Soul & Heart blog
by Susanne Jonsson
Love for yourself.
What has love got to do with it? Most people find it hard to understand why loving yourself is so important. How do you feel about it?
Do you recognize yourself in any of this statements?
- I feel inadequate – with love for yourself, you know for certain that you always do your best. Nobody can expect more of you.
- I have no time – with love for yourself, you will change your priorities. Honestly – time is the only thing we have – the rest is a matter of priority.
- I don’t like myself – with love for yourself, you will learn to accept that you do love yourself, without feeling guilty.
- Everybody else is more important than I am – with love for yourself, you will learn that the most important person in your life is you, and that it is necessary to set limits. Learn how to say no sometimes by asking yourself: Do I want this? Can I do this? Will I have the strength to do it? – before saying YES. When giving yourself time to think, you will exclude things that will be too much for you, and gain energy for yourself and for the things you choose to say YES to.
- I find it difficult to prioritize myself – with love for yourself, you will change your priorities – because you are worth it!
- I am not taking up enough space – with love for yourself, you will learn to take up the space that you need – without disrespect to others.
- I do not like my body – with love for yourself, you will learn to love your body just the way it is – perfect in every way.
When in the process of creating or reinforcing the love we feel for ourselves, affirmations are the best tool.
An affirmation is a statement that you repeat to yourself, in order to create a new truth.
Affirmations actually work
We manage to convince ourselves that they are actually true - everything we hear enough times becomes true.
Most people have already...
Most people have already been using affirmations but in a negative way by telling him or herself that "I am too fat, too thin, too short or too long" or whatever you think you have for inaccuracies. So, that affirmations work - you know it already, now use them to create positive feelings instead.
You begin by letting your mouth tell your brain: "I love myself”. Having repeated this affirmation enough times, your brain begins to believe that what you say is true.
Your mouth and brain will go on repeating “I love myself” to your entire body.
When you have been exposed to the affirmation “I love myself” many times, your body and soul will be safe in the knowledge that you actually do love yourself.
Profound healing occurs.
The most efficient affirmation is the following:
I love myself! I deserve to feel great!
Repeat this three times in the morning and three times in the evening
– AND whenever you feel a need for it.
Your love for yourself will help you on all levels
Thank You For Your Interest
// Susanne Jonsson
Soul & Heart Journey School