Let’s allow the natural Love for ourselves to be expressed, it is important to have genuine connections with others so that we can get the things we need and help others, but it is equally important to connect with yourself.
Then, Love can reveal its beauty in all ways throughout each day.
Let’s take the very first action in self-love RIGHT NOW.
We are utilizing our ability to breathe at will in all different ways.
Our breath has been there literally our entire lives, changing as needed to the demand of compelling circumstances and flowing effortlessly when we are resting.
Taking multiple full and deep breaths every day is proven to change our bodies and minds for the better.
Great, so take in 5 full and deep breaths with me, holding it for a moment at the top and naturally exhaling, never pushing out your breath.
One inhale nice a big breath, expanding your belly and lungs as much as you can…. Hold it….and exhale gently with relief.
Two inhaling fresh oxygen that will be supplied to your bloodstream…. holding it to soak it in….and exhaling without any effort.
Three inhale, feeling rejuvenated and invigorated by this breathing…. hold it….and exhale quickly.
Four inhale, noticing how breathing comes naturally to you…. pausing to soak it in….and exhale any tension or worry.
And Five inhaling fully is an act of self-love…. pausing to feel this Love….and exhaling into complete relaxation. And allow your breath to flow at a pace without any effort from you now…
Good, by doing this, you prove you are capable of self-love.
Deep breathing increases the oxygen supply to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes referred to as the ‘rest and digest system.
By breathing deeply and often, you command your body to rest, relaxing and rejuvenating you.
This is self-love in its simplest form that anyone can do at any time of the day.
Now let’s honor ourselves by relaxing the mind even further. Notice now how your thoughts are rising in your mind, one after the other.
See them come and see them go. Some thoughts linger for some time, and some only come for a split second.
If you can focus, you will notice even smaller thoughts, such as describing the world around you or labeling the things in your surroundings.
Let your hearing become super alert now, and try to focus on some sounds around you. Maybe you can hear the sound of your breath……
Can you hear nature nearby?…… Or perhaps cars passing by…. or people talking with each other…. go from sound to sound, focusing on only one at a time….
Now stop focusing on any sound in particular and allow all of the noises around you to come in equally, and when you hear them, they almost act as tiny waves of relaxation, calming your mind…..
now, if you could stretch your senses even further, perhaps you can become aware of the silence between the sounds, or as I like to call it, “the canvas of the sounds.”
This is the invisible fabric that sound lays upon and travels along. Just become aware of the silence in between the sounds now.
Good…Your mind relaxes when you activate your senses on command.
Humans have the unique ability to visualize, which allows for creating all kinds. So, let’s use the power of your excellent visualization abilities to induce self-love.
Make sure your eyes are closed and begin to imagine yourself full of an abundance of self-love.
See yourself now, choosing healthy foods and cooking at home, so you know all of the ingredients you are putting into your body.
Vividly see yourself eating well. When you eat well, see yourself enjoy these moments, and you feel the nutrition these choices bring you…
Imagine now you have a strong will to avoid junk foods and unhealthy drinks. See yourself confidently saying no to all these things; you feel very proud now when you avoid eating something harmful…… perfect.
Eating healthy is an essential component of self-love. Visualize yourself now, entirely at peace.
You can imagine yourself in a place you love, making you feel peaceful. Perhaps on the beach, in a forest, or snuggled up in your room.
Whatever brings you comfort, vividly see yourself in this place right now, and allow these feelings of peace and tranquility to arise in your body. The more details you can add to this image, the better.
See the colors brightly…. feel the sensations of your surroundings…. notice how you look here, what kind of expressions are on your face….
Be here in this place of complete peace for a few moments longer.
Good. Another form of self-love is observing your mental chatter.
To have great self-love, you must expand the good things you feel about yourself and challenge any negative thoughts as soon as they arise.
So, hear yourself saying, “When I fully love myself, I can fully love others.
There is a great stillness that comes when I meditate. Each day, I allow my Love for myself to grow more and more.
I honor myself by allowing peace to rise in me. Deciding to love me unconditionally, no matter what happens, feels lovely.
I get to know myself fully when I use mindfulness techniques. My self-esteem grows along with my self-love. I love and accept everything about myself; I find peace by using my imagination. Today, I love myself even more than yesterday.
Genuinely loving myself brings me peace. The more I love myself, the better my entire health. I love every moment of my existence. Every part of me that makes me who I am is encompassed with Love.
I have unconditional Love within me that overflows in abundance to those around me.”
Great! Now gently open your eyes, take a fresh breath, and know that whenever you Love yourself, you will find Love.