I have learned some pretty big things this crazy 2020. My intention at the beginning for the year 2020 was for “Radical Self Care “ and I had some pretty big plans.
Then the pandemic happened and I wasn’t allowed to be your hairstylist while our state was shut down. Then I had nothing but time to work thru my issues.
I started to realize I was feeling guilt for spending time on selfcare.
I used to just feel so selfish & had guilt surrounding me every time I decided to take a sauna or spend a day in bed or just do whatever the heck I wanted that was just for me.
I learned some coping mechanisms & now I don’t feel that guilt. Well, At least 90% of the time I’m guilt free. I still get that little voice every now and then telling me I should be doing something else.
What I did to get over this guilt feeling was getting in touch with my wooo-woo side. I really needed to break down the barriers & negative attachments in my subconscious mind. Bring on the crystals & incense and Reiki therapy!
I earned my level one Reiki certification this year.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is hands-on natural healing using the universal life force energy. the term comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. reiki, an abundant, gentle spiritual energy is not tied to any specific religion or nationality.
This gave me the energy tools to work on myself and to infuse myself & inanimate objects like crystals and even shampoo with positivity and reiki.
Maybe you noticed a difference in your salon experience? I’ve incorporated Reiki into my haircuts and the salon environment.
And so with that powerful healing tool, I was able to spend more time practicing self care rituals & healing.
Next on the 2020 Self care tour bus… healing my subconscious mind. By listening to hypnosis tracks at night while I’m sleeping and then also fresh upon waking in the morning I am retraining limiting beliefs and subconscious negativity.
So far these have been really helpful practices and you can find tons of information and free options to listen to and learn from on YouTube.
Please reach out to me if you would like the exact ones I’ve been using lately to quiet my mind.
Last but not least, I got into crystal healing. Having crystals all around the salon and house in strategic places with feng shui has really helped me with self-care and moving positive energy around the space.
Anyways, I hope that you can carve some time out in your life for self care and I don’t want you to feel guilty about it.
Remember, you need to love yourself first. I really appreciate you choosing me to be apart of your self care.
I love you, friend.
Naturally Curly Hair & Color Expert