Self-love. Love yourself.
For many of us just reading these words creates resistance in our mind. "I am not supposed to love myself" , "how can I love myself, when I am so…xyz (fill in self-loathing word)", "loving myself is narcissistic..." It can be hard to find self-love when you are used to an internal dialogue that is self-sabotaging.
We tend to block ourselves with self-sabotage of various sorts, and the internal self-hatred is a huge block we better tear down (I promise it doesn't serve us well in any way whatsoever!) So together we are going to start discovering and practicing self-love. For most of us it does´t come easily, and it takes time to let go of bad, old habits of self-hatred, so we need practice and dedication.
I am going to keep it simple today, because we can easily get bogged down in the details, but I want us to start the process of tapping into the power of a positive internal dialogue. I want you to challenge yourself to play the game, and even if you have to "fake-it-till-you-make-it," and even if it feels very awkward at first, a dedicated practice of self-loving exercises will eventually lead to yourself realizing, believing and knowing that you are in fact beautiful and oh-so-lovable.
The exercise is just a beginning step in the direction of discovering deep self-love which is simply a reflection of the truth: because you ARE BEAUTIFUL and OH-SO-LOVABLE. The truth is that you are AMAZING. I know that already, but if you have any doubts, it´s time to begin this practice. You are not alone.
So repeat after me (out loud or in your mind, it does´t matter, but you have to "say" or "exclaim" to yourself it, not just non-chanantly read it.)
I AM SAFE.
I AM FREE.
I AM BRAVE.
I AM BEAUTIFUL.
I AM WORTHY.
I AM AMAZING.
I WILL NO LONGER HIDE.
I WILL SHINE AND SHARE MY LIGHT.
Peace, love and aloha always,