My Vision For You This Season: Self-Love

My love, this world needs you.

It was a vital way to prove myself to the world, and it was only through external approval that my nervous system could relax and my mind, body, and spirit would know that I was safe.

When I couldn’t keep it crammed in anymore, I learned to constantly talk about how I was so overwhelmed by everything, a verbal buffer against actually feeling my feels.

I kept doing all the actions of self-care, but none of it made me feel deep self-love.

I put their wants and needs above my own, betraying and abandoning myself in this codependent morass day after day, caretaking others because it felt scary to fully take care of myself.

What I want so much for you to know, feel, think, believe is that you’re whole, perfect, healed, healing, healable.

It feels expansive, like a lightness, an ease in mind, body, and spirit.

I’m loved because I am love, and so are you.

I want to encourage you to begin the journey towards deep and powerful self-love, to start with one sweet word to yourself every day, to gently pull yourself back when you find yourself being anything less than kind to yourself.

The way you do anything is the way you do everything.

You get to choose to show up with love first, love forward, for the challenging things: the divorce, the death, the birth, the eviction, the cancer, the struggle, the strife, the hard things in this life.

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Victoria Albina, NP, MPH

Victoria Albina, NP, MPH

Victoria Albina, NP, MPH is a certified life coach, breathwork facilitator, holistic Nurse Practitioner and host of the podcast Feminist Wellness.