Weekly Guidance May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023
Do you ever feel guilty for relaxing?
I used to.
And so I really noticed the contrast recently when I was guided to slow down and relax. This time, I didn’t feel guilt or shame.
Instead, I let myself ENJOY relaxing.
I read books (for fun!)
I took a long, hot bath every day.
I walked barefoot in the grass.
I had all kinds of adventures with my kids, I played board games, baked cookies and went hiking in the woods.
It was the best.
It was exactly what I needed.
And because I trusted that all was unfolding divinely, including this LUXURIOUS period of rest, when it was over, I felt better than ever. I was EXCITED to go back to my calling.
But here’s what I would have done in the past:
I would have KNOWN I was being guided to rest. I would have felt the exhaustion in my body and my mind.
BUT…I would have felt guilt and shame at not being able to GO GO GO…
And so I would have laid down in bed for a few days, and felt absolutely miserable and worthless…
I would not have enjoyed it at all…
I would have told myself I was naughty…
Not good enough.
After all, we live in a physical world where we’ve been programmed to GO GO GO all the time…
Always be doing…
As if the more you DO, the more you’re WORTH.
But the truth is your WORTH is INHERENT.
You are God / Source.
You DESERVE, simply by virtue of EXISTING, a WONDERFUL life.
A life that lights you up and fills you up from within.
A life that you’re excited to wake up to.
And that doesn’t mean always go go go and do do do.
Sometimes it means BEING and RESTING.
The more balanced we are between doing and being, the more fulfilled we’ll feel.
And if you’ve been moving through a period of lots of doing, as so many of us have been called to recently, put that same trust in yourself when you are guided to rest and beingness.
You deserve it.
And if you’re worried that all you’ve being doing will fall apart while you’re resting and being…this what I’ve learned:
The resting and being allows what you’ve planted in the doing stage to grow way higher than it ever would have without the breaks.
In whatever you’re called to..
You deserve all the experiences, including the resting and ENJOYING.
And remember, YOU are more powerful than you’ve ever imagined