Thursday, December 12, 2013
Last week, I took a Level 3 Healing Touch class. Healing Touch is a form of energy medicine which I am incorporating into my nursing practice. Last fall, one Healing Touch practitioner told me that I wasn't grounded. She said that if I worked on grounding myself, I might be better able to lose weight. She reminded me that as a nurse, I am often putting others before me. The more I thought about it, the more it resonated with me. As the oldest daughter, as a wife, as a mother, as a nurse-I am always putting other people's needs above mine own.
I began to think about this and ponder it. I have started doing a daily meditation and chakra clearing. I began to find that if I skipped it, I began to feel out of control of my situation. One day, in particular, it was raining and dreary. I had this urge all day to just eat out of control and instead of doing that, I began to think about why I felt this way. I then realized that I hadn't done my chakras for several days and that I wasn't grounded. Thus, I have been faithful ever since.
Fast forward to last week- this instructor implored the importance of self-care and said to repeat after her, "After me, anyone can come first." At first, I laughed, as did everyone else. Then as she explained how we aren't helpful to anyone if we are no good to ourselves. So, that is my new mantra that I carry forward with me. "After me, anyone can come first."