Self Love….is it another buzz word?
Written by Keri Norley
SELF LOVE… Is it another “BUZZ” word? Is it a load of rubbish? Do you reach the holy grail? I mean for real… is it all it’s cracked up to be?
This concept of self-love is everywhere these days. And lots of people are preaching it. The question is… do they believe it to truly be possible? Do you believe it? Have you ever experienced it?
So what is it? Self- love?
It is not love driven by ego.
It is awareness of self. It is love for all parts of self… the beautiful and the ugly. It’s awareness that you are capable of the worst and also the best… and still loving you. It’s loving your body, no matter the size. It’s looking after and nurturing all levels of yourself… mind, body and spirit…
In my opinion… self-love is not a “buzz” word… but it can be… if you take it for it’s superficial experience. Saying you love yourself doesn’t make it the end of the journey. Generally speaking… it’s only the beginning. For many of you reading this, even doing that will bring tears to your eyes… if you look yourself in the eyes, in your soul and say it and truly mean it…
So what are 5 crucial pieces that are an absolute must in order to fall in love with yourself… deeper and deeper in love?
- Be willing to spend time with yourself.
- Have people around you to hold you to a higher standard. Fire the rest.
- Look at your mindset, the stories you are telling yourself, the stories that others told you and you believed… are they true? What do you want to think instead and STICK WITH IT.
- Be courageous. Have the deep conversations with people when it scares you. Be willing to go ALL IN to living an aligned life. Don’t go halfway.
- Forgiveness. Forgive yourself first. Forgive others who you feel have hurt you. Realise… your responsibility in the situation. Forgive yourself again.
And when you do these things… when you start to love time with yourself. When you are saying kind things to yourself… when you have the courage to go all in. When you stop worrying and truly surrender… when you forgive… when you do all this and more…
Something happens within.
A peace begins to take over. A peace that was not there before.
Your energy shifts. It goes somewhere you didn’t know existed. Somewhere you couldn’t go while you were beating yourself up, shaming yourself, loathing on you… thinking you were completely incompetent and inadequate… feeling unworthy and not good enough… in that place… you couldn’t, you wouldn’t allow yourself to vibrate at the level of love. You couldn’t receive it.
This feeling. The feeling of vibing high, joy, boundless love and freedom and abundance… it’s beyond words. It’s to be felt. And you will experience it different to me… but I can promise you… The feeling of infinite love and source energy streaming through, in the times when you allow it to… it’s worth every challenging part of the journey to get there.
So now… you get to decide… are you ready to completely and fully let go? To totally surrender to that which is guiding you…
If not… that’s all good. We are all somewhere on the path… and knowing your truth around it is the first step. Do you want to love yourself? Do you want to go deeper into this path? If so… what are you willing to do to take the next step?
And… if you are already on this path… and you are falling deeper and deeper in love with you.. congratulations… it’s a never ending, lifetime journey that will take the wildest twists and turns and it’s this path that will bring you to your deepest alignment to your soul’s purpose. And it’s this path that will have you healing yourself, those around you and the planet.
I invite you… to be willing to go further, deeper… on your path of love. It will change your life… every aspect of it.
Written by Keri Norley, “The Manifesting Queen” and creator of Business Manifestors Club and the Manifesting Mindset Bootcamp loves to help you create an epic life on your terms. She is passionate about ALL things manifesting and helping you live your life in complete alignment so that things show up with ease. She loves helping you to work through your mindset and uncover the blocks that are holding you back from being the person who gets to live your dreams. She loves helping you follow the signs to walk on your own path… to follow your heart and your soul’s purpose and alignment and to ultimately manifest all your deepest desires.
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This article first appeared in Issue #5 of the Maga Woman Magazine. To read more articles like this subscribe HERE