III Peret 14: The Day of Making Health and Long Life
In a world as fast paced as ours, it is easy to forget to take time for ourselves. We have so many responsibilities – making money, paying bills, caring for family members, keeping informed on current events – that our own well being is sometimes the last priority.
Today, make yourself your first priority.
Take care of your body. Feed your ka. Check in with yourself.
If you have a medical need, try to make that appointment. If it’s been a while since you had something frivolous that you love, now’s a good time. If you think that there’s something you can do to better your quality of life, start moving toward it.
Self-care comes in many forms. It is going to be different for everyone. Some people self-care by stopping, and just letting life be. Some self-care by keeping a structure that defines their days. Some self-care by eating candy; some only eat foods they know will be good for their health. Some people need reminders to take care of themselves.
Today, I plan to go to work, and to come home and honor myself. Magic accompanied by practical action: making medical appointments, accompanied by a heka to “make health and long life” with Sekhmet. Offerings of my favorite foods, to myself. Affirmative statements arranged to by a hymn, to myself. Dressing to the nines, because that is what makes me feel good. Spending time with my temple family, because they make me feel good.
How do you self-care? How do you feed your ka?
You can see more of our discussion here, on tumblr.
“Worshipping Yourself,” by The Twisted Rope.
“Making Health and Long Life,” by Sobeq.
My tumblr tag for this holiday.