It seems it has been a theme in my life lately where I’ve been asked for advice about self-care and healing. Perhaps it has to do with the winding down of summer and the autumn season fast approaching that invites us to do soul work.
Regardless, it breaks my heart to see how many beautiful souls feel undeserving of love. I see so many kind hearted individuals who dedicate their lives to caring for others (as a parent, support system, caregiver, etc.) but who simply won’t give themselves the same amount of love and kindness.
As humans we feel we have a war to fight for humanity but have not fought the war against ourselves. We have not won ourselves over, we have not healed our own wounds. This causes us to endlessly take one step forward and two steps back. It prevents us from being able to witness a global shift because to see that change there are 3 things that need to happen:
1 – we learn to unconditionally love ourselves
2 – we learn to unconditionally love our friends/partners (people we personally know)
3 – we learn to unconditionally love the world
The key to achieving and sustaining the change needs to start at 1, it needs to start within. And of course, there needs to be a balance.
Soul fulfillment cannot be obtained when we ignore our own cries for help.
Helping others is incredible, it is needed, and it goes unappreciated a lot of the time. To all of you who help others and put the needs of others before your own, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I hope that you find balance in helping others and caring for yourself. Self-love is not something we can ever fully ‘complete’, like any relationship it requires constant communication and time. I created this tarot spread to inspire you to take time for yourself today, even if it’s only for this simple spread.
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