There is a lot of talk  at the moment about “Self-Care.”

Whilst deep down we know that we owe it to ourselves, it is not that easy to do on a deeper level.

I gave it a go myself and said “Self care today!” I noticed I had a deep resistance to it.

Now if I had a massage booked or a hairdressing appointment I do not think the resistance would have been there.

This was between myself and I.

I started looking deeper and found that I was caught up in lots of noise.

The pull was so strong in me that I felt I could not break away.

Giving to ourselves is one of the hardest things to do.rose-1610932_1280

We have been conditioned over time to think of it as selfish.

Just give of yourself and you will be rewarded we were told.

I have come to realize, that it is through self-care in its purest form that we are truly able to give to others.

I am not by any means saying not to give and be of service.

Keep the tank full with plenty of self-care and you will not deplete yourself.

On a superficial level of course we can pamper ourselves with tangible things.

The buzz does not replace the deeper work.

Pink is a great colour to work with for self-care. Surround yourself with Pink and Fluffy!

Take some time out to visualize yourself surrounded in pink. Feel the support it gives.untitled-design-1

Work is ongoing.

I am very grateful for this new found self-care and I can see how it is an important part of standing in my own space while still being of service.