Let’s talk about love.
One day a client came to see me for an energy healing session. She didn’t want to focus on anything specific so I proceeded, as I normally do with first-time clients, to clean out her chakras.
When we got to her heart chakra I noticed how small and hard it looked. Unbeknownst to her, she had closed down her heart chakra to protect herself from other people and was feeling insecure, and vulnerable, lashing out at anyone who questioned her authority in everyday life.
The deeper I looked into her chakra, it became clear she didn’t love who she was. Any love she was able to feel was projected outward for other people, reserving little to no loving thoughts or actions for herself.
Her opinion and view of herself became based solely on other people’s comments or actions toward her. Over time, her chakra became affected and she was feeling disconnected to life.
We’ve all been in a place where we’ve based an action or decision on other people’s thoughts, comments or judgments. It’s practically basic human nature…
...but it doesn’t have to be.
The more we learn to accept ourselves–and others–for who we are, the easier life becomes. Releasing expectations about who we are, who were supposed to be and learning to be comfortable in the moment even if it feels completely unsettled.
This is the goal: To become comfortable in uncomfortable moments. Life is full of them and the best way to relax is through self-love.
You are perfect just as you are now. Right now.
When you read those words, how does it feel? Does it resonate true? Does it feel like a lie? Say it like this: I am perfect just as I am. How does it feel?
Take a moment to sit with yourself.
Take a deep breath in. Feel your breath expand throughout your whole body–from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers, to the bottoms of your feet and toes–as you inhale. As you exhale, imagine your breath moving out the bottoms of your feet and into the Earth like a strong gust of wind. Repeat until you feel calm and relaxed.
Now take a moment to check in with your body. Place your hand on your heart, close your eyes and ask your heart what it needs. There are no right or wrong answers here. Trust whatever thoughts, colors, sounds, words, songs, etc. that come up for you.
Everything you could possibly need is inside of you at this moment.
Return to yourself
Every morning, wake up and ask yourself how you need to be loved. Allow yourself be loved.
Every day, invite yourself to deviate from your usual schedule to go play. Get your nails done, grab a cup of coffee, take the scenic route home, or simply allow yourself to fully enjoy procrastinating instead of making yourself feel guilty for having fun.
Life is full of small moments. Every effort you make to fill yourself up with love is worth it.
My client later reported back how well she slept the night of her session. How in-tune she became with life. She started speaking up for herself from a place of love instead of insecurity.
You can create massive shifts in your life when you follow your desires. Giving in to your needs. Breaking free from your normal to explore the life you’ve secretly dreamt about.
You are love. Let yourself be love.