You weren't born to lift others to the light, while you retreat back to darkness. You weren't made to embrace a martyr archetype just because you are a mother, sister, father, brother, friend, or leader in your community.
That defeats the whole point of why we are here. We are here to love. You can't participate in the practice of love, if your own soul isn't loved and appreciated by you.
We were made to be lifted WITH those we lift.
When you follow what actually makes you happy. When you heal your self-doubt, embrace your self-worth, and make YOUR self-care a priority, you'll find that you naturally become a beacon for bringing more light to the world and helping more people.
I say this with so much love in my heart and from personal experience.... Don't do it backwards by sacrificing yourself to make others happy. It doesn't work.
It's a two-step process: Start with YOU and then you'll be able to give from your overflow.
Ylonda (Soul Activist)
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