Self-Care as a Spiritual Practice

I am writing to you from Duck, NC where I am lucky enough to be spending five days (this is day 4) at a retreat with an amazing group of women.

The theme of the retreat is “self-care as a spiritual practice”. We know how important taking care of ourselves is, but it is not always easy to do. We are taking the time to meditate, do yoga, qi gong, art projects, storytelling and of course, eating good, healthy food!

This is a wonderful learning and sharing experience and I already feel a shift from being here.

Of course, I’ve been having to carve out time everyday for my studies and head to school at the crack of dawn on Friday. I am hoping that allowing myself to be here this week will allow me to arrive at school with a clear head and an open heart.

Soul Collage IMG_5621

We had to create a Soul Collage card after a meditation and this is what i came up with. I identified with the young girl as myself.

Landscape of the SoulIMG_5606

We had lots of materials to create a landscape that spoke to us and I chose the beach, because I loved it as a child, it reminds me of Scotland and it's why I live where I do today.

What are some creative ways you like to take care of your soul? Let me know in the comments below.