This spirit writing came through on Valentine’s Day 2017. I did not edit or change what I heard, you read it as I received it.
What if you love yourself so much so that you stop for a moment as you put on your sock. To let your finger pause just so there on your skin as if it was porcelain. As if your finger had nothing else to do but touch and move with great care, with great love for the simple beauty of skin.
What if you brush your teeth and stop mid-brush to slow your pace just enough to notice the strength even here. To lift and look in mirror and hold your gaze right there. To feel your mouth soften and release. To know that to brush your teeth so strong and square is a simple pleasure, a necessity yes, but a repetitive motion where one can easily forget their exquisiteness. Even in this one way.
Even as you pull a shirt over your head, you love yourself that much to move gently so not to yank or twist but with an ease. As though putting on a new baby’s cotton shirt with a neck that wobbles and eyes that look.
There is great care here that does not end when you are 10, 20, or 60. It must come from within. It must come from you. There is no mother here, it is you with hands and feet and toes that wiggle so.
So much self-love that you notice the beauty you are; the care you take to brush your hair and not pull harder than necessary to release the knots, the tensions of life. That you envy your shoes that get to encase your feet – those toes – just so – how lucky they are!
Just now do breathe in. We are not gulping air and grabbing it down. We are graceful and fluid. Breathing in. Breathing out. Flowing in. Flowing out. Pausing to hold as we naturally do. To keep moving my dear but do stop to care as the breath moves in here and out there. As you move about the world here and there.
Your body will do just what you do and this, this is where self-love begins. To love that what is parts in all. The lungs breathing in, the mouth opening and closing, the shoulder that moves up and moves down. And the foot! That beautiful foot with 10 piggy toes. Love it all, this you must because life does go on, the body does age, and you will mother it from now until grave.
Do breathe in, just hold it right there, hold it all in. This love of self and the power it brings. Now, breathe out. Release. Keep going in life. Never do stop for you do not. Always breathing, always heart beating, always blood moving, even when you are not. There is time for rolling the shoulders back just so. To love yourself that you do not suffer so. You do not suffer now.
Wrap your arms around you tight without warning or reason. Just because you love yourself that much and it is important to say. To do. To care about what is there in motions day and night. There is little room for carelessness here, only volumes of color, light, tones, and tune.
And so over your heart your hands do go, to love and to hold, forever more.
Written through Tara on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017
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