Following on from the Loving Yourself post… One of the best ways to start loving yourself is mirror work…it can also be one of the hardest!!
If you have ever read any of Louise Hay’s books, you will know about mirror work, and if you haven’t – I would highly recommend finding one of her books and getting enlightened.
Now if you are already cringing at having to look at yourself in the mirror, be rest assured that although it is going to be tough, you may cry, get angry and want to smash it – you will be one of the ones that benefits the most from this. Trust me!!
If you are apprehensive, perhaps begin by just taking a minute or so to look at yourself in the mirror and not think any judgemental thoughts, just observe. Once you feel semi comfortable with this, you can move on to talking to yourself…
There are a couple of different ways you can start this, you can start with the affirmation of intention to be able to love yourself, or you can go all in and just start loving yourself!
There are many affirmations that you can use, the one I really like is part of a Loving Yourself video series that Robert Holden did for Hay House (will post deets later) and is nice and simple to remember, again you can adapt it to whatever feels right for you.
If you are wanting to ease yourself into it… “ I am willing to love myself, I am willing to love myself today. I am willing to treat myself with love and respect today”.
If you are ready to dive into the fulfilling world of loving yourself…” I love you, I really love you. (Your Name here), I really love you”
Try and do these as many times as you can a day, but definitely try to aim for 3 times a day if you can. Just after brushing your teeth is a great time to give it a go as you are already standing in front of the mirror.
Nowadays you can use the selfie camera on your phone, so you have no excuse not to be able to do it at least 3 times a day! The more the better.
Be aware of the feelings that come up when you do this, it may be really difficult when you first begin to do this, as all the Ego based judgement comes out and wants to play. Keep pushing past – your true self that unconditionally loves you will help you to keep going with this and start finding that spot within that feels this way regardless and is jumping up and down in excitement that you have back to this way of being. Journal if you need to on the feelings that come up, punch a pillow, cry and scream if you need to – but KEEP GOING! Honestly your soul will thank you for not giving up at the first few hurdles and then your life will start to change for the more positive.
It is not important that you don’t really totally wholeheartedly believe you love yourself when you start doing this, it is all about intention and when you say it enough as if it is already true, your brain, ego, soul and heart will believe it as you are thinking it and saying it. That divine light within you that already loves you will start to grow brighter and brighter as the flame is flared with all this love.
Once you get into the habit of doing it, you can start to bring it down to twice a day – so brushing teeth time, but you will more than likely keep doing how you are – as you will be loving it so much!!!
Let me know how you go! And what are you waiting for… go find a mirror!!!!!
Till next time… keep walking your spiritual path xx