We speak a lot about self care today. It is important to create a self care routine because it balances you as a human. It helps you to recognize your struggles and make changes needed. Self care is connected to our shadow work which, is always working on your SHIT, as there is no one person that walks this earth that is perfect. It is extremely important to understand you are still a part of the society you are growing up in and needing to adapt to that is as important to our whole being.
At times, I believe we confuse self care and self love with that we get to do whatever we want and its all about ourselves, NO, that is not true. We are among nature and mother earth, that alone tells you we are a community and rely on each other. I had a conversation with a young adult who stated to me, “North America is a toxic environment as people have no real connections. This is a melting pot with no culture or identity which tries to mold us all into one race. Anyone who thinks differently is outcasted or has addiction issues. “ They also stated that within the world of addiction it is not someone just craving substances but the community thats created as once you are sober you are majority of the time doing your own thing.
This is why I bring up the conversation of self care and the connection of community. We are here to make a better version of ourselves for those around us and for ourselves but not SOLELY just you… as that creates a narcissistic person. I see the excuse used, I can’t help others right now or be involved for community as I am working on myself or I have a family. I see through that and if we are honest with what we see around us, there is an increase of narcissism which is why many during these two years were left on their own. These two years, community was not created that is for sure but many of those protests that people bash definitely tried to do that! I ask you rethink about, “What is self care?”
Beginning the sessions of self care: “Home is where the heart is.” A place filled with people and possessions you love. But too often people hold onto stuff they do not need, use or cherish. So how are you going to change your home into your haven?
Looking through fresh eyes what would you need to change in your home to have it reflect your personality, interest and lifestyle. Do this without judgment and allow this to help you place some perspectives.
What would you change to make it the home you desire? Make a list…
Many people tend to hoard, and hold onto things that is unnecessary and clutter puts your mood in a discomfort. We are going into Beltane which always recommends a good spring cleaning. This also helps declutter your mind and creates a stable spirit. Write a mission statement, including the benefits of an uncluttered life, can be a great motivational tool.
Write done reasons to live a clutter free life: make a list and start here. This can be at times an overwhelming feeling. Focus on one category at a time and allow yourself to let go, its the beginning of decluttering our minds! Lets begin here!
I also recommend creating a spiritual cleanse within your home and self. This creates a positive ritual and connects you with our mother earth who will always protect your journey and make you grounded. We need to go back to our land and love the magick it brings us everyday. Sing or speak to your birds as they listen. Going into spring:
🕯Ostara, or the Spring Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, is the first of the quarter days, which marks the second of the spring holidays (the mid-point between Imbolc and Beltane).
🕯Ostara is traditionally celebrated on the day of the Vernal Equinox, determined by when the Sun is directly over the earth’s equator (this date may range from March 19th through March 22nd each year depending on the Sun’s position).
🕯Modern Ostara celebrations stem from the contemporary Wheel of the Year, where Ostara is associated with.
🕯Spring Equinox and is celebrated as a time of new beginnings and the re-emergence of life after the depth of winter.
🕯This is a time to start new beginnings, bring in light & love into your hearth. To cleanse the old and bring the new, sense of renewal. Its a time to rebirth and balance your spirit in celebration of all that is green! Crystals to carry: rose quartz, amethyst, snd jaspers.
Create a nature altar through gathering all your greens and manifesting a wreath or walking among nature or spring cleaning & home blessing or embrace fresh honey! 🏹🖤🕯💜🕯💜