You’re the most important person in my life, but I have often hurt or neglected you. I’m deeply sorry. I didn’t mean to. I truly cherish who you are and who you are becoming. I now promise to choose you first, to love and honor you always. I will take care of you, with food and fluids and comfortable clothes, with play and with quiet. I will listen to your needs and your heart’s desires and I will not silence you.
I now promise to choose you first, to love and honor you always. I will take care of you, with food and fluids and comfortable clothes, with play and with quiet. I will listen to your needs and your heart’s desires and I will not silence you.
I want you to be seen and heard for who you are. I’ll be attentive to the places where you are tender and protect you from harm’s way, especially from shame and fear. But if you get hurt, I’ll help you soothe and heal. When you’re tired, I’ll help you find rest.
Before anyone else, I want to be your best friend and partner in this life. I will not leave your care to anyone else, even though I’ll delight in you being loved by special friends and by everyone. Together, we’ll show up wholeheartedly, we’ll read and write and hike and travel with friends, we’ll share our love and joy with the world and watch magic happen.
Me-rriage is a term that Christopher Witecki, a psychic astrologer has coined, referring to one’s relationship to oneself.
What’s your relationship to yourself like?
What would your me-rriage vows look like?
Even if this seems too cheesy, weird or challenging, please give it a second thought…sense into its essence. What can you take away from it for yourself?
What are you ready to commit to yourself today?
You can review and renew that commitment again and again, celebrating it each time.
** image is by photographer Andre Mouton.