Most days I practice self-healing to get the morning started. I have experienced the profound improvements it has made in all areas of my life and fully understand the return on my investment.

Like a fresh cup of coffee to some, I find that meditation, Reiki and hypnosis are the perfect blend for me.

Recently I’ve found these self-care practices have slipped through the cracks.

I have heard that one teaches what they most desire to learn. Or, more directly, “practice what you preach.”

So, without any further ado, I will snuggle up to the podium and run through the sound check.  

As my proverbial finger taps the microphone, I hear my higher self whispering – ‘is this thing on? Can you  hear me in the back? Testing, testing, 1.2.3.”  All systems are ‘go’.

Most of you know that my private practice is about holding the space for others while they put on their muck boots and head into the energetic swamp we refer to as the subtle energy body. This is sometimes referred to as chakra balancing, aura clearing, hypnotic ‘trances’, meditation, Reiki and/or energy healing.

Sometimes the higher self can be harder to connect with than Articuno in Pokémon Go.

I know that when things feel hurried, that it is critical for me to maintain this practice. I teach this stuff every day to my clients and students – I know this works.

I recently found myself in the midst of a poorly synchronized fibromyalgia flare and a ‘dip’ in my thyroid functionality. This power duo offered a one-two punch that had my head spinning.  

I struggled to focus. A gentle walk felt like a mountain side hike. My hair brush was full of newly released keratin, and my desire to sleep was intense.  

It took everything I had just to get out of bed in the morning.

I know that my self-care routine is important to my well-being. I know that it makes the day better and offers balance that will support me for many hours but … it just wasn’t happening.

Why do I revert back to these old habits when things are overwhelming?

Why was it so easy for me to allow these newer patterns to be released like the hair in my brush?  

Damn it, I know this self-care routine shit works.

My ‘job’ is to help others explore and maintain a healthy balance yet I am wobbling like a Hasbro Weeble. As the teetering came into my awareness, I leaned into the wobble. Tipping from side-to-side, I pushed through the pain and sagging energy to re-establish the tried and true self-care routine.

After a few weeks I recognized that Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.

I am once again practicing what I preach – self-care is extremely important. My routine is tipping toward the center point again. This morning started with 15 minutes of meditation and brief Reiki session.

I was able to get back on the treadmill and the yoga mat this week too. The herbal remedies are tickling the palate and the brain fog is beginning to clear. The massage appointment is booked and I am hitting the biomat later today.  

Is it time for your self-care routine check-up?  

Are you taking good care of yourself?  

Many clients find that monthly sessions at Inspired Holistic Wellness help them bring balance into their lives. So if you are ready for a tune up and help with establish or reinforcing ways to balance the wobble in your life – let’s chat.   

Beth