Making Space by Clearing

Clouds clearing w sun peeking through

“I am clearing away

 making room for more, so much more

 leaving space for acceptance, compassion, and love

I’m getting a glimpse of how it

 feels to find my own higher self

 What I’ve been looking for all along

 

 I have been praying for and asking for healing, clearing, and cleansing, and it is coming…

 The whole of my heart is opening up

 And I feel the universe falling inside”

~ written by CM, someone I know who is gracious enough to share parts of her journey

Decision-Making Advise

which way to go?I use this simple exercise with clients and myself when worry and stress about ‘doing it wrong’ is the prevalent fear. The fact is that we cannot ‘do it wrong’ no matter what ‘it’ is because we never know what would have occurred had we done it some other way.

“If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t do this?” And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don’t do it. And then imagine what would it feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you’re going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.” ~Abraham

Points to Remember: 

  1. ‘Wrong’ decisions provide opportunities to make lemonade out of lemons.
  2. A ‘wrong’ decision will build strength and character as yet unknown to you.
  3. ‘Wrong’ decisions pave the way to wisdom.
  4. What can you add???

 

Learning To Love Yourself

By: Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott

Excerpted from If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules

At its core, loving yourself simply means believing in your own essential worthiness.  It is nurturing a healthy sense of positive self-regard and knowing in your heart that you are a valuable link in the universal chain.  Loving yourself also means actively caring for every facet of yourself.  It shows up in every action you take, from putting on a sweater to protect yourself from a chill to leaving a job that does not fulfill you.  It means tuning in to your own wants and needs and honoring them the exact same way you want your partner to attend to you.

Not everyone grows up to have an innate sense of high self esteem or worthiness.  In fact, most of us need to work at it to some degree throughout our lifetimes.  Each person feels insufficient in one or more areas, whether physical, intellectual, financial, or in interpersonal dynamics, emotional maturity, or spiritual growth.  However, respecting, nurturing, honoring, and cherishing yourself is your birthright and something you can learn.

Loving yourself is the best way to learn how to love.  Love is an action that requires certain understandings, skills, and capacities.  By practicing loving yourself, you train yourself to advance to the next level – loving another.

Only when you have successfully mastered taking care of your own needs can you know how to extend that same attention to others.  When you respect the validity of your own thoughts and feelings, you can apply that consideration to others.  When you believe within yourself how valuable you are, you can then bestow authentic affection on a partner.

If your objective is to play the game of love and win, then learning self-love is the first step you must take.  Before you can roll the dice or even place your playing piece on the board, you need to tap into the inner reaches of your heart and soul and discover all that you are worth.