Happy New Year to all!
How is your 2017 going so far?
Mine had a very bumpy take off, I must say.
But today is a good day. Today’s awakening is about the importance of self-love.
It is self-love that will give us the strength to pull ourselves out of our various dark holes and tangled stories. Because, we are the ones who are abusing ourselves most of all when we allow ourselves to stay stuck in those small places.
It’s so obvious when we feel our bodies. We make ourselves sick with the way we talk to ourselves or what we choose to believe at any given moment in time. We twist up our insides with our unhealthy ways of interpreting reality – wearing the goggles of our past wounds as we look at the present moment.
Today I felt how critical it is that we protect our pure hearts from the ravenous tigers of self-doubt, blame and victimization that live within us! Nobody else can protect this heart for me. I must be the one to do it. To have the power to choose to love myself and to protect myself from my own habits – that is true freedom.
That takes courage. And courage is a sense. I realized that this is why my teacher is always emphasizing the importance of strengthening and awakening the physical body – over and over again. When we feel the life force in our body, our power is naturally rising up and we can make such choices without such an effort.
Once we sense this a few times, we start to develop a new habit. A healthy habit. We’ re just generally so comfortable with our old familiar feelings of fear and doubt, anger and resentment, that we’re sometimes not quite sure how to feel any other way. Self-love is the key to a new beginning.
Right now, with your warm hands, rub the center of your chest and tell yourself that you love yourself. Feel the warm goodness spreading through you. That is healing energy! I give you permission to allow it to spread out to the tips of your fingers and toes.
It is our true value we must protect – not our ego. Examine yourself closely – what are you protecting?
Let’s gather our strength to stand up each time we fall and love ourselves once more. Let’s turn all of our obstacles into opportunities to love ourselves that much more deeply.
With this choice, I am now ascending into the sunny skies of 2017.