Who needs Soul Care?
We all do, in my humble opinion!
As a person who has been working in the field of social justice for all of my professional life, I need it.
It was easy for me to put my emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health needs aside so that I could focus on helping everyone else.
I was taught that service is noble, and that I should do it with disregard to my own needs. That I should always put others who are in need first.
The result of that mis-prioritizing ended up being 15 years of chronic pain (migraines, low back nerve damage and inflammation, neck and shoulder tension). However, that was my journey, and I don’t believe that it has to be that painful of a journey for everyone.
SoulCare means making time, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves, to get in tune with what our needs are, to tend to those needs, and to foster a level of wellness many of us have never known because we have been consumed with tending to the wellness of others.
Then, we can be more knowledgable about how to fill our wells, so to speak, regularly so that we may provide service from those wells just as regularly as we fill them.
This is the cycle of giving. The true cycle that social justice warriors rarely practice because we don’t exactly know how to.
If you’re ready to teach yourself how, and ready to uncover your inner wisdoms, let’s talk!