Theme for May: Open Up to New Possibilities

What happens if you stand in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye and say, “I love you”?

Do you squirm, look away, or feel self-indulgent or silly? Or do you experience a sense of peace, a feeling that you deserve the same care and compassion you give to others?

Claiming self-love can be a challenge in a world that teaches us 1,000 ways to criticize and analyze ourselves daily. (“Uh-oh…where did that cellulite come from?!”)

Opening yourself to possibilities, though, has everything to do with loving yourself, cellulite and all. Nothing shuts the door in the face of creation faster than un-self-loving beliefs like, “I’m not good enough. I don’t deserve to be happy. I never do anything right.”

What are your beliefs about loving yourself? Journal about any or all of the following statements that resonate for you in some way.

• I need to be perfect to be lovable.

• I can forgive myself for being imperfect.

• Saying “I love myself” sounds conceited or self-absorbed.

• I am who I am for a reason, and I celebrate getting to know the real me.

What insights emerge from your journaling? In what ways do your beliefs limit or support you in creating your heart’s desire?

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