Due to an unfortunate setting on Facebook, I saw a woman killed right in front of my eyes. To this day I can’t fathom why someone would post this anywhere where a person could unknowingly stumble upon it. What I was also astonished to discover, after several inquiries with friends, is that most of them (some of whom I consider to be sensitive souls), didn’t think it would ‘take them down’ the way it had me.
The whole day afterwards I was sick to my stomach and couldn’t really eat. I was sad deep in the depths of me, and found it very hard to concentrate. I kept seeing the sledge hammer come down on her head and how wildly her eyes spun in their sockets. How can this world be so cruel???
Due to remarkable success with a process called Eidetics, I was able to create an image in my mind where I saved that woman by pulling her out of the screen and into my arms where I could protect her. The sense of comfort it brought and still brings is hard to explain. But through Eidetics I was able to change that horrible image to something I could live with. My new image wasn’t real, but when the real image presented itself, I could replace it with the new one and my soul could ease.
After my Eidetics session that morning I decided to take the entire day off, I’m self employed and SO grateful that I can make that choice for myself with no dismay or conflict at all. I spent the entire day in meditation, self Love (always capital in my book) and self-care. I read reaffirming things I’d been wanting to read, slept awhile (I’d been so restless the night before), and treated myself to a chick flick on Amazon.
There are an amazing list of people who are singing the praises of Self-Care these days, and it doesn’t have to be anything complicated, but taking a REAL pause is very important. Stopping the merry-go-round, declaring I’m doing this for me, and treating yourself to something you truly enjoy can heal in ways unimaginable. Robert Smith explains that the lack of self-care is at the root of most problems of depression.
We women have an especially hard time putting ourselves first. But just remember those original flight instructions, you can’t help anyone else if you don’t put your mask on first. Sending Love to all!