05th February, 2023
Self care and rest means recognising your needs before you begin to struggle and crash.
The need for building emotional strengths and mental muscles to recognise what you are feeling, creates a space to creatively solve challenges.
Challenges will always be there in life, but if mental strengths are there, the struggle is reduced.
Sunday was created by God to help us slow down and enjoy life. Going too fast, you don’t only miss the scenery but also tend to miss the of where you are going and why.
I am reminded here of a wonderful poem I read sometime ago titled, You are the Medicine, by Mexican curandera (medicine woman) and poet which tells us about the need to heal ourselves.
“Cure yourself, with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon,
With the sound of the river and the waterfall,
With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds,
Heal yourself, with the mint and mint leaves,
With neem and eucalyptus.
Sweeten yourself with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile.
Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a touch of cinnamon.
Put love in tea instead of sugar, And take it looking at the stars
Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you, and the hugs of the rain.
Get strong with bare feet on the ground and with everything that is born from it.
Get smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with the eye of your forehead.
Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier.
Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember …
YOU are the medicine. “
Sometimes it’s not always clear so we must know we have all the strength and power we need to succeed within us, after all, “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.”
Remember “You are the Medicine” and stay blessed forever.