If there was one word to describe me, it would be ‘love’.
I am pure love, you are pure love. In fact, we were all born as simply love.
From the moment we take our first breath on Earth, all we yearn for is love. Love from our mothers, fathers, care-takers; those immediate relationships around us. We live as pure innocence, doing the things we love, subconsciously loving ourselves as the ego has not yet made us aware of otherwise.
As we grow, we continue to yearn for love and experience this in deeper ways. Love from other family members, relatives, friends, society, and perhaps intimate relationships. We begin to learn about the concept of taking care of our physical bodies, what love looks like, what it means.
The older we become, and the more ‘full’ our lives evolve into, sometimes we may forget that all we need is love. That love is the answer to everything. Our ego takes centre stage, we lose touch with our Higher Self, we become afraid to love, and sometimes even to show love. Love becomes complicated.
But love is simple. And it is powerful. It is a basic need that we all need to have fulfilled.
I am a strong believer in the power of love, and this love begins within ourselves.
Self-love is one of the most important practices we, as divine souls of the universe and physical beings, can do for ourselves. It is the root for a life of abundance, positivity, inner peace, and health. Self-love doesn’t mean being selfish- in fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you associate any negative connotations with self-love, now is the time to let go of them.
To truly love yourself, you must be in relationship with yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I promise, it is easier than it seems. Because only you can determine what self-love feels and looks like for yourself. It is simply about being in tune with your body, activating and listening to your intuition, honouring this temple you were given, and treating yourself with the respect it needs and deserves. Know that, from the moment you were born, loving yourself is your birthright. Feeling worthy of self-love is your birthright.
Self-love is a journey. It is a journey that I am still on myself, however the difference between now and my younger teenage days, where I temporarily lost touch with my Highest Self and was at my ‘lowest’ point of self-love, is that now I feel so much more connected with my physical and spiritual body. I have developed a deeper consciousness and connection with Mother Earth, the universe, and it is almost impossible for me to not love myself. I am getting better at mastering my inner critic, the ego, and not let it take centre stage. I understand my worth. I know that my time and energy are precious. I honour the Creator. I want to live to my greatest potential, to be the best version of myself, to fulfil my unique potential. And these are among the answers as to how and why I love myself.
When we truly love ourselves, accept ourselves, own our worth and live authentically, we can then love others. The only way to pour out more love into the world is by first filling our own cup. Self-love means we have the capacity to give, endlessly, what we already have so much of inside of us. We can share what we are overflowing with within. By loving others in greater ways- which includes forming deeper relationships, becoming more understanding, practicing patience, spreading kindness- we also allow ourselves to receive more love too. Just as we desired from the moment we were born.
Self-love also means that our hearts expand and we can give more love to our Earth. To natural creations, animals, living species, perhaps the air. When we understand the importance of nourishing our mind, body and soul, we would do the same to our environment too, nourishing it with acts of love because like our physical bodies, it is also our home.
Through the simple act of loving ourselves, we can create a ripple effect. Self-love gives birth to loving others and deepening relationships, which can expand to loving our Earth and all that is, creating a better and more peaceful world for all beings. When we choose love over fear, we live so much more meaningful and wonder-full lives. We appreciate every single moment and day, whether the moment be a high or a challenge. We live with positive energy which transfers onto others, and we become a magnet for more love.
Love is powerful, and love is the answer to everything.
Right now, ask yourself, am I living out of love or fear?
Mastering self-love does take time. I can say this for myself. And of course, I am by no means perfect, because no one is and that’s not what life is about. It is okay to feel brought down sometimes. It is okay. Simply bring yourself to the present, become aware of your thoughts, know that it is only the ego and not your truth, and start practicing self-love again. List why self-love is important to you, make another list of the things that mean self-love to you, and go for it. Love awaits.
Sending you all my love,