Yesterday, I was feeling rather blue and tired. I had had a good night’s sleep and have been eating more healthful food than I have in a long time so I was stumped. Was I picking up on someone else’s energy? Was this something going on in the collective energy? My solution yesterday was to be gentle with myself and forget all the items on my “to do” list and be lazy. I woke up today feeling better but still knowing that I needed to dig deeper.
Today, I decided to sit outside in the shade and ground myself to the earth and open my energy to the world around me. As I sat there I heard, When is the last time you gave yourself a hug and said, “I love you”?
I got that spirit chill that says this is an important message. As I thought about it, I couldn’t remember when the last time was that I had given myself a hug and said, “I love you” or anything else positive for that matter. So I did it. And it brought tears to my eyes.
Feeling a little like Stuart Smalley, character played by Al Franken on Saturday Night Live years ago, saying, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me,” I laughed but I noticed that something had shifted. I felt better.
We all need reminders to be kinder to ourselves and talk to ourselves in a way we’d want others to talk to us. When is the last time you gave yourself a hug, and said something nice to yourself?