What is self-love and why is it important? If you have any questions or if there is anything you feel like sharing don´t be shy to connect with us.
Also maybe if you can reply to the following questions…
Did this podcast help you to look at the self love differently? If so in what way? What did you realize? Do you feel that self love is essential for happy and fulfilled life?
Let me know.
What would you reply if someone asked you for the advice written in the title of this article?
When someone asks me I always say: "Start to believe that it is possible to fulfil all of your dreams!" This is my brief, and I believe, useful advice on how to manifest dreams.
You might say... "Is that it?”
Well, of course not. But to start to believe that YES, YOU CAN FULFIL YOUR DREAMS, is a very significant step.
You cannot walk without taking a first step and then a second one, right? The same applies to our dreams.
Make it very clear to yourself what it is that your heart would love to create in this reality.
Once you are sure, and I am not talking about picturing every detail of it (unless you want to of course), hold the vision of your dream and believe that if this dream is coming from your heart it will become your reality.
After this, you are fully ready to set smart and sensible goals towards your dreams in order to achieve them.
Let me remind you this... We all deserve the best, all of us, with no exception! That’s the truth. No matter how badly you judge yourself, how horrible and painful your life used to be, or no matter how hard your life may seem to you now, maybe your life is not even bad but you feel stuck and unable to do what you really would love to do, just remember that You deserve THE BEST. Let me repeat once more. YOU, my friend, DESERVE THE BEST, in every part of your life.
Have a good night and sweet dreams/dreaming :-)
Loads of love,
Here's a quick introduction to the chakras from our course Chakra Balancing with Aromatherapy:
It can be so lonely to be disconnected from our true self.
We become love addicts and lose ourselves trying to find love on the outside when it is within us all along. By not abandoning ourselves, by really being with ourselves through practicing presence, and in turn healthy boundaries, we start to heal our codependency.
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Simi & Sara
A time comes in your life when you finally get it...
When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you
stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice
inside your head cries out - ENOUGH!
Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes.
This is your awakening...
You realize that it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that he is not Prince Charming and you are not Cinderella and that in the real world, there aren't always fairy tale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you and in the process, a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.
You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are ... and that's OK. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions.) And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and in the process, a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.
You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn't do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it's not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process, a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance.
You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties and in the process, a sense of peace & contentment is born of forgiveness.
You realize that much of the way you view yourself and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche. You begin to sift through all the junk you've been fed about how you should behave, how you should look and how much you should weigh, what you should wear and where you should shop and what you should drive, how and where you should live and what you should do for a living, who you should marry and what you should expect of a marriage, the importance of having and raising children or what you owe your parents. You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.
Values you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with and in the process, you learn to go with your instincts.
You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive and that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a "consumer" looking for your next fix.
You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a by gone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.
You learn that you don't know everything; it's not your job to save the world and that you can't teach a pig to sing. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.
Then you learn about love. Romantic love and familial love. How to love, how much to give in love, when to stop giving and when to walk away. You learn not to project your needs or your feelings onto a relationship. You learn that you will not be more beautiful, more intelligent, more lovable or important because of the man on your arm or the child that bears your name.
You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes.
You learn that just as people grow and change, so it is with love; and you learn that you don't have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy.
You learn that alone does not mean lonely. You look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you will never be a size 5 or a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with the image inside your head and agonizing over how you "stack up."
You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs. You learn that feelings of entitlement are perfectly OK and that it is your right, to want things and to ask for the things that you want and that sometimes it is necessary to make demands.
You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won't settle for less. You allow only the hands of a lover who cherishes you, to glorify you with his touch and in the process, you internalize the meaning of self-respect.
And you learn that your body really is your temple. And you begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin eating a balanced diet, drinking more water and taking more time to exercise. You learn that fatigue diminishes the spirit and can create doubt and fear. So you take more time to rest. Just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul; so you take more time to laugh and to play.
You learn that for the most part in life, you get what you believe you deserve and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen, is different from working toward making it happen.
More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You also learn that no one can do it all alone and that it's OK to risk asking for help.
You learn that the only thing you must truly fear is the great robber baron of all time; FEAR itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears, because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear, is to give away the right to live life on your terms.
You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom. You learn that life isn't always fair, you don't always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people. On these occasions, you learn not to personalize things. You learn that God isn't punishing you or failing to answer your prayers; it's just life happening.
You learn to deal with evil in its most primal state; the ego. You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.
You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted; things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about; a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower. Slowly, you begin to take responsibility for yourself, by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never ever settle for less than your heart's desire. You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind, and you make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.
Finally, with courage in your heart, you take a deep breath and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
by Sonny Carroll
We are starting anew each present moment, but come the spring, this can feel intensified. As we transform with the seasons and leave the winter, it may feel like a time for warming and loosening up, decluttering on the inside and outside, letting go of our past and basking in the light. Clutching onto unforgiveness can keep us trapped in the world of the ego and it’s illusion of separation. A much more self loving choice could be to fully support your your being to do it’s spring clean this year. You will find loads of valuable content and tools in our online interactive course The Art of Self Healing Through Self Love, which took us on a journey of strengthening our presence practice, increasing our clarity and deepening forgiveness, as we created it.
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Forgiveness really is such a key step to healing. Let’s clear ourselves from the emotions trapped in our bodies by forgiving ourselves and others.
If we do, our livers, hearts, along with the whole, will be beaming this spring.
Let’s celebrate with Rumi:
Spring Giddiness ,
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.
Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let’s buy it.
Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?
All day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reedsong. If it
fades, we fade.
Celebration of the spring is a perfect time to invite the energy of forgiveness to our life to let go and start a new. Simona recorded this beautiful healing affirmations you can listen to and repeat after her in your morning or evening meditation or anytime you feel is needed. Have a beautiful and healing spring <3
Excerpt from our interactive online course The Art of Self Healing Through Self love;
“The miracle of life expresses itself in motion and movement....” ~ Rolin E Becker
Yoga, tai chi and dance are just a few forms of exercise we can use to raise our vibration and restore balance. Life and health are vibration; movement. A disconnection from nature and a sedentary lifestyle has become the norm in the modern world. Get your physical body, emotions and energy in motion. Exercise has been proven to greatly improve health and happiness. Exercise leads to more effective circulation and oxygenation and further benefits fluid health by supporting lymph drainage too.
The lymphatic system plays an important role in immunity, delivering nutrients and removing toxins. One of the key benefits of exercise is stimulating lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic system is most active at night. The thoracic duct, located in your chest, is the largest lymph duct. Get it moving in the morning with some breast strokes, press-ups, T’ai Chi, yoga, yawning, laughing, deep breathing. Walk a minimum of 20 minutes a day and use massage regularly. As do sugar and animal protein, congestion of lymphatic system leads to stagnation and an acidic low oxygen environment. Keep that interstitial fluid drained.
Movement is essential to detoxification. You excrete toxins in perspiration. As well as your lymphatic system, moving massages your colon. The liver becomes more efficient at carrying out its many functions including detoxification. Exercise keeps our bodies stronger and suppler and helps us feel better about ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Strengthen yourself to thrive.
Exercise reduces factors such as stress and pain, and increases ones such as discipline, self worth and energy levels. Exercise stimulates your immune system unless you overdo it. Avoid too little or too much exercise, as too much exercise can prove stressful to the body. Exercise uses blood sugar and decreases insulin levels. It massages your visceral organs, improving their function. You gain a stronger more efficient heart and lungs and you start to use much more of your lung capacity.
Regularity of exercise is more important than quantity. Light daily exercise is best. Just half an hour a day can make a huge difference. Movement encourages positive changes in you at a physical, emotional, mental and energetic level. Choose yoga, t’ai chi, qigong, martial arts, stretching, walking to restore rhythms... any exercise is good. Yoga has multiple benefits. It encourages a healthy mind, and flow, the release of emotional and physical toxins, unblocks chakras, improves your breathing, posture, supports your immune, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Or, maybe go for a peaceful stroll through nature, during which worrying is forbidden and you are grounded in the present, aware of the sensations in your body, the warmth of the sun and breathing fresh air. Breathing all of nature’s energy into your heart on every inspiration and gratitude on every out breath. With every step you are moving forward.
SIMONA & SARA