Love and Care for The Self

In this hurried world of constant go and often overwhelmed feelings placed upon our beings, we often forget. We often forget that the pressures, weight and energies of outside forces and beings can stand upon us like a heavy stone placed on soft and gentle moss.

As the gentle moss, we try to convince ourselves that we always spring and bounce back moving on with living and ourselves. However, there are times when so many stones have been placed on that same patch of moss that an indentation is left behind. A visual reminder of all the heaviness that has been put upon that gentle being.

It can be habit forming, to continually allow stones of various weight and sizes to be placed upon that soft spot over and over again. In time, with the neglect of our own self-care and self-love it becomes a scarred patch, a baldness upon our beings.

As we travel through and along our journeyed paths we cannot always be prepared for what will transpire. There will be moments of happiness and joy, but there will also be moments of heaviness and sadness. Happy is happy – hard is hard – love is love – pain is pain. Instantaneously we verbally throw these moments onto others. Sometimes we’re looking for comfort, sometimes we’re looking for answers and sometimes we’re wanting to harness both. Even in the act of acquiring those moments we often go back and continue to neglect ourselves. We tend to forget that self-love and self-care should be at the highest planes of our energetical beings.

This does not mean that we should not allow ourselves to offer our own light beings to others in times of difficulty or goodness, but it should mean that we as beings are taking care of the self. Standing by a lake this afternoon while doing some reflection I started thinking about all of the things that are happening when my being feels that life is going well. Everything that came to mind from relationships to creative passions, for me, fell into two categories; self-love and self-care.

When either of these areas are being neglected in my day to day living I recognize that my being of light is off. I’ve noticed that in those times I can feel like a planet who has gone out of orbit. When I do me and take care of the self (my light being) not only am I in a place of feeling light and goodness, but in turn I can have that energy mutually exchanged while in the presence of others.

Life is not predictable and there are many times that the unpredictability can bring fantastic new pieces to our star beings, but it’s important to remember that the brightest light and the most awesome star explosions manifest from the self-love and self-care that we nurture and sustain within and from our own beings. There is no star brighter than our own light, and no love greater than the love we give ourselves.



Photo By : Heather Babcock – Natural High Photography




About vermontvortex

Nature - Soul - Magic - Passion - Elements. I attempt each day to remain connected to the space of which graciously harbors my energy, to be true to my being and honor that which has connected with my living. "I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life - whoever you are, whatever our differences." - John Denver . “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” - Buddha
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