You may be asking yourself - ‘This may all sound great but what’s the catch? It sounds too easy.’
It does sound easy, doesn’t it?
Let me correct you.
It sounds simple, but it’s certainly not easy.
It is a very simple process- change your thinking, change the conversation you are having with yourself- but that simple process can have very painful, difficult, emotional ramifications in your everyday life. Growth hurts. It’s painful.
Changing the patterns feels like wearing the wrong size shoes.
Dealing with our conditioning and facing our pain sometimes feels like ripping our hearts out all over again.
What stands in the way of our Unconditional Love for ourselves?
We want to love ourselves, right?
We want to feel good, right?
So, what is it that gets in the way?
What is it that stops us from loving ourselves unconditionally?
What Stops Us from Loving Ourselves?
It’s our own emotions; the way we handle our emotions; the way we process the painful things that have happened in our lives.
The things we have been through in our lives plant the seeds of emotions in us. Those seeds grow deep roots down into our hearts, and vines that reach upwards and outwards into every area of our lives.
The vines of our trauma will touch every minute of our day without us even realizing it. The vines will attach themselves to people, places, moods, songs, even smells.
If you had a traumatic emotional experience while smelling lasagna, every time you smell lasagna, you will find a way to put yourself into the same emotional state without even realizing it.
How do we Move Forward in this Process?
As you read through the next sections/blog posts, we’ll be addressing some of the emotions that can block your connection with that Divine Unconditional Love that is inside of you all the time.
We'll go over each emotion and we'll figure out how to untangle the conditioning that is stopping you from truly loving yourself.
How did each emotion get you to this point and how can you love yourself through it?
How can you reconnect with yourself through that ‘destructive’ emotion to love yourself through it and to release that emotion?
We will be working through the emotions one by one.
Each emotion will help you to dig out those roots, rip down those vines, and cleaning off those little spots.
You must love and embrace those emotions in you that hurt, that bleed, that turn you inside out.
When you begin to love and accept the parts of you that hurt the most, the healing begins immediately.
You will begin the journey to loving yourself unconditionally and unlocking the key to the divinity within you.
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