Though there are many reasons, part of it is because we treat the world the way we treat ourselves. And right now the world needs more love, more acceptance and more nourishment.
The more we care for ourselves, the more capacity we have to be a positive change in our world.
Why is this so important in your life? Because I believe that self care is self love in action. And it's the reason why I have made it my mission to inspire women to take beautiful care of themselves.
Has your self-love has become conditional?
Do you pretend to love your body, only to avoid looking at yourself in the mirror?
Do you say that you will take time out for yourself, but find yourself putting others first?
Maybe you even say that you accept yourself, but discover that when things go wrong, you blame yourself for it.
What "conditions" have you put on your self love and acceptance?
What does your body need to look like to finally deserve your love?
What do your thoughts need to be in order to finally gain your trust?
What does your life need to look like to be worthy of your acceptance?
What if you could love and accept yourself right now, without the rules? What would it look like if there were no conditions for your self acceptance?
It may not happen over night. But every moment you have a choice. To be kind to yourself. Or to be mean to yourself. And today I want to remind you that you are worthy of your own love and acceptance.
Want more help getting there? Here are 4 Simple & Beautiful Self-Love Rituals
♥ Self Love Affirmations - Choose a word or statement that resonates with you, "I love myself
deeply and completely" and repeat it often throughout the day. Especially when it feels like
your confidence and acceptance feels non-existant. Even when you don't feel like doing it,
remember that you were born worthy and you do not have to do anything to deserve your
♥ Rose Quartz Stones + Rose scents - Rose essential oil boosts self esteem, confidence, and
mental strength. Rose quartz crystals have properties that promote all types of love including
self-love, nurturing love and romantic love and is connected to the heart chakra. Keep a stone
beside your bed or spritz yourself with rose water on the days you need a little extra love.
♥ Loving Mirror Work - Begin a practice of speaking with yourself aloud in the mirror every
day. Positive affirmations. Kind words. Compliments. Even a private party naked. And work up
to saying I love you while looking into the reflection of your own eyes.
♥ Heart Openers - Get on your yoga mat. Or do it anywhere. Back-bends and heart openers
are perfect for liberating the Heart Chakra. Imagine radiating the light of your heart out into
the world and in having that same beautiful light return back to you 10 fold. Notice the colour
you see when you close your eyes. Feel it's warm light glow around your body as you move
out into your day.
Today, be honest with yourself. Where are you depriving yourself of self acceptance? How have you limited your joy? How can you finally take the "conditional" restrictions off of your self love?
Let this be the day that you give yourself full permission to be who you are, with love. I'll be with you all the way.
By Amber Chalus
Amber Chalus is a Free-Spirited Explorer, Certified Health Coach and Professional
Yoga Teacher at AmberChalus.com. She currently lives in Nipawin, Saskatchewan with
her charming British husband and adorable rescue dog, Indi.
Her mission is to help and inspire women to nurture their physical and spiritual health
through yoga, holistic nutrition and radical self love. She believes that every woman
deserves to feel connected to her body, radiate with confidence and live the life of her
dreams - naturally!
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