Welcome to Day 2 of my 5 day Self Love Challenge!
Yesterday we learned the ‘8 Different Ways We Can Love’, with Self Love being at the top of my list.
Today, we will delve deeper into why Self Love is so important. 🥰
Self Love is about putting your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing first. It motivates you to make healthy choices in life, and to set boundaries for yourself. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you’re more likely to make better choices of people, places and things that nurture your wellbeing.
If like me you were never told “I love you” by your parents, nor received any physical affection such as hugs and kisses, you too may have developed a poor self-image.
As an adult, I found it difficult to receive love, and to give it. I’m still working on it. I’m still working on me, which is why I’ve invited you to join me!
I’ve been on the Self Love journey for 14 years. I started with a Self Love Deficit (in the minus); I had low self-esteem, didn’t believe in myself or my abilities, was a blocked Writer and Artist, and rejected the love I said I wanted.
I had to delve into my subconscious mind to see what was going on, so I could begin the process of self-healing. I discovered I wasn’t only suffering from childhood trauma, I was also carrying ancestral trauma, which had been passed down to me genetically (called psychogenetics).
Positive Affirmations helped me develop confidence and self-esteem. Inner Child work helped me gain the courage to ‘get out of the way’ so I could become a channel for the Creater and my ancestors to speak through. I learned how to meditate to control my negative thinking patterns, and Creative Visualization, which helped me to create books, art and poetry at an extraordinary level.
While I’m still not at the top of the gauge, I’ve come a long way!
Where are you on your Self Love journey?
A positive self-image isn’t based on your outer appearance, it’s based on how you feel about yourself within. Some people use outward props to feel better about themselves. There’s nothing wrong with looking good, in fact getting dressed up can make you feel better, but clothes and makeup are only taking care of your physical needs. You are a spirit living in a body. To really get to know and love yourself, you have to go within.
Doing the inner work is paramount to the journey. Tomorrow, we will do a meditation to release inner conflict, pain and trauma.
Despite all the inner work I’ve done, I discovered that childhood programming plays a big part in how we become as adults.
This is why it’s so important to make sure our children and grandchildren receive positive affirmations to develop Self Love in their formative years, and are not traumatized, so they don’t have to spend the rest of their life trying to heal.
Self Love is the best Love. It isn’t selfish, it’s self care. Self Love leads to self-worth.
Today’s Self Love task is to write a list of all the things you like about yourself. For example;
“I love the way I always bounce back when life knocks me down.”
“I like the way I have the ability to block out all negative influences and focus on my goals.”
“I love the way I’m able to accept my flaws and shortcomings, and not allow them to hold me back.”
Write your own list, then look in the mirror and give yourself a pep talk using this list. Re-mind yourself how great you are!
Today’s affirmation is: “I am whole, perfect, strong, perfect, loving, harmonious and happy!”
(This affirmation is from the book ‘The Master Key System’, and incorporates all eventualities).
Learning to love yourself unconditionally is the key to being open to receive all the things we say we desire. If subconsciously we believe we’re not worthy, not good enough, or not deserving, we will sabotage our own success.
Read Day Three: Find Your Self!
See you tomorrow for Day 3 of the Self Love Challenge, leading up to Self Love Day on January 8th 🥰
In your service,
Visual & Spoken Word Artist | Author | Blogger
Spreading LOVE through Creativity!
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