Last week I co-hosted a Positive Fabulous Women chat (#pfwchat) on the topic of prioritizing self-care. The replies to my question “Where does self-care rank in your priorities?” reinforced my impression that self-care continues to challenge us. Many long to make themselves a top priority but it remains a wish, not a reality. Others seem to understand the value of filling their own well before giving.
Self-care increases your efficiency, effectiveness, and compassion. Self-care somehow gets misconstrued as selfish or self-centered when people overemphasize the “self” and underemphasize the “care.” Self-neglect doesn’t bring health, harmony, or happiness. Self-care does because it honors and feeds you, enhancing both your receptivity and generosity.
When you practice self-care you reinforce the behavior. Each self-nurturing action you take, even if it feels like a fake it until you make it move, gets internally processed as a supportive choice which in turn invites more of them. Self-worth depends in part on how you act toward yourself.
During Akashic Records readings people are often told not to give “at their own expense,” meaning self-depleting in order to give. Choosing to take care of yourself first puts you in a position of strength because you take care of your needs rather than letting them build until you become ill or exhausted. Self-sacrifice emanates from weakness, from not recognizing your own worthiness.
I drafted the following questions for the chat although I did not have time to ask all of them. Please feel free to share your answers to any or all of them.
Q1 What does self-care look & feel like to you?
Q2 Where does self-care rank in your priorities?
Q3 Is self-care selfish? Who decides?
Q4 Does practicing it mean you’re weak or strong?
Q5 Can there be too much self-care?
Q6 What stressors amp your need for it?
Q7 How does your self-care help others?
Q8 Any self-care tools & tips to share?
My quick answer: I love acupressure self-helps. Harmonize emotions with your own fingers!
Q9 Have you ever partnered with a self-care buddy?
Q10 In the next week, what (if any) self-care shift would you like to make?
This year I found my word of the year in my Akashic Records. It amuses me I sometimes forget I have this vast soul resource I can access whenever I want. This reminds me to stay present.
Like most people, I only take an extended rest when forced.
Many of my readers and clients learned to prioritize others over themselves. Even when offered assistance they may decline it, feeling they must sacrifice for the “greater good.” Yet sacrifice and greater good oppose each other.
We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.
In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.
Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."
No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!
Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.
The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.
No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.
Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!