The Voice of Self-Care
I invite you to listen closely to that tenderly loving voice inside you. Change any words that don’t resonate with you so you hear them as a loving voice you can embrace. You may even want to record them in your own voice.
My job is to help you maintain wholeness, strength, and peace within so you can
I reorganize your relationship to living in a body so that you connect more deeply to love, joy,
and your inner wisdom.
I am the voice that beckons you to care for yourself first,
so you can then fully care for others–when that is your sacred task to perform.
I support you in consistently choosing acts of self-care.
I am the voice inside of you that beckons you to care for yourself with the love and intensity you would bestow upon a beloved child entrusted to your care.
I am the force that vibrates your trillions of cells into aligning to be you, as a whole human being, the whole you that you came to this Earth to be.
You sense me as the breath of your body breathing fully through you, as the beat of your heart pulsing in perfect rhythm-your senses delicious with anticipation of all that is nourishing.
Slow down and go inward and you can perceive my presence as a gentle friend standing next to you, offering constant and loving support-support that comes wholly and freely without a trace of judgment or criticism.
You have the ability to choose, seek, increase, and sustain the sacred acts of self-care, no matter what is going on in, or around, your life and world.
Choose me and you will sense a wholeness of body, mind, and spirit that over time will compel you, without thinking, to choose me again and again, until the path of self-care
is the way you live.
Excerpt from Into the Mouths of Babes, 3rd ed. by Susan Tate
Inspired by the writings of Debbie Rosas, creator of The Nia Technique
Posted July 17, 2014
©2000 – 2018 Susan Tate