I woke up this morning and, as per my usual ritual, listened to a self-hypnosis recording that I'd made.
I was dozing - in and out of consciousness - that typical alpha-state between sleep and wakefulness. I was only aware of snippets of the words being said and then I heard : "you can TRUST your body now"! WOW! CAN I? That's been a big issue for me over the years - trust. What would life feel like if I believed that I could take care of myself, stand up for myself and always watch out for my highest good? Could I really trust my body to make wise choices about quality and quantity of food? Could I
let down my illusory CONTROL, and RELAX in other areas of my life,
What if I began to practice radical self-love?? Maybe if I remembered how to love myself, I could trust myself!
You may think this sounds selfish, but no, just the opposite. When you engage in radical self-love, the world reaps the benefits. When you feel truly loved, from within, you automatically emanate rich nurturing feelings out into the world. You overflow with heartfelt respect and awe for the human race and the glorious universe that you inhabit. You feel CONNECTED to
Today, I promise to be aware of my magnificence. I invite you to do the same. Take some conscious breaths throughout the day, and every time you do, reach inside and hug yourself. Notice how that FEELS and be thankful for yourself. Imagine that little child within you that didn't get all of the hugs that he or she wanted, and be lavish with yourself.
Does this make a difference in the quality of your day?
Does this awareness affect your interactions with everyone that you meet?
Can you see the vulnerable child in them and reach out with
compassion? Even the driver on the freeway who changes lanes without signaling?
Give it a try.
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Denise Keenan, a master bodyworker, master hypnotherapist, certified HypnoBirthing Instructor, and certified science of the breath facilitator, has been in the healing arts profession for over thirty years. She shares wisdom on overcoming challenges, finding courage, and practicing self-love in her blog.