Self Care Is Not Optional: The Evolution of Humanity Will Be A Marathon, Not A Sprint
Since I've gotten cozy with my Tribe (fondly referred to as "rainbow huggers & unicorn chargers" by a fellow coach) I've adjusted to hearing the phrase, "Transformation of Consciousness".
And I've gotten acquainted with discussions about this as An Imminent Thing.
You might be nodding your head right now or wondering what in the great petunia I'm talking about.
I believe, along with a lot of my Lightworker peeps, that humanity is undergoing a dramatic spiritual evolution right now. You might have heard the phrase, The Awakening, in the same vein.
I know a wild number of healers that have gotten massive uplift in the past year. Barreling through epic challenges. Ticking off boxes of major goals. Doing it with ease and grace.
And now, similarly, the post-election panic is turning into resolve, or anger, and translating into a fiery uptick in action. All of this is aligned with our highest good.
But as a veteran of panicked urgency, and a seasoned expat from the land of Everyone-Else-First-Then-Me, I'd like to issue a friendly reminder to you.
This is not the time to scrimp on self-care.
This is not the time to convince your spirit to "just take a break for a while" on following your truth.
And I share that with you as someone that is experienced with these coping mechanisms. I am happy to report they are absolute shite.
I will keep this brief. You are bright, after all, and you are smelling what I am cooking.
When you are shriveled as a husk might be, you cannot serve. In fact you become another urgency to be tended. And good friends, this is A Time to Serve. Which means You Must:
Get enough sleep. Drink lots of water. Eat nourishing food. Connect with people who love you dearly and share stories and laugh. Wash, rinse, repeat.
When you are full (100%! can you imagine?!?) then and only then please consider where your brilliance lies in the world.
If you are a gifted writer, pen a compelling article for social media or a moving letter to your political representative. If you are a poised speaker, record a video with your personal experience, citing a call to action.
If you are abundant with money more than time, set up a recurring donation to organizations whose mission it is to serve humanity and compel us forward. If you are a magical connector, volunteer at an organization that supports the marginalized, victimized, under-resourced, or under-served and give them the brilliance of your heart.
You're going to feel called by the frenzy of what is happening to ditch yourself. I know it, because I am an old hat at this game.
But the unsexy truth is that the evolution of humanity is a marathon, not a sprint. And, sitting over here with the Pointing-At-Myself-sign, some of us have not been training at a 26.1 distance.
Which means we need to go from Couch-to-5K. Then 5K to 10K. The convert from Km to Miles and get our asses into 10 miles... then fifteen... and ok, ok, this metaphor is tired.
You know where I'm guiding you. It's the long haul that's going to get us there darling. And you'll be able to respond with your highest self and deepest heart when you've nourished the wellspring inside of you. So do that first. Ok?
With Love and Light and a Conspiracy of Blessings,