A prayer for people who take care of everyone else but not themselves.

A Prayer for People Who Take Care of Everyone Else, But Not Themselves.

Read this prayer out loud. Mean it. Adjust the language so that it feels like it’s really coming from your heart.

 
Hey, Life / God / Mama Moon / Mother Nature / Heart / Soul / Higher Self.

It’s so easy to throw out buzz words like ‘self care’ and ‘self love’ but living them? Turning those ideas into reality? Well, let’s be honest: I haven’t been so great at that.

I made promises to do this and that thing for myself, to help my body rest and heal, to take care of all the parts of me, but they were just pretty words. Hollow sounds with no heft.

I have not been faithful to my Self. I have devoted myself to other people’s needs far above my own.

And that ends now. Today, in this moment, I declare those days of being unreliable and inconsistent FOR MYSELF, to be over.

Today marks the beginning of self-love like I’ve never known. Today, I will start actively choosing and investing in whatever is necessary for me to live a fully awakened life – even if those choices will sometimes require I do hard things and speak inconvenient truths.

But actually…

Lemme stop right there and remind myself that right up against the hardness lies a whole lot of ease. Big, swooping grace and flow.

Because keeping my promises to myself doesn’t have to be grit and grind all the time. Joy is most definitely in the cards, too.

Today, I’m calling out for these 3 truths:

  1. I am here to serve my soul, first and foremost.
  2. I am worthy of alone time, good food and whatever the hell else I deem to be self-care.
  3. I am ready for more ease, more support, more love, more chocolate.

I am ready. I am ready. I am ready.

And so it is.

Ashe.

And Amen.