What if you wouldn’t be so judgmental or critical of yourself anymore?
What if you wouldn’t need others or their opinions to feel liked?
What if instead you could respond more compassionately to your mistakes?
We are often great at validating others, being forgiving to people’s silliness, and offering compassion.
But do we expand that kindness for ourselves?
Not a lot or often as we could choose to do.
We often go unaware as we treat ourselves in ways we wouldn’t even treat people we weren’t so fond of.
We say unfavorable things to ourselves and often they are programs that run in our unconscious minds. We criticize, judge, we nag, we worry, we complain.
We may have various reasons for this. Some different, and some the same. Often from the root of fearing we are not accepted on some level or won’t fit in with others. We are afraid we won’t be accepted and people won’t like us if they knew who we really are in all of our flying colors.
WOW, none of that helps anything, does it? That all doesn’t help us to feel loved or liked.
The Lover Archetype within you can pull you into greater self-love.
When we ask the Inner Lover to step forth with more awareness, we treat ourselves with love, kindness, respect, and compassion, we start to view the world with new lenses. We take accountability for our actions and begin to view the world with more understanding.
We are here to make mistakes, but love ourselves all along the way. What we really want is to shine as the amazing beings we really are. It’s your time to share all of your gifts and talents with the world.
So beckon your Inner Lover forth.
Buy yourself some roses.
Smile in the mirror and know your spirit as eternal.
Eat a taste of chocolate and savor a blackberry melting in your mouth.
Quiet your busy beautiful mind and take a hiatus from the computer that is always on by dancing slowly to the eternal rhythm of your inner heart beat, from life-to-life.
And I invite you to go deeper and take an evening retreat making yourself art and sign up for the Painting the Inner Lover online painting class, Friday, February 10. (Details on invitation page here: http://lucinda-rae.com/anointed List of materials and worksheets will follow registration.)
Hope to see you in class!