I wear a necklace around my neck that says “with me”. People are constantly asking what it means, so here it goes....I traveled alone internationally for the first time about 7 years ago. While in Spain I met an incredibly wise person who shared (in broken English) “no matter what happens in life, who you lose, people coming and going, I will always be “with me.” I will always have me to lean on; if I am mentally sound and internally happy with me, I can fully give back and share myself.”
I didn’t see this as “I have to do everything myself” but rather as “I can’t pour from an empty cup.” If I take care of and nourish my soul, do the work internally to ground myself in humble happiness, joy and gratitude, I can fully give back to others.
I am forever grateful for the time spent on a random bench in Barcelona having this sound and wise conversation with someone I like to call a soul friend. The universe is incredible and really places the perfect people and messages in front of us at the times we most need them (we've just gotta pay attention).
Time with me on this rock, climbing up barefoot, feeling the cold earth under my feet was exactly what I needed to fill my cup and reground my soul. Forever an adventurer and creator of energetic magic