During this time of world crisis (the pandemic of 2020), it is absolutely vital that you LOVE on your SELF(S) and do things that are not only good self-care, but engage in practices that raise your energetic vibration. Why? Because that boosts your immune system!
I’m using the acronym SELFS to share these tips. I know it’s not a word! However, we have many aspects of our SELF in need of care at this time. So…without further ado here are my 5 Tips to Love on Yourself(s) Now:
1. Sage Yourself and Your Space
Sage has long been used by Native Americans and other indigenous people to clear negativity and for healing. But did you know that burning sage can actually reduce airborne bacteria? Sage has both antibacterial and antimicrobial (stops or inhibits growth of microorganisms) properties. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacol found “medicinal smoke caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner” lasted up to 24 hours!
Watch this video for more tips on when and how to perform a Space Clearing or if you need help, let me know.
2. Enjoy This Moment and Yourself
What can you appreciate about this very NOW moment that you are in? What are you grateful for? Ask, what is great about this? As you appreciate and enjoy this very moment, you shift your focus.
Doing the things that bring you JOY and the things you really love to do is another great way to shift your focus onto the positive and raise your vibration. These can be simple things like petting a puppy or sipping a cup of tea. Or do something with your hands, like crafts, cooking, crocheting or painting rocks. You might even re-read a favorite book or call a friend who always makes you laugh or watch a funny movie. Anything you do that makes you smile is showing love for your self.
3. Look Forward to Something
Anticipation is a great way to show yourself some love, too. When you have your next vacation planned, you daydream about how it will feel to be there. When you do this, your mind and body relax and “act as if” you are already there. Having something to look forward to helps you navigate the here and now, especially if you’re in the midst of a challenge. If you need help planning something, I’ve got you covered –> Join me for the Maui Celestial Retreat in October 2020 to be pampered and loved for a whole week!
4. Feel Your Emotions
Don’t ignore what you’re feeling, especially if you are triggered by what others are doing or saying or if you’re feeling upset, anxious or worried. Feelings are natural and they are spiritual messengers for us. However, in order to receive their messages, we need to pay attention to them! So, do this right now….
- STOP and notice an emotion you are feeling.
- Take 3 deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
- Next, scan your body. Using worried as an example, notice where is the worry in your body? Where do you feel it most prominently? Is it in your stomach… your heart… your head…?
- Then observe the worry as if it were a physical object. What does it look like?
- Breathe into it… and notice… what is the size and shape of the object? Does it have a texture? Is it moving or sitting still? What color is it? Is it heavy or light? Is it hot or cold? Is it growing or staying the same size?
Just taking these few minutes to observe your emotion as an object will help you feel it. If the object moves around in your body, you can follow it. However, be careful to just observe it. And LOVE it! Love that worry and let it know that everything is okay. Let it know that it can stay or it can go and either way, you will love it.
I have a deeper process that I do with my clients that can help uncover where the emotion is stemming from, but this will give you a good start in feeling your emotions.
5. Sea Salt Baths or Ocean Dips
Salt has clearing and cleansing properties too and is great for clearing your energetic fields. If you live on Maui or an ocean accessible place, you can simply float in the ocean, nature’s salt bath. If not, soak in a tub of hot water mixed with 2-3 cups of sea salt and 3 tablespoons of baking soda.
Slide into the water so you neck is immersed and soak for 15 minutes. You can do this anytime you are feeling weary (emotionally or physically) or if you feel like you are “coming down” with something like a cold. I have found when I do this, that often the cold never comes or it resolves much more quickly. If you have body aches, you can add Epsom salt to the bath. I also love adding essential oils or flower essences and lighting a candle to create a spa experience as I bathe.
Share with me in the comments below your favorite ways to Love on Yourself!
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