To me CHOOSING ME is NOT a selfish act but an act of survival. Choosing not to practice self-care, choosing not to place the oxygen mask on yourself first, will mean that you will not have sufficient energy to be there to help others.
In the last few years, I have increasingly become aware of the importance of choosing me, because when I am rested, healthy and balanced, my energy levels are higher and I am of more benefit to my family, friends and clients.
The idea of CHOOSING ME isn’t new, but if I’m being totally honest, during these years of embracing self-care I was only practicing choosing me.
This time last year I awoke to the fact that once again I wasn’t fully ‘walking my talk’ when it came to choosing me. This was because of my conditioned limited beliefs; that it was selfish to choose me and that I wasn’t good enough or worthy enough to really choose me in every area of my life.
Thankfully the Universe was recognising the shift in my energy field and it sent me an angelic Earth Midwife called Emily (my coach!) who helped birth me in to my LIMITLESS FREEDOM.
As a result of this freedom:
- My energy has increased
- I am healthier than ever at the ripe old age of 51
- I am much calmer
- I have excellent boundaries
- I have let go of relationships that no longer serve me
- I work less and earn more
- I have more time to spend with my friends and family
- I am steeped in peace and contentment.
I am FREE because I finally let go of all of those conditioned limited beliefs and said yes to CHOOSING ME.
My life’s journey has been very similar to that of the butterfly, one of my beloved spirit guides. I have wobbled and crawled like the caterpillar, fast asleep to the abundance living within me. I have hidden away in a dark cocoon during my battle with anxiety, depression and addiction. I am now finally TRANSFORMING and choosing to take the flight of the butterfly.
The flight of the butterfly requires great courage just as it does when we commit to the process of personal and spiritual growth. Moving from darkness in to the light also requires trust and faith as well as commitment and bravery but it brings limitless freedom.
The butterfly represents rebirth in to a majestic new life.
Part of this rebirth involves letting go just like the butterfly must do when it hatches from the chrysalis.
When we make a commitment to choosing ourselves and fly towards our freedom, just like the butterfly, we often need to let go of people, limited beliefs and ways of living that no longer serve us, giving gratitude to these energies for the wisdom they have gifted to us.
One of the energies that I am currently in the process of letting go of is my beautiful AFTERWARDS business name. It has served me well over the years. However, it is now longing to step in to its own transformation and in the forthcoming weeks it will emerge in to a beautiful new chapter and become ‘I CHOOSE ME’. This will mean our Facebook, website and email address will all undergo a transformation too.
Are you too longing to CHOOSE YOURSELF and set yourself FREE? How would it feel to rewrite your story?
If you are ready to say YES to more freedom in your life then let’s stay in touch!
Details of our next I CHOOSE ME workshop will be announced soon and our new website is currently in the process of transforming!
Meantime you can CHOOSE to click HERE and be part of our I CHOOSE ME Facebook community.
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When we CHOOSE ourselves first everyone really does live happily ever AFTERWARDS!
Can’t wait to fly in to your limitless life with you.