The greatest journey we will ever undertake is the journey that leads us home to the love of ‘Self’.
We find it so much easier to love others, but to turn this beautiful energy onto, or into ourself is never achieved for many of us.
Why is this? Is it a case of feeling unworthy of our own love, or is it difficult to give our love to ourself because of conditioning from an early age as we were told that we were selfish or self centred if we gave ourself to much attention.
I believe that most of us feel a deep sense of unworthiness, so from that place, giving love to ourselves is not an easy thing to do.
So often we feel like we let ourselves down, so often through feeling ‘unworthy’ we step back when given an opportunity to step forward in life, and so often our self talk is berating, belittling, filled with anger and regret towards ourselves, filled with guilt and doubt
. Is it any wonder we cannot even begin to know love for ourself while carrying all this within us!
This is a changing world now, but the greatest change is happening within each of us as so many are willing to go on that ‘deep inner journey’ now and look at the parts of themselves that hold them back from knowing the love that is waiting to be realised.
We are in reality, beautiful ‘whole’ beings and this means that we are made up of every aspect and every emotion.
We are all of the shadow and all of the light and this plays out as aspects of us come up for acknowledgement, triggered by experiences around us in our everyday life.
As each aspect is felt by us and our awareness goes to this part asking for our love, it is in the acceptance of that part of ‘self’ that love begins to grow.
As we learn to monitor our thoughts, become aware of our feelings, and honour our emotions, we open to ourself on a new level, and through this new awareness we know our thoughts and feelings as energy, and that energy is felt throughout our body.
So kind thoughts, loving thoughts, gentle thoughts, fill us with a lightness of being, while heavier, denser thoughts drag us down in the depths of the shadow within us.
To simplify this… we feel much better when we allow positive thoughts to move through our minds.
We learn that forgiveness and compassion for ourself are deeply healing and bring us to a place of softness, and gentleness, while guilt and regret can hold us stuck in our life for a very long time.
We are ‘feeling’ beings, and so being fully aware of our feelings and knowing that this is our ‘inner guidance’ communicating with us, assists us hugely in moving in the right direction for our highest good in this life.
Since the earliest age we have been told by society and our peers, that we are mind driven beings, now we are realising that in truth we are heart centred beings and at our core we are beautiful beings of divine love.
So in coming to the knowing of this we are in actual fact coming home to ourselves as this energy of pure love.
‘Self Love’ is born from a deeply honouring place within. It asks us to put ourself first and foremost in making all decisions.
It invites us to find the courage to speak and act from a place of personal truth. It encourages us to live our life with conscious awareness for ourself, others and for all life.
Self love arrives through kind and gentle thoughts and words to self, it builds upon itself through the commitment to bring into balance, the mind, body and spirit, by giving each level of us balanced focus and attention.
By committing to time out with ourself, and filling this time by doing things that we love, we build a growing sense of deep inner connection, and as we allow ourself to feel and reflect… we get to…
You can read the FULL version of this article in our quarterly eZine, ‘Holistic Living Magazine,’ look for Edition 6 on this archive page. There’s many more articles about self love waiting for you too!
Janine Savient – The Heart Lady