empowering your Self-Love
Self-love is one of the most beautiful things about life. It is a practice that allows you to dip into a bottomless well of warm nurturing love to guide you on your journey. Self-love begins with recognizing that you are responsible for your own well being, and that your self worth has been within YOU all along. Begin to take the steps to fall in love with yourself, to create relationships with your aches and pains, and to see the best in yourself the same way you would with a loved one.
Begin with mindfulness of your self-talk and self-criticism, try exercising support and encouragement towards yourself! Allow yourself to love your past, present and future, giving the child in you some care and pursue making peace with anything standing in your way of self-love. Self-love is about putting your wellness and happiness first instead of sacrificing them for outside validation or false priorities.
Make room for healthy habits, practice self-care and set healthy boundaries for yourself. Pursue the things your mind, body and soul need, rather than need! The chances that you exist and are YOU are literally impossible. You, my dear, are a miracle and temple that is worthy of self-love! Fall in love with yourself and all that you have been through, fall in love with yourself and let love guide your path of joy and happiness.
How to practice self-love
How can we explore self-love? Not only has positive psychology laid out a number of ways for us to practice self-love, but cultures all over the world have emphasized an active engagement with self-love!
Mantra & Pranayama
Repeat aloud, feeling the vibration of your voice empower the mantra through your mind and body:
"I love and accept myself deeply, all things are possible and I am filled to the brim with golden worth"
Deep breaths with audible sighs, letting go and adjusting your frequency
Sit upon the Earth (floor) and practice deep breathing with a 3-4 second inhale and a 6-8 second exhale to induce calm. Allow the mind to clear. Begin to reflect on the qualities and strengths that you love about yourself. Bring a moment to mind that you are proud of, and identify what it is about you that allowed that moment to happen. Begin to allow social norms and the desire to compare melt off and your inner tone towards yourself to shift.
You have the power of manifestation
In order to achieve something or create the reality you dream of, you must first believe you can do it. What stands in the way of creating abundance and happiness in your journey? YOU! In order to manifest the reality you desire, you must not only believe you can create it but believe that you are already living it!
So often, we are stuck in the past or too zoned into the future. However, the nectar of your journey is in the present moment, enjoying the journey as it is happening. When you practice mindfulness and bring yourself into the present moment, you are able to steer the ship of your journey! Finding yourself in the smile of a child, or the energy of a good song, or giggle with a loved one. In these moments, you have access to the ability to direct your decisions, interpretations and actions into alignment with the journey you want for yourself.
Positivity psychology shows us how to create and enjoy our present happiness through embracing our strengths. So, put down the social norm of modesty and become aware of what is makes you AWESOME! Think of your journey as a sailboat. Think of the holes in your sailboat as your weaknesses and the sails of your sailboat as your strengths. If you are only focused on finding all of the holes in your boat, you won't be able to ever ENJOY the breeze and thrill of sailing forward! So, bring your gaze up, apply some focus to your inner power and your strengths as the wind in your sails!
Ways to Manifest Your Journey
It begins with becoming aware of the journey you desire to live. Take a moment everyday to remind yourself of the purpose you want to fill and the reality you want to live and create! Believe and live your life as though all you desire is a reality, and you will attract the universe to make it so.
Repeat aloud, feeling the vibration of your voice empower the mantra through your mind and body. Take deep breaths with audible sighs, letting go and adjusting your frequency:
"I release any influences and energies holding me back and embrace that I am worthy of the journey I dream of right NOW!"
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