Self-Love is a vital ingredient for proper health. It allows ourselves to hear on a deep level what’s needed to gather support in a way where we can take action to fulfill it. Sometimes it may mean paying attention to our own truth and standing up for it. By becoming clear about our situations and listening to ourselves without judgment. We learn that honoring our truth is also a part of receiving well deserved self-love.
Loving ourselves can take many different forms. It might involve being gentle and kind by listening to that inner voice that speaks to us about better nutrition or taking a break from the news cycle. We feel better when we listen to that voice that says, ‘a little sleep would make you feel a whole lot better’. It might be something as simple as making ourselves a warm cup of tea or a special treat that reminds us that we are loved and nurtured unto ourselves.
It often involves having a sense of compassion towards ourselves. Compassion for oneself is a primary ingredient used to transform consciousness. With compassion we find forgiveness of past mistakes often with a supportive awareness to try again. Self-love builds a sense of confidence and wisdom that allows others to feel equally supported in our presences.
Compassion towards ourselves is a powerful form of self-love and when practiced becomes one of the best ways to teach others about self-love. Compassion is very powerful as it may also lead to a sense of self-forgiveness. In releasing the burden of expectation, we become patience and forgiving of others. Self-love is a transformational practice of healing.
Without self-love we cannot hope to evolve. It is the first gift we must bring to ourselves in order to fully understand how to love. Self-love let us care for ourselves compassionately understanding short-comings and encouraging growth. We can be much more loving to others as well when we are full of love already. Love is the highest form of consciousness.
How to cultivate self-love
Discover ways that make you feel loved, nurtured and cherished. Practice giving to yourself in this way.
Look into the mirror and say “I love you” “I appreciate you” “Thank you for taking care of me”
Give to yourself. Time to rest. Special care and pampering. What’s really needed?
Allow yourself to receive care understanding you deserve it from self or others.
Think kindly about yourself and others.
Forgive any hard feelings and let them go.
Appreciate yourself. Use positive self-talk.
Listen to yourself – heart open to receive insight.
Make a promise to support an area of change or growth desired. Work the plan.
Journal daily. Stay connected. Dream.
Focus, speak and affirm the things you love.