Making Time for an Internal
Spring is almost here, which means beginning our spring-cleaning rituals. A lot of us though, thanks to spending most of our time at home these days, have been spring-cleaning all year long.
But what about the inside? When was the last time you cleaned out your well-being closet? We all focus so much on the outside, that we forget that if things aren’t working well on the inside, then the outside, no matter how hard we try not to show it, is going to reflect that. If we don’t feel our best, how can we look our best?
Some might suggest faking it till you make it, which can work for some temporarily, but it just doesn’t seem to work long term with us emotional beings. We just end up spending our time in fight or flight, falling into bed exhausted, and not faking anything except perhaps our true happiness.
Why not give something new a try, an internal spring cleaning? A refresh of your thought patterns, and a brand-new look at your hopes, your dreams, and what makes you happy. A sort of bucket list for your wellbeing.
In the introduction to book two of our Self-Care book series The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care 25 Tools for Happiness, Author Anna Pereira shares,
When we release expectations and find more to be grateful for, Happiness fills our heart and soul with a light so bright, we literally shine from the inside out.
Let’s imagine that for a minute, that you are literally glowing from all your happiness and shining from the inside out. How does that look to you? How does it feel? Don’t you think it is time to focus on some of that hard work, determination, perseverance, and the best you have to offer yourself?
We tend to give to others at the expense of our energy, happiness, and self-care, which isn’t allowing us to serve our true purpose. We must have balance; self-care is the key!
Remember to go easy on yourself and don’t compare your self-care needs to anyone else’s. Sometimes self-care is as simple as drinking a cup of hot tea or having lunch with a friend. Some days it’s a nap, binge-watching a TV series, or taking an extra spinning class at the gym. Find what works for you and your soul and work from a place of gratitude. Trust that you are doing your best and that is always enough.
A great example of a powerful tool you can use comes from one of the authors of our Self-Care Guide to Happiness, Divine J9. She shares with us the amazing power of a sacred fire ceremony. In the first part, she lists the items you will need to gather for your very own fire ceremony.
Fire Ceremony Preparation
Here is a step-by-step process to create your own sacred fire ceremony, allowing you to release old energy that no longer serves you. This process brings healing to the body-mind-soul and allows space for expansion into your highest, happiest self. Aho!
What you’ll need to perform this process will depend on what you have available. For example, if you live in an urban setting, then you’ll likely use a candle and a metal bowl. If you live in a suburban or rural environment or have access to a fireplace or outdoor fire pit, then you’ll probably use wood and build a fire. Either way, the element of fire will be just as powerful!
First, gather the following items:
• A few pieces of paper and a pen
• A candle or wood for a fire
• A lighter or matches
• A small metal bowl to hold the candle and paper
Now that you have gathered all the tools you need to get started on your Sacred Fire Ceremony, join us on Sunday, February 28th, from 11:oo am – 2:oo pm EST for A Day of Complete Self-Care, 6 Tools for Happiness, where six of our experts will be sharing their inspiring tools with us live! Including J9 who will be taking us through the sacred Fire Ceremony live in person!! This is a free event, but seats will fill up fast, so do not delay in registering ⇨ http://bit.ly/6ToolsforHappiness
It feels so freeing to let go of the things that no longer serve us allowing room for all the wonderful new happy vibes. The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care, 25 Tools for Happiness, and 25 Tools for Stress Relief are available through Amazon. Watch for book three of WU’s Self-care Series coming soon!
For each book purchased, you are eligible to enter the contest for a chance to win a ticket to SoulTreat Retreat 2021 where you can meet the authors of these amazing guides in person, and experience self-care like you never have before! Here are all the contest details ⇨ http://bit.ly/SoulTreatContest
If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that complete Self-Care cannot be achieved unless we nourish all our parts, the inside and the outside. Now get out there, take care of YOU, and live your best life!
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