I am hearing, and seeing at this time so many who are, one way or another being gently nudged, or even “forced” to put themselves first.
This brings up all kinds of fears and doubts, questioning and action choice making.
As human we have all had a great deal of experience of being judged, warned. and punished for being “selfish”. So much so that the spiritual ideals are saturated with subtle self-deprivation, deprecation, sacrifice and martyrdom.
Even well meaning and loving parents encourage achievement and success while encouraging the quelling of public displays of self-celebrating or even external displays of joy.
And so at these times we are all dealing with guilts of the past in choosing ourselves first. This is especially so as we are seeing the Shadows rise and become totally exposed of “service to ego self” rampant and extreme.
These are times when these issues of self-direction and public approval must be resolved. And what better way than to “go private” for longer periods to really feel what it is like to fill yourself with your own JOY of hearing, seeing, doing and Being.
I look at it this way.
It is natural to want to share our Joy our Light. This is why we came. But if you are doing this because you feel the pain and suffering out there and feel duty bound to help, and these feelings are attached to past beliefs, then you eventually experience fall and have to pick yourself up again.
So I say “Fill your own cup. Fill it until you have no more room. It overflows. Then when you share there will be no loss, no sense of dropping into the “what about me”, or deflation through the morbidity and “negative”. feelings that are presently impinging on us all.
So these times are about learning to allow and fill your own cup with a daily life of more Joy, more smiles, more laughter, more being able to sit alone in feeling the sadness but with tears of appreciation. Doing the things that make you feel good, feel more alive, feel more Present.
Making this a dynamic in your life.
Always choosing YOU FIRST.
Then not one corner of Creation can be left out.
Fill Your Cup Precious Souls.
And Shine On.
I So Love You