FebYOUary: Self Love
You are a mirror
If you continue to starve yourself of love
You’ll only meet people who starve you too
If you soak yourself in love
The universe will hand you those
Who’ll love you too
-a simple math
This quote resonates with me in so many ways. I remember the moment I was told that I could not give out love and joy without first experiencing it internally, it was a wake up call. For the first time I realized that there was no self love to speak of in my vocabulary. The way the tiny voice in my head spoke, or screamed really, was so negative and judgemental it’s no wonder I had a hard time connecting with others. The moment I started to fill myself up with self love thoughts, mantras, and practices, is when I can truly say I experienced joy and happiness. I can now feel and recognize when I begin the downward negative spiral. It becomes easier each time to redirect my energy and experience bliss as exactly who I am meant to be.
KNOW that you are not alone and the way people treat you is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. February is a powerful month because it gives us an opportunity to explore the love in our lives. I encourage you to focus this year on yourself and give yourself the love and attention you deserve. Happy Valentine’s Day loves!
I am love
I am loved
I am becoming
I am complete
Self love practices:
Self care: take time for yourself. It is important to fill yourself up with what makes you happy. Check out my latest blog post here for some of my favorite self care routines.
Make a list of everything you love about yourself: This is a powerful practice. It was at first very difficult for me to put into words what I love about myself because I had so many barriers of self doubt in the way. The more you practice this, the easier it becomes.
Be selfish: One of my best and worst qualities is that I give to anyone and everyone who needs it. There are times that I rearrange and move mountains to be present and helpful to those closest to me. Learning to say NO allowed me to set boundaries and be respectful of my time and theirs. This is still an active practice for me and I instantly feel the reward through my body when I speak my truth.
Treat yourself: Take time to give yourself the joy you so often give to others. Get a manicure, buy yourself flowers, take the yoga class you’ve been dying to try, sign up for a workshop that sets your soul on fire. Carving out time for yourself is meaningful and helps you mentally, physically, and emotionally in the long term.
Carry rose quartz with you: rose quartz is a powerful crystal known as the stone of unconditional love. Holding rose quartz aids in healing the heart and restoring faith, compassion, harmony, and overall balance the heart chakra.