How to Love Yourself – Exercise & Videos
The following exercise and videos describe a simple and effective How to Love Yourself exercise. Practicing this exercise creates a powerful foundation for self healing.
The ability to self-accept, self-validate, self-protect, understand, appreciate and forgive is at the basis of self-healing. The ability to recognize one’s reality as Divine is at the basis of recognizing the Divinity in others. Access to your roots in Divine Source is fundamental to the process of liberation from pain, illness, poverty, loneliness, etc.
Let’s get started!
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Steps on How to Love Yourself
- Rest easily and close the eyes.
This exercise works best when you can sit or lie down, resting easily. Also, best results will occur when you are not distracted by outer sensory experiences.
- Find the most comfortable space in your heart
When the eyes close, naturally the awareness also quiets down. Find the space in your heart where you feel the most intimately familiar with yourself. I call this intimate space the Inner Sanctum of the Self.
- Imagine giving yourself an embrace
In the comfort and familiarity of your own company, imagine giving yourself a big, unconditionally accepting embrace. Feel your self to be both the lover and the beloved, both the giver and the receiver of the hug.
You can pinpoint awareness to specific times of trauma, abandonment, grief, or lose. Alternatively, you can simply bring the whole lifetime into the embrace. Physically hugging yourself is not necessary.
- Notice your feelings
Notice how wonderful this makes you feel. As the heart warms up, the emotions of love and acceptance awaken. This results in the production of life nourishing neurochemicals. Any hug lasting more than 15 seconds will create This exercise is no exception.
In this sacred inner space of self relationship, you are unconstrained by space and time.
- Continue this exercise for a few minutes
Practice this exercise for as long as is comfortable and time allows.
A good time to practice is at night while falling asleep. The mind is more settled then. Distractions are at a minimum. The healing will tend to extend to sleep and dream states, where it will be appreciated differently than in waking state. At that time, awareness rests in the gap between the three primary states of consciousness, (waking, dreaming, and sleeping.) This ‘gap awareness’ enhances the power of the healing tremendously.
- When you have enjoyed the exercise as much as you wish, open your eyes.
When you have done this for as long as you feel comfortable doing it, open the eyes. Notice that the warm, sweet feelings continue even after the exercise is complete. If you are practicing prior to sleep, enjoy sleeping in the warmth of your own precious love.
- Repeat the Exercise As Often As Desired
This exercise need not take more than a couple of seconds. However, every time you do it the effects will last longer, and it will make you feel better. Ultimately, you will find that you don’t have to do this exercise at all in order to feel a deep undercurrent of self-acceptance and self-love all the time. May you be blessed, may you always feel safe with yourself, may you see the beauty in yourself as well as in others.
If you liked this exercise, please check out my How to Make Light Medicine exercise and Digestive Mastery technique! Also, I offer Remote Healing sessions three times a week and Energy Healing webinars every three weeks.
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