Temporarily Closed for Spiritual Maintenance
Yo…who else is tired?
I’ve been reflecting a lot on my level of busyness lately and guess what? Some things need to change. I can’t tell you the number of events I have been at recently where someone asks me what hat I’m wearing today. I get introduced as a community leader, but also as someone that is always busy. I appreciate people introducing me this way because I know my work is making a difference, but ya boy also wants to watch a movie every so often or literally just nap for an hour. It’s a balance, one that I am continuously building upon.
You see, I love what I do but over the past few months, I also have come to recognize that I’ve been running on low fuel. This week I felt like a chicken with its head cut off and was reminded real quick that this cannot be my norm. This weekend I spent time making some needed adjustments to some of the leadership positions I serve in and also hit the reset button on my spiritual practice. I reminded myself that I am of little to no service to the communities I serve if I am running on fumes.
Yesterday as part of my new moon ritual, I set my intentions. I burned some sage, pulled some tarot cards, and cleansed my physical and digital space. I reminded myself to feed my soul through emotional fulfillment.
Today, I grounded myself by planting new plants and watering the rest of the them. I felt the dirt on my fingertips. I connected to Mother Nature in a simple yet powerful way. I SLEPT. I forced myself to sleep in fact because I know I need it. I also took my family to a curanderismo event and got a limpia and energetic cleanse. I got a muscle alignment type thing done on me and met some really cool people. Additionally, I connected to the masters, teachers, and loved ones within my spiritual realm for some akashic records reading.
Simply put, I finally prioritized me again. So ya’ll, it’s ok to take breaks. It’s ok to take a step back. Protect your energy. Make space for your intuition to clearly communicate with you. That can only be done when we give ourselves the time and space to connect within. We are not of service when we are barely keeping it together. Sleep. Nourish your body. Exercise. Get that counseling if you need it. You only got this one body and how we treat it makes a difference. You are no less of a leader, advocate, or educator for taking care of yourself.
Ok now…thanks for coming to my TED talk. I’m off to burn some palo santo and meditate. Talk to you soon!