No I didn’t miss spell for once!
This phrase has been going around in my head for a while so I looked it up, and although we usually associate alms with some sort of charity help for people who need it the word ‘alms’ evidently comes from the old Greek word ‘eleemosyne’ which means compassion or pity.
I’m going for the compassion meaning!
Being compassionate towards our own amygdala-insula, or our parts, or ourselves (or all of those) is a much better idea.
I think my call to Alms includes self compassion; as in the compassion meditation.
Also charity towards ourselves, as in the other meaning of alms; so it includes pacing, self care and self love.
With pragmatism as an extra spice to the mix; accepting what we cannot change, accepting whatever happens, dips and all, and continuing to GP as best we can.
So let’s send out our call to alms and join each other in self compassion, charity and pragmatism.
Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)
10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.