As of late, there have been a lot of challenges and past issues coming up to the surface for me. Before and even during the beginning part of my spiritual journey, I have always sacrificed myself many times in order to help others. Being there for my friends and family was very important to me, but what I didn't realize was in the process I was losing my self-worth and not valuing my own time & energy along the way. I did not understand that in life there was a very delicate act of balance. In order to be happy and at peace, one must receive just as much as give. Because I was over-giving unknowingly without speaking my truth (an under-active 5th Chakra, Throat Chakra), I was feeling drained all the time, resentful and unsatisfied with my life. I was taking on other people's "stuff" without knowing it.
I know that one of my lessons in this lifetime is to overcome these challenges and to balance myself by equally receiving as much as I give. The reasons why these issues have presented themselves to me is because I need to own my self-worth, to highly value myself and NOT feel guilty about it.
As healers, as Lightworkers, as highly sensitive people...etc... We are hardwired to automatically give. It is in our nature because we want people to feel good. What we tend to forget about constantly is to have our own cups filled up FIRST in order to keep this flow and balance going. Otherwise, when you keep on giving this will drain you and you will start becoming angry or spiteful for it. It is called giving your power away and being taken advantage of (an under-active 3rd chakra, Solar Plexus). You are giving away your own self-worth and not valuing yourself to the fullest potential. We don't want that. We NEED you in order to elevate humanity and make our World a better place.
So what are the ways to fill your own cup up? How do you overflow with Light and Love?
Here are some of the steps that I take when I need to take care of myself:
There are so many other ways you can fill your own cup and overflow with Light. Go out into nature, exercise and get your energy (chi) flowing, go to a yoga class, go get a massage, go to the spa, hang out with friends who inspire you, read a book filled with Love, play with pets or animals, hang out with your kids, visualize your future filled with radiance, just BREATH...etc...
We are here on Earth to be happy and at peace. The only way to really do that is to start with self-care. It is absolutely essential that we prioritize loving and caring for ourselves. And we are to do this WITHOUT GUILT!!! You are worth it. Please enjoy the being that you are and become the inspiring person you want to be for yourself. When you do that, you allow your cup to overflow with Light and that is how you help heal the World. This is why we are here, Lightworkers.
Much love to you and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Any comments below would be much appreciated.
Many blessings along your journey.
Angela is an Intuitive Energy Healer, an Angel Tarot Card Reader, a Kundalini Yoga Teacher , a Meditation Guide and a Spiritual Mentor living in Los Angeles, CA. If you would like to book a session or to contact her, please click here.