Can you feel the waves and peace and prosperity floating off me?
That’s the energy of extreme self-care you are sensing. I just returned from a solo trip to Sedona where for five days I focused only on myself. I played. I healed. I released. I loved. I returned more me.
While in Sedona I worked with some Ah-Maz-Ing healers. These wonderful people speak words to your soul and instantly free you from doubt, shame and guilt you didn’t realize you were carrying.
Or they hold their hands over you and shake rattles and blow puffs of air in weird and crazy ways. Ways that make you wonder “Is this for real?” And just as soon as you think that a weight lifts from your chest. A weight you didn’t realize you were carrying.
I cried lots of tears this week. Tears of grief and healing, love and loss. Tears that were locked up and needed a special sacred place to be released.
It was not easy to choose this trip to Sedona for myself. I felt ridiculously selfish taking a trip and leaving my husband behind to care for our kids. Even as much as I understand about the value of self-care there are choices that push the limits of my comfort zone and this trip was one of them.
Prior to leaving the small lizard voice that tries to keep me small seethed at this choice. It spat words of disgust inside my head. It worked hard to make me feel wrong for following the urge to travel to Sedona alone.
And yet even as my inner lizard’s bitterness made itself known, my soul knew different. Listening to my soul and fighting that lizard voice has created everything that is great in my life.
But it can be scary. It feels safer to stay small. To step away from the edge when your lizard voice says “You might fall!”
Here is what I’ve found to be true – you must take that step just past safety. Because that is the step where you learn to fly!
I came back a different person. I’m still processing so its hard to put into words but I know I cleared out a whole bunch of inner crap. The lightness in my being is proof enough for me. I know that freedom creates its own miracles.
But I have always found that inner lightness creates outer abundance eventually. And the more readily I follow my soul, the more quickly the out abundance arrives. On the first day back I booked $17,000 of income that literally showed up unexpectedly.
The connection between income and self-care is not one that is easily documented or proved unless we look for it. I can tell you without a doubt that this income was simply abundance I’d been holding back and whatever I released in Sedona let it in.
What self-care is your soul craving that you are resisting right now? Are you waiting until you make more money, your children grow up, someone else approves of your choice?
What would happen if you followed that inner nudging? What is possible for you? I know it’s scary but if you take that step past safety something magical will happen. I promise!