The Heart Chakra: Accepting Yourself
The degree to which you love yourself will determine your ability to love the other person, who will be reflecting back to you many of your own personality traits and qualities. ~ Sanaya Roman
As we work on increasing the energy in the 7 energy centers or chakras, this week we are focusing on unleashing the full powerof the heart chakra. The heart charka as you can guess from the name is all about love, but it isn’t necessarily all about loving others (although that is huge). A major cause of energy blockage in the heart chakra is our inability to love ourselves. As the quote above states, our ability to love ourselves will affect our ability to love others. After all, we’ve all met those people who hate themselves haven’t we? It’s pretty painful to see how their inability to accept themselves makes them push away others.
That’s why we selected this weeks article by Terri Cole on learning how to love yourself. Terri has a master’s degree in clinical psychotherapy from New York University and is a licensed psychotherapist. She also has a powerful personal story of how she overcame her own fears and has gone on to build a thriving career helping others. Enjoy Terri’s tips below on how we can all learn how to love ourselves more and love others as a result, and be sure to check out Terri’s bio and website below the article for her full story.
Self Love: The Path To True Love
I want to start out this week’s tip with a question: are you looking for love? Maybe you’re looking for more satisfying love?
If so, let me share a truth I know for sure: Self Love Is The Path To True Love.
I want you to carve out some time over the next couple days to think about how much you love yourself and how you treat yourself. Pay attention when you talk about yourself both to others and internally. Are you positive or negative? Are you constantly putting yourself down or are you kind and gentle?
Who you draw into you life and how they treat you is influenced by how you treat and regard yourself. If you are your own worst critic or feel unworthy, you will inevitably draw people into your life who will agree with your self assessment. At the other end of the spectrum, if you treat yourself with respect, love, and high regard, others will to. People look to you to set the example of what you believe is acceptable behavior. Remember: you reap what you sow!
Along with being mindful of how you talk about yourself, I want to give you a 7-Day Self Love Challenge: every day do something super sweet for yourself. Treat yourself like you would a small child whom you adore.
I would love to hear if this tip resonates with you and what you unearthed in your self talk analysis. What are some of the nice things you will do for yourself this week?
I hope you have an amazing week filled with self-loving kindness!
Love Love Love
Terri Cole is founder and CEO of Live Fearless and Free. She is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and an expert at turning fear into freedom. For almost two decades, she has worked with and empowered celebrities, professional athletes, and individuals alike to help them redesign limiting mental blueprints. You can learn more about Terri at: Terri Cole