It can be a small sentence like, “ugh, that was stupid, why did I do that?” or it can be going down the rabbit hole of beating yourself up, either way let’s break that habit!!! The meditation for this month is for self-love, to replace the negative self-talk with love.
You know when you are in love you have boundless energy, everything is “amazing”, you have patience, and you radiate light and joy. There is a flow. Well wouldn’t that be amazing to create just by loving yourself? After all it all starts with you and from there everything else occurs.
So self-love and kindness is a must if we are to be in relationship with others. Sometimes it is challenging if you are already going down the rabbit hole but this is where you are being given the opportunity to observe and shift your focus to what is more interesting to you. Would you rather focus on berating yourself OR taking an action that moves you toward a goal? For me, it is the physical act, the action itself that can shift my mental state.
Look, sometimes we just aren’t happy, peppy, smilely, or energized but if we can just keep moving, even ever so slightly, we will begin to build the muscle of shifting our focus. I am not advocating busy work or rushing around avoiding our feelings. In fact, just the opposite. I want you to be conscious of where we are and to still play for the game that means so much to us.
For example; I have been doing a lot lately with kid stuff, work stuff etc. ... and have been poooooped, not at all wanting to post little coaching videos or live FB and insta but I promised my communications director (Hi Julie- love ya ) that I would do it! So, I decided to do it in the morning after I meditated and before I was fried and EVEN if I didn’t feel like it. And you know what? It has been ok! I am sharing to help people,I am not thinking about myself at all and that is a good thing. The result is that you always feel better when you actually do something toward your dreams. So women and moms who are here: I am not talking about doing that extra load of laundry or cleaning the bathroom! I am talking about taking that extra yoga class, getting that massage, working on your book for a ½ hour, making the jewelry, writing the speech, sending the email -- any action that moves you forward.
Start with this meditation (click here to see the video), I kept it short at 3 ½ minutes total I think. Do it. Do it everyday!!! Build your self-love muscle and let’s join together and STOP beating ourselves up. Period. For any reason. We are fantastic, we are human, we make mistakes, and we are loveable!!!
Let’s do this together!
Happy Tuesday. love you all!!
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.