#Gentle Days – October 30th – #Inspiration

October 30th

Gentle days ahead. Balance your activity with rest.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

Julia Cameron writes, “treating myself as a precious object will make me strong,” in The Artist’s Way and it is true. When we are loved and cared for, we have the energy and presence of mind to love and honor others. If we are frazzled, strained and anxiety ridden it will, of course mar our efforts to be their for others and show up in our full integrity and power. Self love isn’t selfish, anymore than making sure their is air in the tires and gas in the tank prior to giving others a lift is selfish. It is common sense, practical and responsible.

Every blessing,
James

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Get Your Needs Met – October 5th – #Inspiration

October 5th

Remember to get your needs met.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

To fulfill this criteria requires both clarity about what my real needs are and prioritization of needs, so that I’m tackling the most important one first. I’m learning to take an action towards meeting my needs, but then waiting and bringing my awareness to the response. Of course meeting other people’s needs (which often takes some detective work – not everyone is as candid as I am) will help foster a trusting relationship where others are willing to meet my needs.

The slow food cooking movement is very popular now. It is loving a process, bringing awareness to our tasks and focusing in the moment. It is meditation. I’m learning about the slow relationship movement and how to honor myself, respect my values first and meet my needs.

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#Share Your Being – September 16th – #Inspiration

September 16th

Share your being with other folks.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

Today I would like to highlight a program that assists and empowers girls and women learn about self-love through sharing their experiences. This group is called The Phoenix Rising Collective. They represent what the above guidance is all about: helping one another through relating and sharing solutions.

“The Phoenix Rising Collective (PRC) provides self-esteem education that inspires and empowers personal growth and change in the lives of women and girls through self-development workshops, holistic health and wellness events, and personal empowerment coaching.”

Really inspiring work!

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You Are #Worth Loving – August 31st – #Inspiration

August 31st

When you love yourself, you send the message to others that you are worth loving. You help them to love themselves as well.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

Setting an example of self-care lets others know it is okay for them to take care of themselves as well. I have found it works better than fussing over others. Taking loving action allows others to see how we expect to be treated. As Dr. Margaret Paul explains narcissism is expecting others to care for us when we aren’t caring for ourselves.

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Bring Yourself #Flowers – August 22nd – #Inspiration

August 22nd

Bring yourself flowers.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

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Enjoy These #Changes – August 16th – #Inspiration

August 16th

Start directing your time towards making the changes necessary to welcome better opportunities. Allow yourself the ability to enjoy these changes as you experience more of your personal power. Arrange it so that you feel comfortable asking for assistance.

The quote above is from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

We can experience more of our personal power through acts of love anytime we choose. Both the ability to give and receive love is crucial.

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#Love for Self – June 25th – #Inspiration

June 25th

Love yourself passionately.

Quote above from The Messages: A Day Book section of The Presence Within: Channeled Guidance available in paperback and ebook.

Loving another person can inspire us to wonderful action. It can give us the motivation to take care of business that we would rather ignore. It can inspire intensely detailed actions, such as a proposal that involves dozens of dancers performing synchronized choreography while the world watches. It can push us to take up exercise and diet and make-overs, accomplishing great transformation.

This post inspires me to consider what feat of love I am inspired to do for myself. How can I love myself wildly or habitually? I had a lover once who set the alarm fifteen minutes earlier than needed, so that time could be dedicated to starting the days with snuggles, whispers, intimacy, giggling and yes, sometimes passionate love-making.

What sacrifice can we make to devote our actions to loving ourselves? What is an enjoyable way of making time for ourselves? For example, Deepak Chopra writes about the benefits of Ayurvedic Self-Massage.

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