From 365 Days of Angel Prayers
by Shannon Crow
Today, may I find time to nurture myself as easily
as I care for the creations, children and beings in my life.
May I see my basic needs as a priority,
water, nutrition, breath and sleep, and know that I am worthy.
When I open to receive love, energy and time,
those that I care for and the life work that I serve will benefit.
I am doing my best in this moment.
It is enough. I am wonderful exactly as I am.
May I be gentle with myself and see my “mistakes”
as a way to learn and grow.
Mother Earth supports me with each breath.
Inhale, visualize the unconditional love
of mothers of present, past and future,
and fill up with the love and support needed
for challenging moments.
Exhale, release doubt, criticism and fears,
and ground into the present.
Allow me to feel that I have the answers I need,
filtering other’s advice through my heart.
May I stay connected to whom I am.
May I ask for help and nurture the mothers around me.
Wow it is such a beautiful poem, and great reminder. I’m the worst for self nurture, but getting better at it now
Thanks for your comment and your honesty Linda. I think we all can learn a bit more about self-nurturance. I have a journal that is specific to that now – just for writing down the positive moments, plans that get me excited and nurturing lists.
Shannon this is , simply put, beautiful and honest and true- just as you are- When I met you 6 (?) years ago I knew you would follow your heart and do great things- keep being that person- you are an inspiration! Loving you and Canada and Justin Trudeau today! XXOO
Thanks Kris! What a great time we had when we first met! Dancing and celebrating and exploring Mexico and I remember some of the talk was about nurturing mothers and how challenging that role can be. Krista was so open and honest in sharing and helping and then Alison performed “Dancing Into Light”, which made me cry tears of healing for me and all mothers! Thanks for reminding me of this!
Lovely nurturing Mama poem, Shannnon. Thank you for sharing it. Livjot Kaur, Victoria BC
So wonderful to hear from you Livjot. Thanks for your kind comment!
Very nice words that fully make sense to me as I embark into motherhood, I give from the bottom of my heart, unconditionally, my very best…I need to remind myself every day to nurture myself as well. Some days I do, some days I don’t… Here is a mantra I created for me and Arthur that helps me any time I or he needs: “I’m sending you healing vibrations, love and compassion, health and strength, peace and joy”. Shannon you are an inspirations, you do and create so much, I am glad to be part of your community.
Julie you are an inspiration as you dance and breathe. I see how much you nurture those around you. Your mantra is beautiful!
<3 beautiful poem and beautiful reminder. Thank you so much for sharing and congrats on being published, that's awesome! 🙂
Thanks Donna for your kind comments. Hugs!