Many of us can feel - with great fervor - how badly the world needs us. We often hear that "we are the ones we have been waiting for" (Hopi Wisdom) and that Christ has "no hands but our own" (St. Teresa of Avila). When we see suffering, we feel something stir inside of us. It is our innate urgency to, well, do something, and so we add yet another thing to our over-flowing plates.
But what if our hands are so tired that we can barely lift our custom Starbucks drink - yea, the one that we cease to even really taste anymore - to our mouths? We can barely keep our eyes open to read our kids a bedtime story or have a conversation with our spouse before drifting off to sleep mid-sentence? Are these zombie-like "soul warriors" the ones who are going toreally make a difference here on Earth? Jesus is the perfect model of the reservoir that St. Bernard talks of -- always taking time to fill himself up with God's love, before even thinking about healing others.
The more I think about it, self care is truly (and paradoxically) the most selfless thing that you can do because the better you feel, the more likely you are to be patient with that naughty kid in your classroom (or your house ;)), gentle with that needy patient, or to attentively listen to that friend, client, parent, ________ who needs you.
God wants to feed you first before you feed anyone else and that's exactly why I am offering Super Soul Saturday on June 4th. I've gathered my Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, Singing Bowl Musician, Herbalist, and Holistic Food gal together to give you a full-on spa-day experience in one place. This will be a sacred Saturday when the experts in all of the various healing modalities will meld their skills together to create one super-charged self care experience foryou. And best of all, by healing yourself, you will heal others as all donations will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We are capping the event at 50 members, so please reserve spots for you and your friends if you are interested. No matter whether you can make it or not, I hope that you can find 5, 10, or -- dare I say-- 30 minutes to fill your Spirit and let God love you up every. single. day. Heal yourself; heal the world!
Yoga Therapist, Teacher, Speaker, Writer, Mother