How to Love Yourself
This is John Culbertson from MysticJohnCulbertson.com and this is your mini spiritual lesson for October 2nd, 2018.
Our topic this week is experiencing romantic love.
Today’s tip: Love Yourself
One of the first principles in metaphysics is the concept of self-love. Self-love is said to be very powerful in healing. This is true regardless of if you’re talking about physical healing, mental healing, or the all-important emotional healing.
Self-love is also important when it comes to finding and allowing the self to experience romantic love too. If one is not capable of loving the self it will be very difficult to accept and embrace love from another.
So how does one love the self?
There are three things you can do starting right this moment that will demonstrate self-love in your life.
1: While looking at yourself in a mirror say out loud “I love and accept myself, just the way I am, for who I am and it’s not my business what other people think of me.” This is a modified version of a powerful affirmation that was first used by Louise Hay and it goes deep into the soul and begins the process of unblocking the many pains that clutter the heart-center and subconscious mind. What’s more, as you say this you may hear a voice in your head which tells you why it’s not true. This is important to focus on – for whatever that voice is saying will need to be confronted and dismantled in a positive and calm manner.
2: Set aside one to two hours for your own self each and every day that is just for yourself. I know. Many people will complain that they don’t have the time or ability to do this. The truth is, we always make time for the things which are truly important to us. In fact, it’s possible you’ve even said this to someone in the past. Consider this – If you’re not making time for yourself you are, in essence, saying to yourself – “I simply am not important” or “I am not as important as this other person or situation.” The time you set aside for yourself should be spent on doing what you want, like, and enjoy. From a luxurious bubble bath to playing video games… take some time each day for yourself.
3: Write a love letter to yourself. This may sound silly to some, but the act of writing takes what is unmanifest and beings the process of manifesting. You want more love in your life – thus it makes sense to demonstrate more love to the self first as you have the most control over you. So take a piece of paper and sit down at a computer and write yourself a good two or three-page love letter. In the letter talk about all the things you love, enjoy, and like about yourself. Be encouraging to the self. Avoid at all cost writing about anything you don’t like or that is negative. The more affectionate you are to yourself, the more affection you’ll be attracting in your life. When you are feeling down or lonely take out this letter and read it.
Our prayer for this week is as follows:
I know that God is love and love is God in action. I know that love is here now. I am so blessed and so happy that I have an abundance of love to spare and to share now and always. I know that true love is self-love, family love, and romantic love. These words that I speak in faith now activate universal law and I accept the results. I bless all the love I have now and I bless the increase. I bless all the people in my life that I know, even those I have trouble liking or understanding, and I know that love now flows easily and effortlessly into our lives. I give thanks for each and every act of love that graces my life – regardless of if it is physical, emotional, verbal, or intellectual in nature. I release this prayer now saying as I do – I believe, I believe, I believe. So it is. I believe.