When I owned my nutrition store, getting out of town always sent me straight into overwhelm. So, I came up with simple questions to make departing easier, that I thought you might find helpful as well…
~What do I really need NOT to be doing right now?
~What can I let go of?
~What can I simplify?
This week my husband and I are on an annual glamping (camping in comfort) trip to beautiful Cannon Beach Oregon with friends, dogs, kids and loads of sand and unlike years gone past, departure was so much easier than those days when I thought EVERYTHING had to be done before leaving.
My way of simplifying is to share the poem below, that so powerfully describes Sacred Selfishness™, written by Shiloh Sophia the founder of Intentional Creativity®. It’s powerful!
To Be Glorious
Today, I choose myself.
I choose to be the Queen of my own domain.
To name myself as the one who governs my life.
I shall not wait for the approval of others.
I will act on my own behalf and inner knowing.
I choose to listen to this great heart within me.
To honor what it wants, needs and longs for.
I shall no longer allow the sacred parts of myself
to feel worthless, fragmented and isolated.
I choose to take up space in this Universe.
To inhabit this vessel of self, which is my holy temple.
I shall not keep my gifts hidden any longer
or allow fear to keep me from my greatness.
I choose to be as wonderful as I truly am.
To explore just who I might be, after all these years.
I shall not judge myself for where I have not
journeyed yet, or the ways I have been untrue.
I choose to forgive myself and release the old stories
to make space for new stories, legends even, to emerge.
I shall not forsake my dreamings and visionings or allow
others ideas to crowd my own. I will think my own thoughts.
I choose to fall in love with who I am, as I am, right now.
To embrace the messy and the marvelous within me.
I shall not diminish my light, one day longer. Hear me now.
I release the shadows. Open hands. Open heart. Whoosh.
I choose to see myself, and to be seen by you, too.
To find you and dance with you and let you know I see you.
I choose to see myself as whole, holy, worthy and wildly me.
And Oh! So much more than enough. I choose to be outrageous!
Being glorious is not a default. It is a choice. Hear me now.
Are you ready for this? I am. Today, I choose myself.
I choose to be glorious!