Meditation | Put Yourself First
Most days I lie down on my meditation mat, looking forward to my time in the other realms. Today I plop down in complete exhaustion. My move and now organizing my new house is taking a lot out of me.
Winslow takes me up to the white clouds. As I lie there, horizontal, JC wastes no time and jumps right in:
JC: “Here’s today’s lesson: 1. Restore 2. Recoup 3. Review 4. Write.”
I absolutely love when my guides use alliteration and rhyming. It makes it so much easier to remember when I come out of meditation, which is much like waking up from a dream. It also helps me to remember to practice and to pay it forward.
My focus goes to “recoup” and JC chimes in immediately.
JC: “Yeah, that’s the hardest one, isn’t it? Focus.”
Oh, so that’s what he means by recoup. Focus on priorities.
JC: “How do you put yourself first with Mike? [That’s my husband] How do you put yourself first with Helen? [That’s my work partner]. How do you put yourself first with your work?”
Wow…big questions. Good questions. This does require a considerable amount of intentionality, doesn’t it?
Stress, the bad kind I mean, effects body, mind, and spirit. I realize now that my mind is constantly racing, my body can’t keep up, and my spirit? Spirit isn’t even in the picture! This is what it’s like after a big move.
Put myself first. Simple and basic advice. Self-compassion is always a good decision: That’s a personal mantra that I teach in my classes. It’s time to practice what I preach.
What I Learned:
How I treat myself can’t be an after thought. I must be a priority.
Putting myself first is clearly a boundary issue that requires my attention, discernment and intention.
Are you priority number one in your life?