I started writing today’s Self Care Sunday post two different times on different topics. Sometimes that how writing is. Sometimes words flow effortlessly and other times you just have to keep writing garbage you find a thread you want to follow. Today’s post contains snippets of three different topics and a prayer to ArchAngel Michael for protection.
My first attempt to write this blog was about my Mom and aging. She will be 80 in May. My mom and I are very close. My mom is feisty and still has all of her marbles. Heck, she might have some of my marbles too 😂 Her mind is strong but her physical body is slowing her down. My mom and I have always had a combative relationship. We are the best friends who argue and tell each other the brutal truth. We use curse words with each other. We are fighting one minute and laughing the next minute about how ridiculous we are. We usually end most phone call by saying “I love you”. It’s been this way my entire life. She says I came out self-sufficient and haven’t needed her since I was a toddler 😂
My mom is a drama queen. I’ve tried to be more patient and tolerant of her daily dramas recently but she really can push the envelope. She called me yesterday in full meltdown about nothing and I stopped her in her tracks by saying, “I kinda have my own little drama going on lately so we aren’t doing yours today. Got it?” She started laughing and said, “Got it!” And then she moved onto another topic. The one self care tactic I’ve learned to use in my relationship with my mom is unapologetic enforcement of my personal boundaries. It took a while for her to “get the picture” but now she knows when she’s getting close to my line. In return, I am working on being more patient with her while also telling her I love her regularly so she knows how I really feel about her. My heart is full of love and I want to be sure to share it with my mom💙
51 & Still Sexy
My next attempt to write this blog about was aging myself and Menopause. Yep, I am like most 50 year old women. I having hot flashes, night sweats, not sleeping great. I have to keep strict control over my calories and exercise every day to fight off the menopause weight gain and some days it starts to affect how I feel about myself. It all sucks. I’ve always been attractive and most men have thought of me as sexy. Some days I worry if that will still be true as I get older —— It’s hard for women as we age. People judge us by how we look. I haven’t been feeling my normal sexiness lately and it wasn’t until Saturday that I realized why my sparkle is feeling less sparkley lately. It’s because I haven’t been working. I haven’t been getting dressed up in skirts and high heels, putting on make-up and lipstick on and styling my hair lately. I’ve been wearing yoga clothes with my hair pulled back for two damn weeks. A lot of folks I work with do not get dressed for work; they dress casual or wear jeans. I get dressed up and do my make-up because it makes me feel good and it makes me feel sexy. I like when men notice me. Sometimes feeling good is about looking good. At least for me it is…I wonder if men realize how hard women are on themselves. I also think I’ve been less frisky because I haven’t been around Blue Love enough lately to enjoy the spark of our eyes locking. I love the way I feel when that happens. We must have quality eye contact soon 😉💙😘
So I can’t honestly say this week’s Self Care Sunday post has any great morsels of Self Care wisdom. Just some week’s it’s enough to keep your head above water and have faith that good always triumphs over evil.
Action: Prayer to ArchAngel Michael
ArchAngel Michael is the ArchAngel of protection. He is closely associated with law enforcement. When you need protection, pray to ArchAngel Michael. His spirit and energy can be in all places at all times. Josie Grouse, https://www.josiegrouse.com, teaches that signs of ArchAngel Michael being nearby or hearing your prayers are 7s, 911, law enforcement, the name “Michael” and symbols of protection like swords or crosses. This week’s action is to start calling on ArchAngel Michael for protection. He is available to you at all times. There are many prayers to ArchAngel Michael to you by doing a simple google search.
Please Join me in saying a prayer for protection of our Nation:
I call upon you
The evil to justice
From malicious actors
Find the courage
To rise up
To defeat evil
I ask for your protection
From negative forces
Allow the love
In my heart to
Be a source of light
For the rest of world
Allow my light
To heal their darkness
Allow my love
To fill their hearts
Use me Archangel Michael
Use me to heal the world
Remember to put a little love in the world and say the Loving Kindness Prayer for someone special. I often like to say it for special people in my life as well for groups such as my family, friends, coworkers and all beings.
Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved
I claim love as my vibration for 2019.
Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋
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