Leaning to love myself…. this has been the theme now for about a week, I have drawn some amazing things to myself so that I may know myself better.
As I opened my emails this morning and received the Morning Blessing, what do you think the message was LOL Yep you got it and best yet it gave me an insight as to how to bring self love forward for myself.
Learning to celebrate myself, instead of looking for validation outside of myself. When we seek it outside that really is giving us the awareness that we need to go within.
So I would like to share this with you and just notice if you feel a resonance….
When was the last time you celebrated yourself? When was the last time you toasted to all that you have accomplished? Do you say, “Thank you” or “Alright, you did it!” to yourself on a regular basis? This is not a small thing to be taken lightly. All the books say to celebrate your accomplishments, but they don’t say this it essential to feeling joy and success. When we don’t celebrate our success we are letting it die. When it dies it takes a small piece of us with it. Yes, I mean when we don’t say, “You go girl!” or “Great job!” it is like we are ignoring our progress, our work and our efforts. When we ignore them, it’s like they didn’t happen. It’s like our efforts have gone unnoticed.
Often, instead of giving ourselves credit, we look for validation outside. We want it from our clients, parents, teachers, spouses and even our children. We feel like they don’t appreciate us if they don’t value our accomplishments. In Science of Mind we learn to acknowledge ourselves so I say whenever you are looking for outside validation, take it as an opportunity to give it to yourself instead.
Whatever you wish “they” were saying, say it to yourself! Just think, you can tell yourself . . . good job, you’re brilliant, or I would hire you in an instant and pay you lots of money! Wouldn’t it be powerful to give ourselves the validation we seek outside? Hey, we talk to ourselves all the time, but often the words are not validating or loving. It is a skill you already have and use for others. Don’t you think it’s time you use it for your own good and not evil!
All the time you have spent seeking validation, praise, acknowledgement or love from outside, it has been within waiting to be tapped. It is inside you in abundance just longing to be accessed. Know that when you are looking for acceptance, reward, acknowledgement, etc. from others it is a sign that you are feeling empty and it is a sign to fill yourself up. Take the promptings as a signal to do self-care, to take time to celebrate, to pause and ask yourself why you are so great. What would it feel like to be that powerful on behalf of You?
Pretend you are coaching yourself. Pretend you are your own client; pretend you are your child. Ask, “What would I say to them?” Then just say it to yourself!!! Just imagine what it would be like if you never were longing for someone else to say, “I am so proud of you!” or someone else to say, “Good Job!” or someone else to say, “I love you.” How powerful that would be!
Bask in your own greatness! You really do unwittingly surpass the little box you put yourself in –
This is not ego, if you think that…think again and feel your way through it…..could that be monkey mind telling you that you are less then? Perhaps that part of you just does not want to get in the back seat and allow your heart energy and the light of self to slip into the drivers seat.
Just a thought I wanted to share with you on my travels of self discovery
With Love & Light