Self-responsibility: An Empath’s Super-power

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Over the past couple of years, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand the concept of responsibility and what it really means. I examined it through the perspective of the tarot, and came up with this: The root of responsibility is the ability to respond to any given situation as it arises. When we are in a state of abundance, acceptance and openness, we feel that innate capacity as the truth. Whatever presents itself to us can be met creatively, with joy. On the other hand, if we approach situations with an air of heaviness or duty, they become less dynamic and more likely to feel burdensome. In the belief that we can control the outcome of our actions and choices, we move Continue reading Self-responsibility: An Empath’s Super-power

The Art of Self-appreciation

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How can you find self-appreciation in a world full of reflections that want you to believe you’re not good enough? It’s important to find it, because it can reduce stress, increase well-being and engender heightened feelings of success. What is healthy self-appreciation? There’s a certain humility and relaxation that comes of confidently, quietly acknowledging your innate talents and gifts, and using them in ways that light your heart. It’s not an ego-driven, vociferous exhortation of all your best assets, followed up by proof in the form of photos, documents and extraordinary testimonials. Start by dropping comparisons. This is a biggie. It’s easy to appreciate yourself when you’re the only one around. It becomes more difficult when someone else enters the picture and suddenly one of Continue reading The Art of Self-appreciation

Boundaried Self-love

I’ve recently joined something called the Wisdom Bloggers Sisterhood, which is a group of women bloggers joining forces to cover a specific topic each month. November is all about creative self love, using Cheryl Bridges’ book ‘28 Days of Creative Self-Love’ as a tool to inspire us. The deadline for the November posts is today, and as often happens, I’m writing against the clock. I have all kinds of reasons (excuses) I could use for this, but as I sat and examined it, I realised I’m scared shitless of this topic. I’ve written about self-love before, numerous times, and the reasons it’s so important. I’ve explored it from a bunch of angles and delved into it as a rational exercise, understanding it and feeling it. Continue reading Boundaried Self-love

I Think I Love Me (so what am I so afraid of ?)

As you know, I have a thing about songs and films inspiring posts from time to time. Today is another example of that – this song (somewhat annoyingly) has been running through my head for two days. I knew on this morning’s walk that it was time to write about it. (David Cassidy ‘I think I love You’ from YouTube). Since January, I’ve been on what I call a ‘self-love-apalooza,’ which has involved delving into some extreme self-love and self-care rituals. As always, when faced with deep reflections of my own worth and what that means in the face of Love, it hasn’t been easy. The past few days have been extra hard, and hence the song. ‘I think I love you, so what am Continue reading I Think I Love Me (so what am I so afraid of ?)

Building Self-love as a Home Base

Self love is one of those amazing things that even when you know how vitally important it is, it’s still easy to overlook. The ripples run deep, through every aspect of your life, and the act of self-love has so many layers. It’s not just about your body, it’s about your mind and spirit; it’s about your home, your bank accounts, your possessions; it’s about the work you do and how you do it; who you invite into your life; the list goes on. It’s only when you begin to consciously focus your energy on self-love as an act, or a series of them, that it reveals its complexity. I was recently part of a series exploring the energy of home, and I came to Continue reading Building Self-love as a Home Base