Pouring Empty

As I’m sure many of you have noticed, I have not posted a blog in a few days. The reason is, I needed to rest. We all need rest, especially when we are involved in spiritual healing and energy work. I work on myself as much as I work on others to stay balanced and healthy. So the other morning when I went to refill my coffee cup and instead of pouring coffee from the pot into my empty cup, I found myself pouring from the empty cup into the coffee pot, I knew I needed some rest. Yet as always, I found myself analyzing this act and realized when we are completely worn out, when we have nothing left to give, when even crying requires too much effort, and food and drink have lost their appeal, when we are completely drained and are still trying to give and do for others, then we’re really just pouring empty.

And as the old saying goes, nothing from nothing leaves nothing. When you have nothing left to give and are still doing, you’re really not doing anyone any good. You’re just going through the motions, and while your intentions are pure, what can you really be providing when you’re drained?

When you allow yourself to rest, recharge, and seek help when you need healing, you are sending the message to yourself, other people and the Universe as a whole, that you respect and love yourself and expect the same from others. How you treat yourself is how others will treat you. Being good to yourself is actually setting a good example.

If you are pouring empty and need help refilling the cup, please email me at freefullife@gmail.com

Categories: Energy Healing, Health, Law of Attraction, Meditation, Mental and Spiritual Health, Metaphysical, New Age, Psychology, Self Help, Self Improvement, Sociology, Spiritual Energy Healing, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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12 thoughts on “Pouring Empty

  1. Here’s to an overflowing pot and cup — cheers!

  2. I so understand this.

    • Katrina

      I’m sure you do, hang in there honey, I’m sending you energy every day

  3. A sure sign … Glad you listened …

  4. great advice.

  5. Torch bearer, take good care of yourself! You sure light my path. Thank you for being you.

    • Katrina

      I’m fine, I’ve not posted it, but William is on crutches and I’m doing double duty around the house, its all good, he’s getting better and things will be back to normal soon, thank you for your kind words

  6. perfect phrase, pouring empty –

    totally agree, recovery / rest, is essential!

    i’ve written about how one can cross-train as a means of resting and recoving (in the creative field, it would be to do “other” different creative work, letting the “tired” portion rest), but…

    there is a point where we just gestalt-ly need to rest our whole being 😉

    your example with the coffee is also perfect, since most of us, on waking and becoming aware, are in contact with coffee very early on 😉

    what a timely useful article, thanks so much katrina

    • Katrina

      I often use the concept of using other creative abilities to rest, but as you said sometimes, we just need a day, thanks for reading

  7. I’ve found in doing my daily routine, at times, I have become exhausted and unable to continue with my tasks. When this happens, if I take quiet time resting and reading the Bible I find that I regain my strength and are able to continue on. It is just as you say… we ALL need rest from time to time.

  8. I need help. I feel empty, lost, useless

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