By Aimee Mosco
Self-care is a term that has most recently become familiar to many because mainstream media has given it the spotlight. The idea that you must fill your tank before you can drain it, is not a new concept or a passing fad though. When you are on a spiritual journey, as we all are even if we are unaware that this is the case, it is of great importance to consider how self-care applies to you.
Contemplate by asking yourself the following questions: Am I draining my tanks? Am I allowing others to syphon from my reservoir without giving back? Am I replenishing my energy at regular intervals to ensure that my reserves are maintained? The answers to these questions are very telling.
If you find that your tanks have been drained, either by your own actions or at the hand of another, and you have not been replenishing your energy, it may be time to consider building some self-care into your schedule.
Setting time aside to care for your mind and body has obvious benefits, but it is important to recognize that your relationship with your soul is affected in profound ways when you give yourself this gift. When you slow down and focus your attention inward, your soul is able to speak to you without fighting for your attention with the outside world. When you are not giving the innermost part of your attention, you could be missing bits and pieces of these communications or missing the messages altogether.
Your soul is your guiding force. When you make the effort to open the lines of communication with your inner self, you open yourself to receiving clear guidance. You nurture your intuition and become proficient at translating the language of your soul. Benefits abound as you strengthen your conscious connection to your soul.
Your breathing patterns change when you slow down, and even more so when you are able to disconnect from distractions, focus inward and breathe with intention. You breathe to live even when you are not intentionally caring for yourself but when you are focused on you and you breathe with purpose and intention, your breath replenishes life force energy. It connects you with the essence of your soul and you are able to receive from yourself.
Your soul is an inexhaustible source of powerful energetic fuel. You have the absolute ability to tap into this resource, but you must open the pathways that allow you to do this. One very effective way to open and strengthen those pathways is to slow down and practice some simple self-care.
Aimee Mosco is an Author, Intuitive Channel, Spiritual Teacher and Co-Founder of Intentional Healing Systems, LLC. Aimee’s desire to help others inspired her first book “Gratitude + Forgiveness x (LOVE) = Happiness”. Aimee serves as Vice Chair to the World Game Changers Board of Directors, a charitable CIC based in the UK. Find Aimee’s Channeling page on Facebook with @ihsaimeemosco or visit Aimee at www.ihsunity.com