value myself as a person.
All people have value, and I am a valuable human being.
I deserve to relax.
I deserve to be happy.
I embrace my happy feelings, and enjoy being content.
I imagine and believe that all of these affirmations are true for me, right now in this moment, and enjoy the self-esteem relaxation I am experiencing.
When my mood is low, I accept my emotions and recognize that the low mood will pass, and I will be happy again. I look forward to the good times.
My future is bright and positive.
I look forward to the future, and I enjoy the present.
I look fondly upon many memories from my past.
I forgive myself for my mistakes. All people make mistakes. I used to feel regret about some of my mistakes because I am a good person and want to do the best that I can, and now, I am still a good person and I release the feelings of regret because I have learned and moved on. I forgive myself for errors I have made, because I have felt bad about them long enough. I have suffered enough, and now it is time to be free. By freeing myself from past mistakes, I can move on and do good things. I forgive myself.