In a reality where there is always a plethora of energies swirling around at once… pressure, excitement, stress, pleasure, chaos and all occurring… It’s natural to feel overwhelmed sometimes.
If that overwhelm sits in the energy field long enough without being cleared, it’s possible for the overwhelm to turn into ‘freeze mode’, signaling the body that it is not safe to do or move. If sustained long-term, ‘freeze mode’ can look like procrastination and can turn into uncertainty, which uncertainty may solidify beliefs in the unconscious and subconscious of “I’m not good enough”, “I’m a waste of time”, “I’m not worthy”, and more.
If any of this resonates with you, or even a past version of yourself, I would love it if you kept reading.
See, the thing is that I can’t cure, heal or diagnose these possible beliefs or feelings you’re experiencing. But what I can do is share with you what I know from my own experiences, what I have studied and observed through many years as a Shamanic Healing practitioner and intuitive healer, and moreover what has helped me through the shadows of these beliefs.
And that is this:
You are not a waste of time.
In fact, You are your biggest investment.
It may sound silly at first but it’s true.
The human body your Soul is living in, and your Soul, too, is *literally* vital to your existence. Nothing else is certain or guaranteed in life except you.
Therefore, any time or energy you put into yourself is an investment.
noun: investment; plural noun: investments
an act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.
(via Oxford Languages)
Therefore, you are your biggest investment.
Most of us weren’t taught how to invest in ourselves though. Maybe a little bit, like learning how to make simple meals, drive a car, read, write (if that)… but nothing along the lines of how to invest our time and energy into ourselves properly so that we don’t: burn-out, accidentally harm ourselves or our well-being, stay stuck in the same patterns if we don’t want to, etc. Ultimately, we were not taught how to not give away our power. And definitely not how to set boundaries so that we can stay devoted to being our biggest investment while simultaneously living life in the modern-day world.
So take a deep breath with me.
Inhale and exhale fully.
It’s not your fault, my friend.
Now, with this knowledge, the bullet points below may be a great stepping stone for you on your journey back to living fully empowered.
Re-evaluate the time and energy leaks in your day where you may be giving your power away:
- To a certain person or people
- To technology + social media
- To thinking about the past, and replaying it in your mind
- To thinking about a situation you cannot control
- To holding onto dense e-motions (energy in motion)
- To changing yourself to fit into a mold or fill a role that needs to be played
When you begin to put time and energy into yourself, you see yourself as the ultimate investment, and you reclaim your power with confidence to own it.
When you are feeling out of alignment with this truth- of you being an absolute investment- I invite you to recite these mantras out loud to yourself, as many times as needed. You may also write them in your journal or express them to a sacred witness.
- Setting boundaries is necessary for creating the life I want to live
- Setting boundaries is a form of self-respect
- I feel safe to speak my truth and declare my needs
- I am devoted to loving myself deeply and fully
- The time and energy I spend on myself is an investment in my growth and evolution in this lifetime
- I am my first priority
- I am my biggest investment
My friend, you are the only thing that’s guaranteed about your life and that fact is a superpower. When you patch up energy leaks and return that energy back into yourself, miracles happen.
It’s never too late to start over. It’s never too early to start over. You are a miracle that can be reborn at any time.
You totally got this.
And, don’t forget, you are the investment.