What does it really take to truly LOVE myself?

Self-Love & Spirituality concepts sound so nice and fluffy on the surface, but I am not interested in dwelling in the fluff any more. Sugar coating my life has never worked for me. Sweeping the dust and grime and sludge under the rug eventually will cause a stench too putrid to ignore.

Embodying self-love and living a truly spiritual life means GOING DEEP… into the depths. It means the willingness to shake up my world and experience all kinds of uncomfortable feelings. It means taking chances and listening to my heart even if everyone around me doesn’t agree. It means honoring and trusting the guidance that comes to me. It means crying and sobbing when I am faced with my deepest insecurities and fears. It doesn’t just mean booking a monthly massage or sitting down for my meditation for 20 minutes a day (like a good meditator) or completing my daily yoga practice. It means all of the messy and ugly things. It means falling down and getting back up. It means failing and stumbling. It means making mistakes and seemingly falling back into old patterns. It means being OK with all of that. It NEVER means perfection or doing life “right”. It means total integration of light and dark. Total acceptance of self (all my flaws and gifts together).

True Self-Love means surrendering EVERYTHING. Laying it ALL down because I trust in the process of life. I trust my higher self and the divine to continue to co-orchestrate my most beautiful life. It means relinquishing my need to control and know everything and have my hand on the wheel at all times.

LET GO.

INTO THE DEPTHS.

TRUST THAT YOU WILL BE HELD THERE.

TRUST THAT THE LIGHT IS ALWAYS ON.

EVEN WHEN YOU CAN’T “SEE”.

The LOVE that you are looking for is your own

The ACCEPTANCE that you are looking for is your own

The FORGIVENESS that you are wanting is from you and for you

The LONGING you feel is your own heart longing for YOU

The ABANDONMENT you feel is the abandonment you feel from yourself

The REJECTION is your own rejection of YOU

The HOLE in your life is an ILLUSION

There is no HOLE. There is only WHOLENESS.

You haven’t missed out on anything, you have only missed YOU.

You don’t need anyone’s approval, you only need to approve of yourself right now.

You don’t need validation from any outside source.

Validate YOU.

Be your biggest cheerleader.

Be your #1 fan.

Be your biggest LOVER.

Don’t be afraid to GO DEEP.

It is safe and you are held.

Come home to yourself.

With Love,

Lisa