Self-Care, Soul-Care and Loving Others
by Michael S. Tyrrell
March 2, 2021
Hey there Wholetonians!
What does God mean when He tells us in the second commandment to “…love your neighbor as yourself?”
Some people find it easy to love others and dive in selflessly with their time, money and affection to take care of others, but what about ourselves?
Let’s not skip over the power of those last two little words of Jesus’ statement.
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We need to include love for self in keeping with love for others, but we need to also be careful not to turn that into self-focus.
Because we were created by God and wonderfully made in His image, we are precious and of great value in His sight because our lives are a sacred gift from Him. God commanded us to be good stewards over all that He has made, and that includes us! There’s a healthy and beautiful balance when we care for everything God made, including ourselves.
That’s where self-care comes in.
Self-care involves eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise and getting enough sleep. It means working toward a balanced schedule of work and rest, productivity and leisure so that we can be healthy in mind and body.
Self-focus, however, is when the foot gets stuck on the accelerator and there’s no longer a good balance. Everything is me, me, me. We begin to obsess about what we want, how we feel and look, and it can even become damaging in our relationships because we expect others to work around what is best for us.
It’s selfishness, plain and simple. And it’s toxic. We don’t want that.
But there’s yet another component of self-care and it’s what I would call Soul-Care. This is where we nurture our relationship with God, loving Him and letting Him love us! Soul-care begins with taking the time to pause, remember and become aware of the great love of God.
Remember who made you. You are lovingly made by God.
Remember that He loves you and gave Himself for you.
Remember that He desires to have a relationship with you.
The Wholetones frequency that I believe awakens us and has a profound effect on our souls and emotions is the 741 HZ. I call this frequency the Great Awakening because many listeners find that it brings them to a heightened awareness of their spiritual life. In a word, 741 HZ helps awaken us to what transcends our preoccupation with our body and souls, awakening our spirit.
When we can love (or self-care and soul-care) ourselves the way we are meant to, we can love our neighbors as ourselves.
Talk to you soon, my friends. Until then…
Michael S. Tyrrell
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