We are taught that it is selfish to want what we want. That it is inconsiderate to create self-sustaining boundaries. That our thoughts and opinions are only welcome if they conform to, rather than deviate from, the norm. That it is better to “go with the flow” than speak our truth. That we must nip and tuck those bits of ourselves that others find troublesome or displeasing.
Pardon my French, Beauties, but screw that.
Each of us is here to play our unique role in the cosmic dance. When we deny that role to please others or to conform to the will of our shame, we spit on the sun of our souls and deny the universe her unique grace. I truly believe that the world wants us to align with the joyful delight of our personal genius, and the only way we can do that is by listening to the clarion call within before we defer to anyone or anything outside of us.
That’s why I’m inviting you to serve yourselves. Serve yourselves so you can serve others by proxy. It feels so good. If you’re in doubt, I challenge you to try it.
During the month of November, I answered a call by esoteric enthusiast Mitch Horowitz to devote myself to all that was nourishing, sustaining, and enriching for 30 days. This burst open a portal to delight that I was hardly expecting, and that portal made me realize how much I’d been ignoring my need for gentleness, lightness, and play. Once you realize that you truly deserve to feel good, your life changes in wonderful and exciting ways. I want to nourish and support that change in you, if you want it. I want you to feel as good as I’ve been feeling.
If you’d like to cast this simple spell, do the following:
On a piece of paper, write “I devote and dedicate myself to all that is nourishing, sustaining, and enriching for thirty days.” (This is the exact phrasing that Horowitz used, but you can switch it up to your liking).
If you’re of the witchy sort, you may charge and activate your commitment in sacred space (get guidance for crafting a sacred space here).
Set your commitment somewhere where you’ll see it every day. For deeper impact, make sure you read it a few times each morning for the whole month. If you’re able to do this, you will see transformation!
Depending on where you are in your journey, making this commitment may feel like a gentle nudge or an anxiety-flooded trust fall. Let me remind you that it’s okay to be afraid as long as you don’t let fear steer your ship. It’s okay to have doubts as long as you don’t let those doubts keep you from the joy, expression, and creativity that is your birthright.
So Much Love, and May You Serve Yourself Well!
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