Self-Care Tip #247 – Find the relationship God has in your self-care. Be a friend to yourself.
Many of us are still getting bothered by the concept of “everything starts and ends with Me” from a Judeo-Christian perspective. The largeness of the Me is bothersome and takes up too much space. It seems to say that Me is bigger than God, Me is the Alpha and Omega and not God and that in the lap that starts at Me and comes back around to Me – God could be in that loop or not. It seems to say that Me gets the “glory” and not God. I agree. This all does sound ugly put this way don’t you think? And because I am a Judeo-Christian from the Western religions (although loosely at times when religion gets thick and boring), and because I love God, I don’t feel good implying that life is grand without Him. Ugh. Life is without Love from this perspective. Not grand. Ever.
Some of us feel better saying there is self-care, and then there is spiritual-care. They are different because spiritual care is coming to Awesomeness so greater than Me that all of Me worships and humbles myself to Him. Something like that.
From my perspective, I am really ok with saying self-care includes God or saying label them separate from each other – as long as they both come together. I am wondering what your thoughts are.
I know we have discussed this a couple of times before and if you want to reference some of those blog-posts, please see: Self-Care is Not unChristian, Set Your Self-Care Free, Emotions Don’t Have Intrinsic Moral Quality.
Questions: How does your spirituality, view of your Higher Power, and your religion intersect with your take on self-care? How do these views influence your action in self-care? Please tell me your story.
- No More Comfortable Christianity (daughterbydesign.wordpress.com)
- Should African Americans Follow Western Religions? (sacrificeofleadership.wordpress.com)