Nurturing Thurs – Unbecome



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Crowing Crone Joss


What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!



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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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19 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Unbecome

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  3. Wonderful nurturing post, Becca. Sometimes, getting down to the clay and molding a new person can help us become who we really are or want to be.
    I’m in a LOVE state of mind. Love is a healer especially if accompanied by great support and hugs.
    Namaste ….
    Isadora 🙏


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  5. Wendy says:

    Reblogged this on Ramblings and Musings and commented:
    Great post that I had to share as I am “un-becoming”, and realizing who I am to my mother, and why what she thinks does not define me. Thanks Becca for another great thought provoking piece.


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  7. And what a wonderful relief that is! 🙂


  8. Meg Evans says:

    I had the same topic in mind on Tuesday, but ended up writing something else instead! Anyway, here’s my entry for today:


  9. Ok today you are quoting the Beatles? Intentional or not they are words I hold dean and want to more toward.
    Happy Nurturing Thursday ❤


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  11. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, here is my link:
    Your quote is great, I’m trying to simplify everything, and focus on minimalism, so I can pay more attention of what is important, don’t be distracted with so many things around.


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  13. This often makes me think that we spend the least amount of our life, being a child, and the most amount recuperating, so to speak, from our childhood!


  14. Wonderful quote. I think that shedding our “human” and embracing our soul is not only the journey it’s the destination.


  15. Reblogged this on Effervescent Francois! and commented:


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