Creating a Daily Practice of Self-care

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I’ve heard from countless women that after a long day or week, they find themselves exhausted and they can’t find a way to regain their lost energy. Today, I’d like to share with you how I use my Self-care routine as a way to recharge.

A Self-care routine is all about YOU — it must replenish and re-center you. It’s crucial that you choose only things that you find personally uplifting. This is not a to-do list. Think of it like recharging your energy battery, so consider what would help you the most.

These are my 3 favorites:

  1. Walk every morning (no matter what!)
  2. Bathe every night (this is my way to unwind from the day — it’s a form of meditation)
  3. Get regular body work and/or energy work (I like to do this every week)

The benefits of walking:

My favorite centering practice is to walk first thing in the morning. I never miss my walk — unless I am extremely ill. Truly. I walk no matter what! It is a discipline. Sometimes I argue with myself all the way out the door, but I still go!

The majesty of Nature reminds me that I am a part of life. I pay attention to the birds and the trees and the sunrise. I use this time as my meditation. I think of all the things I am grateful for — especially when I am unhappy or stressed. I start with gratitude and then transition into my ‘energy prayer.’ I CHOOSE what I want for my life. I repeat it in my mind and ask for support from the Universe. This helps me enter a positive state of mind and sets the tone for my day.

The benefits of bathing:

Every night I take a bath. It’s a ritual that helps me wind down and de-stress from the day. I light candles and use bath salts to create an environment that is as calm and serene as possible. The water element is soothing and balancing while salt clears away stagnant energy. This offers support in letting go of old patterns and negativity that I do not want to take to bed with me!

The benefits of regular body work/energy work:

These help me maintain a higher state of being, both physically and spiritually. Energy work expands my awareness to see how my belief systems and my energy field are impacting my life. When I take ownership for everything that I am experiencing, it changes my perspective and empowers me to make necessary changes. Body work is an essential part of maintaining physical health and well-being. I only see people who are spiritually aware for my bodywork.

And lastly, I always take at least one piece of energy jewelry to bed with me. I put it under my pillow and tune into its healing energy as I fall asleep.

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Tibetan Pink Jasper

Tibetan Pink Jasper Pendant

Photo credit: Lauralyn Andrews Photography

This very unusual stone is connected to the energy of Pi, the new hostess of Earth. It supports self-respect, as well as research and development of your inner potential. This stone activates responsibility for your thoughts and feelings, taking away aggression and chaos.

Stone Consciousness – Eugenia Oganova (used with permission)

 

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Shattuckite

Photo credit: Lauralyn Andrews Photography

Shattuckite, a psychic communication stone, connects you with your guides, energy teachers, and ancestors. It releases self-imposed limitations, assists in the development of your intuition and psychic abilities (channeling, inner knowing, visions), and opens previously closed “doors.” It resonates with the Divine Truth and enhances that resonance in the wearer. Shattuckite has the same structure as Malachite, but chemically with copper and silica. Humans are evolving  in this direction (silica-based vs carbon-based), as it is a less limited way to transfer information (in the form of emotions and thoughts) through space.

Stone Consciousness – Eugenia Oganova (used with permission)

 

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