I have always been under the belief that “self love” is selfish…this is not true! I was brought up in a family of 7 which included my parents and I tended to the younger siblings quite often as my Mom always did for everyone else but not herself. I am sure this contributed to my belief system of putting yourself first is selfish. I also was under the influence of the church that it was better to give than receive and I felt quilty when I did receive. Most of my life I would seemingly put other peoples needs before mine. I believe the resentment I have felt was because I didn’t nurture myself, but I was an expert at nurturing others. After all it is much easier to tend to others than yourself!
I lean into what “lights me up” instead of what brings me down when I make a decision. I have learned and continue to learn to surrender. I have no control of how things are going to turn out but I do have control of how I will respond. I am learning to say “No” and not giving my power away to outside sources. Prioritizing my schedule has been essential to my growth. At this moment I believe my purpose is to know that everything is possible and we live in an abundant universe AND it “lights me up” when I witness other people doing this! My advice is… do for yourself first and everything will fall into place, listen to your own voice and sway from outside distractions, do something everyday that nurtures your soul, patterns can be broken and go after your dreams…after all isn’t that why we are here.