Soulcare from Magpie Girl (via Pixie Mama)... *8 clues that I am not standing in my own power. The warning signs that help me recognise I need to change my approach.
1: Resenting the need to move to do something. ;)
2: Thinking that if only I had *this*, or did *that*, everything would be perfect.
3: Either not feeling like crafting, or not feeling like doing ANYTHING except crafting (ie crafting at expense of eating and sleeping = avoidance)!
4: Saying "should" and "ought" a lot.
5: Startling at physical contact - when I'm out of energy, low, or frustrated, I get a violent gut reaction to touch.
6: Saying "I don't care!" or waiting for other people to tell me what to do.
7: Not wanting to eat, not being able to think about food or plan what we will eat. Usually resulting in junk food.
8: Looking to screens for answers or distraction. That blasted refresh button!
So, my rescue plan for when I start to spot the signs... :)
- WORSHIP (and prayer, but most importantly worship ie taking the spotlight off me onto Him - or Her, ok folks, I don't believe God has gender, so sue me for using the traditional gender pronoun - right, overthinking this, sorry.)
Yes, some of you will probably wonder why I list prayer and worship as tools for standing in my own power, but the truth is I don't believe in self-help, and there is nothing like hearing myself say, "Lord you are God, I am nothing" to realise the contradiction in allowing myself to believe that I am unworthy when He has made me and declared me worthy! It's only when I give God His true place that I can see myself as His child. It is only when I hear myself going over and over sin He has forgiven that I can tell myself to shut up and stop the prideful self-flagellation.
- Touch the earth. Get out into the daylight, walk barefoot, plant something, find water, let the breezes blow the cobwebs away.
- Get down on the floor with my children.
- Write write write!