The first person any of us learns to love is ourself. And that’s how it should be, even if many of us forget how to do that somewhere along the way. Yet, how can we expect to show love for anyone else if we do not first love ourselves?
So many of us think of love as an abstract “thing.” Love is not a thing; it’s an action! We need to make it a part of our conscious thought.
Also, we live in a culture which is harsh, judgmental, and narrow-minded, which causes so many of us to stop loving ourselves. Everyone has had a time when he or she felt less than, or imperfect. This becomes a snowball effect where we gradually put ourselves down all the time. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and unconditional love of self is the basis of all healthy relationships.
Love brings you face to face with yourself. It`s impossible to love others if you don’t love yourself ~ John Pierrkos
Start by simple affirmation of self. You are you… and that is good enough. Develop a mantra that works for you. If you feel comfortable talking to your reflection in a mirror, do that too.
You were created to develop your full potential and do great things. Gradually squeeze that critical self-talk out of your life – whether it’s your own voice, a family member’s, or that of your boss, it needs to go. Repeat positive things and positive things will start happening. The more positive you are, the more positive energy you will also create.
It can also be helpful to create physical representations of this energy. Keep an affirmation journal and every day list ten things you love about yourself, or that you are grateful for.
Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you ~ Steve Maraboli
As for the negative thoughts, write them down and then burn them. This is very effective, for then you are releasing this energy to the universe. It’s not on you anymore!
When we develop a healthy love of self, amazing things can happen in our lives. We can start to engage in better relationships with others, romantic or otherwise. We have more energy. We’re able to get through our day without stress or worry. Isn’t that what everyone in our tired and over-medicated world wants? What if we really didn’t need therapy or drugs to fix a problem that starts with us? We don’t!
| PsychicAccess.comMystic Shelley is a Psychic Medium. She has been reading for over 15 years helping and guiding people. She uses my 8 spirit Guides during her readings. She reads in the area of love, relationships, career, money and all matters of love. She will give you only honest and direct answers. Get a reading with Mystic Shelley now at |
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