Self Care : What do you think, either in the immediate moment or in the longer moment, will bring you joy?

by Linda Dillon

We are so glad, first of all, that this query is even being raised because it is akin and related to this whole issue of surrender and acceptance.

This beautiful gem is lovingly shared by Kirsten from her personal reading with Linda Dillon.

Christianna ~ The Importance of Self-Care

Christianna: Greetings, I am Christianna, sister, mother, brother, ally, welcome! Welcome, sweet angel of light, every hue, every ray, many that are not even known upon the planet in terms of physical visibility with human eyes. …

Kirsten: Why do I struggle so much with self-care? How can I shift this to provide myself with loving care with regards to my health and wellbeing?

C: We are so glad, first of all, that this query is even being raised because it is akin and related to this whole issue of surrender and acceptance.

Too often, you simply look at yourself and think: “Oh, I’m okay, I just need to keep going.” But inside of that there is even… has been, past tense… has been a very subtle judgment – though it has never been as conscious as a mental process – of “I don’t really need that, I don’t really deserve that.” And that is like saying that someone never needs a treat or a hug or praise. Of course, you do!

Self-care is so important!

Now think of what I say to thee. A massive part of your attention, of your process, of your mission, is the self-care of the planet, of your beloved sister, Gaia. And it is… well, it may be feasible, if you wished to have that argument… but it is not really practical or sustainable to take care of an entire planet, or even a quarter-mile of planet, if you are not taking care of your sweet self.

And this is the thing. Before you have thought of yourself… think of it as an automobile “oh, I put gas in and change the oil” but you don’t take time to shine the body, wash the car, wax the car, sit in it, and tell it how much you love it! And now you are beginning to see how essential this is. So congratulations and thank you!

You do not tend… and yes, this is your answer… you do not tend to say to your sweet self: “What do I want? What do I need? What would I enjoy? What would I like?”

Because, yes, you need water and fuel – and of course you want, in terms of very practical self-care, water and fuel – but self-care is so much more than that. It is the nurturing of self in the physical reality. And when I say that, I am not simply saying that it is about attending to yourself physically; I mean attending in your dimensional physical reality, which is interdimensional, always. But it means treating yourself with gentle sweetness, with kindness.

So, self-care would begin… no, not end… it would begin by saying: “What would I enjoy? What would I like? What is my being, not just my body but my being, not just longing for but what would I like?” And we are not talking about 10 steps down the road; we are talking about a very immediate caretaking of yourself.

And sometimes it is the caressing… touch!… attendance to your absolutely beautiful self, whether it is hair care or creams or oils. Yes, of course, it helps the skin, but it is also about touch. It is you touching your own skin, your own body, not in a way of maintenance – you are pretty good at maintenance – but of truly, consciously, taking your hands and applying.

And while you are doing that, yes, of course, receiving it… and receiving it in a way that literally begins to marvel – we want you to remember that word – that marvels at the fact that you have skin… and pores…. and slight hair… and texture… and colour. It is such a basic thing, this container for the flesh and blood – and it is so basic that it is too often overlooked.

So you say to yourself: “What would I like? What would I enjoy?” And when I say to you “enjoy”, I mean in the very immediate sense of gratification, and I mean in the sense of… hmmm… not delayed, but procession. So you work your muscles, you work your carriage, you work your core, so that your self-care involves nurturing your structure.

But yes, it is more than that as well. It is giving to yourself – and not just here and there. Yes, it can be as little as 2 minutes or 5 minutes, but self-care should not simply be an appointment with yourself. Self-care has need to be the ongoing relationship of how you care and treat yourself.

So, “Do I long for more time simply listening to a sonata, or birdsong, or the movement of the wind through the grass?” It is giving yourself what you want and then, through that practice, anchoring more deeply… yes, that ‘surrendering’ word… giving yourself what you deserve.

When the Mother has spoken, She has said that She came for you to be in you and with you, as you do with Herin Her. That is self-care.

So the short answer in what self-care is, rather than a list of prescriptions, is: What do you think, either in the immediate moment or in the longer moment, will bring you joy?

And it is also giving yourself permission to “not do what you don’t want to do”! No, sweet one, we do not mean the easy things; they can be taken care of. But sometimes you have a tendency to force yourself to do things because you think you must. We would like you to really take a deeper look at that and consider re-direction in that.

We love you. We adore you. This question is a joy to our heart because it means you are treating yourself the way that we desire not only to treat you but to have you treat you.

So take this self-care that you have often thought of as being self-absorbed or selfish and truly proceed.

Channeled by Linda Dillon
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The process of awakening is the process of releasing the divine within.

June 17, 2020,

Welcome beloved hearts. I hope that the channels I share here leave you feeling loved, appreciated, uplifted and en-lightened. Only ever take what serves you, leave everything else. You are an incredible being of light and love, who chose to be here in this Now, to assist in the birthing of the Ascension physicalisation. Thank you so much. The divine in me salutes the divine in you.

The awakening process works on different levels: there are those who have slumbered long, who now have a feeling that things have changed, but they are unable to express why.

Of course, they see the changes after the global lock down, but they sense that something deeper has changed, even if they are not able to put into words what this may be. This group is experiencing a gentle nudging from the inside, a feeling that is sometimes hopeful, sometimes fearful.

Then there are those who are awakening to the lies that have been forced upon humanity, and this group can experience despair for some, anger and rage for others. This is proper, it is a stage of the bereavement process through which they must pass. Experiencing it and acting it out are, however, very different.

There is another group, who have passed through this process and have moved to understanding that all is love. If you find that, on some days, you drop from loving forgiveness into rage and perhaps even despair, this too is part of the process. Be gentle with yourself, then you can hold that vibration for others.

This group is currently focusing on light and love within, as well as sending love and light to those whose hearts lack this divine food, where divine love and light has been squashed, brutalised or suppressed.

Finally, there is yet another group of light workers, who not only know that all is love, but they are experiencing this directly, as their hearts open to direct experience of their Higher Self, so that the love that has lain hidden within them for so many lifetimes erupts within them.

All groups are necessary, just as all stages on the journey are necessary. You cannot jump from discovery to heart expansion directly, you do have to pass through the stages.

To create heaven on earth right now would result in disaster, because the majority of humanity would not be able to comprehend the leap and they would seek to recreate situations and behaviours that resonated with them, creating more chaos and pain.

The past needs to be cleared, the pain needs to be healed.

I am not saying that we are waiting for 100% healing, 100% clearing: we are awaiting the vibrational tipping point. And you are so very, very close.

All those who predominantly hold the vibration of love, hold a higher vibration than those predominantly living in fear; therefore, the energy they exude has greater power, due to its higher vibration. Fewer people, but greater light power.

The less you seek worldly power, the more you seek forgiveness and love. Paradoxically, through this process, your inner power grows. It is then that you have begun to surrender the ego, allowing the power of the divine to flow through you in the service of the highest good.

You are all, without exception, channels of divine love, some of you are more open to that love than others.

Wherever you are on your journey, know that your space and vibration is sacred. It is a part of the whole and it is serving its purpose in freeing humanity.

The process of awakening is the process of releasing the divine within. The Divine Mother Father One is an energy of complete love and acceptance. The journey to this vibration is the reason for all incarnations: the journey.

Where ever you are, whoever you are, you are of Me; you are sacred and welcome, forgiven and received within Me, no matter what.