How do you love Yourself?
This is a question I have been pondering quite a bit about actually. I touched based on it briefly before in my Self Love post and Unwrap the Gift of Love. How it was very hard for me to get in touch with my own higher being because of being in a few abusive relationships while in adulthood, being abused by my own parents growing up, and to having a few babysitter sexually abuse me while I was just a small child. It’s always been hard for me to love myself because I didn’t know how.
I’ve always felt that I was unworthly of my own self love because of that fact I was still in the victim category. Something would always trigger those emotions and I would be right back at square one, once again. I would put myself down and other’s around me down as well because of the way I was treated. I felt that it was ok to do that because I was treated that way as a child. I didn’t want to get out of that unknown box that I put myself in time and time again.
In 2012 I truly found myself on a different journey. I am very grateful for my exboyfriend. I say this with every fiber of my being because he treated me like how a WOMAN should be treated. He wasn’t like the assholes I dated before, and well, it did feel extremely weird. I didn’t get that at all growing up or in other relationships I have been in prior. During the time I was in the relationship he showed me how a family should be like. Kind, generous, and loving. I am sitting here in tears because of that loving emotion I still have for him because of this. Because he truly opened a door that I never want to be closed again. I’ve had my heart closed to so many people because I was afraid I would be hurt by it again because of how my past was.
Now fast forward to 2015. I can truly say that I LOVE ME. I LOVE ME all of ME, the good, the bad and the ugly. The gift that we have of LIFE itself is the greatest gift that way have and we should LOVE ourselves no matter what. When we are honest about ourselves and honest with ourselves that love does shine through. Remember NO ONE else can LOVE you like you can LOVE YOURSELF. But when you do love yourself, love will keep coming to you in more ways than you can ever imagine. It might come as a butterfly, knowing that you are transforming yourself in to that BEAUTIFUL person you know that you are. I found it. I know I have. Because I feel it. I not only feel it on the outside but I feel it deep within me as well and I vow that no one will take that away from me again.
Earlier this year I found my soul mate, I found my twin flame. Because I myself have learned to truly LOVE myself. I can honestly say it feels wonderful. It feels wonderful to know that I can love myself and would love to show you how you can LOVE YOURSELF too.
The first thing I learned to do is upon waking up, I say outloud or say it inwardly that I am grateful that I am alive and well. I am here to see another wonderful day. I than go and look in the mirror and really look at myself and say I LOVE every inch of me (even with my hair a mess and my teeth unbrushed). When you say it, something will change, and change for the better.
The second thing I do is close my eyes and see how I feel. I feel that loving energy that I am giving out to myself and to others. LOVE is and will be the most incredible gift that you can give yourself. It will make you smile, you know that smile that lets people know you are having fun, that you are truly happy with yourself. That’s the smile I am talking about. It will raise your vibration so much that you will attract other loving beings, things, and miracles. You will see the love in everything that you do.
The third thing I do is meditate. I meditate daily now. I through on youtube and I pick a meditation that feels right for me for that day or the situation I am in. I always tend to go back to the one I posted in Self Love, and I love to listen to Jason Stephenson.
The last thing I do every night is go over the days events and be grateful for them. Each and everything we have done throughout the day is a lesson we have learned to grow both spiritual, and in self awareness. I write in my journal about why I love myself for that day.
These are just some of the things on How I love myself. There are many ways of showing selflove find the one’s that resonate with you . Remember you are WORTH it. You DESERVE your own LOVE. No one else’s opinion matter’s but your own. He HAPPY in knowing that YOU CAN LOVE YOURSELF.
What are some of the ways that you love yourself?