Nurture Others By Nurturing Yourself

by Mariana Cooper
There is a great deal of attention placed on Giving to others during the holiday season. And this is totally appropriate. However this year may be a little bit more of a challenge as we watch those around us become consumed with fear, worry and concern about what is happening with the economy.

Perhaps you yourself are struggling, wondering about your job, your business, your finances, your home. Our relationships are more strained than ever as everyone searches for some "relief" from the daily drama.

Everyone is searching for some energy and encouragement. Yet it seems that we are ALL stretched and don't have a lot of extra energy to give to others as much as we may like to. This is truly a time where it is important to Nurture Yourself.

Self nurturing is the best gift that you can provide for yourself AND for others. Because when we are feeling at peace, rested, well hydrated, nourished and centered we have the energy to be a good listening ear for others or to just allow others the space they need to go through whatever they are going through.

We all want to help but now more so than ever before it is important to refrain from trying to rescue others, fix their problems or fill in their blanks. Actually we are insulting them when we attempt to solve it all, because we are robbing them of the growth and learning that is there to make them stronger and more importantly to bring them back to their Intuition and higher self.

Remember that when we face challenges, the best place to turn for nurturing is to Spirit, our Higher Selves, our Intuition. Life's obstacles are always Spirit calling us forward to a higher version of ourselves!

This week, instead of listening endlessly to the woes and problems of others, politely end the conversation and take some time to regenerate and nurture yourself.

Set the example for your friends and family of the calm, centered, focused person who goes with the flow and truly honors their own self care. It may be a bit of a challenge at first and feel like you are abandoning your friends but you are not!

The best way to nurture your loved ones is by allowing them to have their free will to choose and be responsible for their own happiness. And for you to take the time out to pay some much needed attention to yourself!
So indulge!

Mariana M. Cooper, Aha! Moments, Inc. Intuition Expert and Mentor. For more information, products and services go to:

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