Valentine’s Day prompts us to consciously notice our relationships. We can include our relationship with ourselves in this awareness. To honor ourselves with great self care is a gift that rewards us with relief. By paying attention to and meeting our own needs, we nurture into being a relaxed state in which clarity flows. The agitation of today’s world can recede when we focus on our own well being.
Self care centers around recognition. By tuning into ourselves, we can notice what needs are not being met, and then do what we can to meet them. Our physical bodies are unsubtle in communicating their current state of being. The same is true with our emotional and mental bodies. We can nurture ourselves with a walk. Love ourselves by expressing our feelings. Empower ourselves by expanding our consciousness. Surprise ourselves by listening to the different parts of our being.
In addition to self care, we can tune into and receive the love that is constantly showered upon us by our team of angels and guides. Each of us is loved unconditionally in every moment – without exception. This includes people we disagree with and who hold beliefs that baffle us.
In an era of division, we can rise above the muck by holding a healthy vision of the highest good for all of humanity and the planet. To do so require focus, faith and forgiveness. What other people do or don’t do can matter less by placing our era in context. We live in a time in which all of the trauma of humanity has come to the surface. As part of this, there are people who are too traumatized to think. In a fight or flight response, thinking is replaced by reacting. We can all have a level of compassion for that. This is less about giving people a pass than it is to understand the different levels of capacity at work. As spiritual people, we can provide leadership through kindness. We can have faith that this era will end, and out of it will emerge time of unity.
Our goal is to integrate and infuse more love into our everyday lives. Loving ourselves and circulating love creates more balance with the other people in our lives. With more of our needs already met, we encounter the world with a full heart, rather than being in a place of want. Expectations relax. Projections are replaced by a well rounded awareness of what is actually happening. This fullness allows us to see the world around us with loving awareness.