Spiritual Self Care
We all take care of others and anyone with psychic skills knows how draining it can be, in fact I often think that spirit pick people who are sensitive both psychically and physically to communicate with. We all need to take care of ourselves both spiritually and physically too. Psychically is all about caring for our bodies with good food, exercise and rest, we all know that but we often neglect our spiritual self care.
Spiritual self care does not just happen even if work daily with spirit; we have to make a conscious effort to care for ourselves. And if we don't a burnout will take place, often a devastating one - when you start to see the following its time to look at what is happening spiritually as well as physically - they both go together I am afraid. -
Exhaustion, tiredness, a sense of being physically run down
Looking at drink, drugs or food to soothe you
Self-criticism for putting up with the demands
Cynicism, negativity, and irritability
Exploding with anger at the smallest things
Frequent headaches and IBS symptoms
Feelings of helplessness and despair
Increased degree of risk taking.
Spiritual self care encompasses your whole world and takes some effort, when you don't think you have to time for it - you really so need it in your life.
Start with meditation, mindfulness and contemplation; try to connect with your inner self again. Try being in the now for longer in life; spend time in a quiet place to think about the meaning of your life, or to focus your mind on a positive idea or image. Use your affirmations to bring positivity to this time and schedule it into your day.
Spend time outside, let yourself be one with nature, it is a constant reminder that we are a part of something larger than ourselves and walking in natures helps our overactive mind regain balance too. Take a seat and relax in nature and just enjoy the outside world (weather permitting)
Be inspired, whether its art, books, theatre, sculptures, whatever it is, just feel inspired by life, allow yourself time every day to feel the 'buzz' and regain your optimism. Look for joy every day too and allow yourself to feel it, life will bring sadness and fear but there is always a little joy in the even the smallest things to inspire you.
Love yourself again, show yourself some compassion and let go of some the expectations you have put on yourself. Celebrate your strength and accept that you are not superman/woman, practice friendship with yourself!
Whatever your spiritual beliefs practice and honour them, if you can, join in with others who believe the same, join a church, temple, synagogue or community that will offer you support and love. Be with those who can help you to deepen your day-to-day experience of spirituality.
Love, light and peace