What does the word wealth mean to you? Our automatic response tends to define wealth as having lots of money. However, wealth can also be abundance, prosperity, and generosity.
In contrast, the opposite of wealth is lack. Are you lacking in any of these areas: confidence, relationships, satisfaction, serenity, or deep fulfillment?
We are only able to genuinely give when we ourselves have been properly nourished.
Women we have a tendency to put everyone else's needs above their own. If we take a few moments for ourselves, we feel guilty or like we are not doing our "job." As loving conscious partners, mothers, sisters and friends we MUST meet our fundamental needs. It's as simple as putting the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping anyone else. When our needs, wants, and desires have been met, we are able to lovingly and purposely give back to those in our lives- family, friends, community, etc.
Here are three daily practices that will fill your well:
The beginning of the day and the end of the day seem to be two times where rituals and habits can easily be formed. What if when you wake up every morning your first thoughts are of gratitude and love? Before you place your feet on the floor to get out of bed, set your positive intention for the day. Something as simple as "love is patient, love is kind. I am patient, I am kind. I am love."
Why not add a little self-care into your morning routine? Roll your foot on a massage or tennis ball as you are brushing your teeth to loosen up the muscles in your feet and get the blood circulating throughout your body. In the shower, thank your legs and feet for being strong and powerful; for taking you from place to place with beauty, strength, grace and ease.
Throughout the day remind yourself to breathe deeply, fully, and consciously. Mindful breathing brings you back to the present and enables you to stay connected to the moment. Take a few minutes each evening to remember the things you said or did that made you proud that day. Thank yourself for having a connection to the divine and for following your intuition.
When we begin to see all the riches in our world and all the things we are grateful for, then we are far wealthier than money could ever provide. When you fuel your internal fire with deep and worthwhile riches, when you are generous to yourself and others, when you are fulfilled, YOU are the definition of wealthy.
Natalie Sager is the Modern Hippie Mama with HeWeLoHa Wellness. HeWeLoHa is a groovy acronym for Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness. Her mission is to educate, inspire and empower Mama's to take control of their health, which then has a ripple effect on their family, friends, community, and beyond.