Self care is not all bubble baths, scented candles, and walks on the beach. Today it’s buying myself a fricking hearing aid to keep that part of my brain active and healthy.
Keeping it real.
Next I’ll invest in an x-ray because a chiropractor at the mastermind I attended last week says my right shoulder is rotated forward and that’s why I’ve got lower back pain. Treatment for spinal stenosis may be in my future.
Isn’t aging fun?
I wear corrective glasses now.
I take daily vitamin and herbal supplements to boost my thyroid (and eat tons of seaweed!), and I megadose on Turmeric daily just because.
I’ve lost 13 pounds on a very low calorie, low glycemic diet, because it’s good for my heart and my brain. I don’t feel deprived. I feel excited. It’s the lowest I’ve been in years. I have about 9 pounds to go to hit my pre-husband weight.
This is the first time in my life that I’ve focused on weight loss NOT out of self-hate, NOT out of fear of being unloveable as I am, NOT out of buying into a patriachal game of female body shaming.
I don’t hate myself. I am already well loved. Fuck the patriarchy.
This is the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE that I’ve approaching weight loss 100% out of LOVE.
Love for life, for self, and gratitude for this aging vessel that is my lifetime companion.
I’ve never been so passionate about health.
For many years I’ve been saying the Universe (aka God, Higher Power, Cosmic Ooze…) gets our attention through the primary “pain doors” of Money, Love, and Health challenges in order to wake us up for the sake of our evolution to more wisdom, empowerment, and happiness.
If Money is your primary challenge: congratulations. Money will get your attention faster and with more urgency than any other spiritual teacher.
Typically once the money pain is resolved, the next pain to show up front and center is Love.
This was true for me. It’s also been true for so many of my clients that I made Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, the second archetype in my “Money Goddess Experience” curriculum.
Even when Money and Love are in good shape, Health issues will knock on your door sooner or later, guaranteed. Hello mortality.
Maybe it’s the privilege of being over 50. Maybe it’s watching my father’s horrifying descent into Alzheimer’s dementia. Maybe it’s watching the human race pollute the body of our mother–Earth–and feeling the intuitive connection to my own body.
We only get ONE BODY in this life time.
Love what you’ve got. Whatever you’ve got.
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