This is one of those messages that I feel needs a bit of explanation and qualification.
"The Dock Of The Bay", a beautiful song by Otis Redding, evokes a calm, peaceful experience, simply sitting on a dock at the water, watching the ships and the tide come in and go out. And it's a message about taking some time for yourself to do something similar, to relax and let yourself be at peace.
Who has time for that, right?
I understand that, all too well. We're all very busy, and most of us don't have time to simply take off for the beach, or the park, or wherever, commune with nature and otherwise relax. We've got deadlines. Bills are due. Appointments, for us and our children, have to be kept.
I think all of that is kind of the point. You need to figure out a way to take some time just for you.
This doesn't mean blowing off work, shirking obligations and playing hookey from responsibilities. It means to make sure that you recognize that you are also important. You matter. And you should be on your to-do list.
Someone close to me showed me an image of an empty pitcher trying to fill empty cups. You can't do it. And you can't help anyone else if you let yourself get completely depleted.
Be good to yourself. Even if it's only a short to listen to a favorite song, enjoy a light spring breeze, watch a rerun of "Friends", etc. Give yourself permission to enjoy yourself, and to recharge and relax.
You can hear me read from this deck for callers on Psychic Tapestry's Love Show, with Toni DeMaio and Julia Hoffman, Friday's at 5:00pm (Pacific) on Blog Talk Radio!
I will also be giving readings with this deck at Myztic Isle in La Mesa, CA today from noon to 5:00pm. Get directions or make an appointment by visiting Myztic Isle's website RIGHT HERE!