Believe it or not, it is up to you to hold the space for your soul.
For soul care.
For soul nurturing.
For soul safety.
I say this to you gently. Lovingly.
Recently, I've been tested immensely on the emotional level, and I believe on the soul level as well.
If you are a sensitive soul, other people's energies, expectations, and misunderstandings, can send you into a massive emotional downward spin. It isn't fun, and it can be bewildering. You will wonder how someone can be so insensitive. Or careless. Or self-absorbed.
Yet, it is worthy to note that on some level we are all the same, and the likelihood is that if you are experiencing something, they are feeling it too... in their own way.
This morning, it dawned on me that it really is up to me to care for my soul.
We speak a great deal about self-care. Self-care is essential, and I'm curious -- have you experienced self-care from a place of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing? Or just one of these?
Self-care is an overused word and much of the content showing up in my world speaks to the physical and emotional.
We can begin to care for ourselves very well through the physical actions we take.
Hot water with lemon in the morning.
A hot bath at night.
A good read on the couch in the afternoon. Might feel very luxurious!
And these will help you be present to your emotional wellbeing.
Journaling can open up that gate for you as well.
And what about your soul?
What do you do when you feel that your soul has been stomped on?
How do you care for that?
And so again, on my walk this morning, I realized that I am responsible for protecting my soul. Not by putting up a guard wall, as I've done in the past, but to protect it, like a small growing plant that you want to keep from being walked on. You can imagine looking at the small plant with love, and putting your hands around it, and smiling at it, and feeling the energy of it. You can hear your encouragement towards the small plant. You can feel yourself admiring it and letting it know it is safe.
And so it is with taking care of your soul.
You can remove lots of people from your life who appear to you to be insensitive. That's one way.
Or, you can strengthen your soul from deep within. You can be present, connect daily, and converse through meditation and prayer. You can acknowledge that perhaps you are having confronting experiences because you are up to something really big in your life.
I often speak of stamina with my clients who are mostly women entrepreneurs. While it's a good idea to have a strategy and to implement, if you are physically, emotionally, and spiritually weak, you won't be able to sustain the business growth, or grow at all.
Similarly, you might struggle being a mom in a healthy way. Do you feel tired, worn out, overwhelmed, not heard?
So if you are up to something big, consider yourself taken care of by virtue of developing stamina for what is coming your way!
Your integrated stamina must be present for you to move forward effectively.
This is how you become clear in your direction of travel.
In creating your life and your business intentionally.
If you find yourself struggling in any way, find a teacher, a guide, a mentor, or a coach who can hold that space for you... long enough to develop your own stamina. Within that container, you'll discover your strengths, navigate your weaknesses, and develop your gifts beyond your current imagination.
And honestly, you have no idea how good life and business can get, because at the moment, you are limited by what your mind can conceive.
The goodness you are seeking lives in another sphere altogether.
The success you are chasing does too.
The peace of mind and inner power, the same.
So, for today, I invite you to first allow for the awareness to be present, that you are indeed the one who can give yourself some soul care.
Begin with this one step, and then see what you discover.
Email me and let me know.
My soul wants to hear!
ps -- I will share with you very soon about a woman with whom I've worked very closely. She discovered that her core wound was that of not feeling safe being herself in the world. I'll show you how it was not a visibility issue or an I'm not enough issue or an I'm unworthy issue. Stay tuned for this powerful story.
Françoise Everett, MS is a facilitator, feminine leadership coach, author, speaker and lifestyle business owner. She works and supports women entrepreneurs and women who hold leadership positions by unlocking their inner wisdom, feminine power, and hidden richness.