In good times and in the not so good times, where do you search for love? Do you look for it in the friends and family who surround you? Do you look for it in the movies or shows you watch? The books you read? The music you listen to? All of these are surely good places to start one’s search, but you know where this is going, right?
It all begins from within.
Love. Honor. Respect. That all starts with you giving yourself permission to feel each of these toward yourself.
So today, how can you show love to yourself? How can you honor yourself? How can you show respect to yourself?
It’s time to get back to the practice of self-care, particularly during times of struggle. Chrysoprase wants to help you breathe love into your body, into your energy. In doing so, this crystal’s energy can help heal the hurts inside, the pains that linger, and chase away the shadows of the past that continue to haunt you.
Commit this moment to three things you can do to serve you today. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Unplug the phone for ten or thirty minutes and focus on something that helps you feel more loving toward yourself. That could mean eating a meal mindfully without distraction. Or walking around the block during the daylight. Or turning to bed a few minutes early to give yourself time to read for pleasure. Or play your favorite music all day long.
In a society where it’s all too easy to point fingers, or pile on the guilt and anger, or wallow in fear and sadness, it’s time for you and I to show the world that living a life of Love is possible. Practice what you believe. Those around you will take notice and shift accordingly. Do this in the good times, and lean even more into this practice in the difficult. Trust and surrender to the process, the practice of living a life where you love, honor, and respect all – especially yourself.