Week Two: A New Self-Perception
This week (you can read about week one here) of May Cause Miracles is focused on self-love, which is such an important concept and yet it gets quite a bad rap. Gabby hits the nail on the head when she explains that self-love is “the place we come to when we let go of everything else”. If you are harbouring old stories (which come from a place of fear) that self-love is too ‘new-age’ or that it’s narcissistic then tell your ego to be quiet! Because let me tell you that once you find self-love your whole world will change. Everything will begin to flow and miracles will be a daily occurrence.
Imagine just letting go of your false perceptions of yourself and just being able to breathe, to just be YOURSELF – ahhhh wouldn’t that feel nice… Well, I have been working on this self-love stuff for quite awhile now and let me tell you it’s not easy! But I really found the exercises in this week to be so eye-opening, at times challenging, but oh so worth it. As I am finding my place of self-love I am finding that I am slowly beginning to release the attachment to the opinions of others, false perceptions about who I think I should be and really starting to dig the person I am – I am finally finding my voice!
I had a HUGE shift this week and I would love to share it with you, just to remind you that if you put in the work, that miracles WILL happen my darling. So on Day 11 I found myself consumed by darkness, feeling sorry for myself and having a self-pity party! Trust me you did not want to be around me that night, luckily my fiance was at work that night. Despite how low I was feeling, I managed to convince myself to do the Day 11 evening exercise which was a journaling exercise. Ten minutes soon became an hour…and the next morning I felt like a new person, or rather I really just felt like myself again. I felt full of energy, happy and filled with light.
When it comes to this kind of work the aim is to come to a place of living in the light with fleeting moments of darkness. And when you find yourself in that fleeting moment of darkness, you have the tools to find the light again quickly.
Week 2 in summary…
Day 8: Witness Your Self-Inflicted Fear
I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I SEE
Focus today on witnessing your fears and the ways that you are
being unkind to yourself. Empower yourself by bringing awareness to this so you can choose a more loving reality.
As you bring awareness to these fears, be gentle with yourself and try not to judge yourself. Remember that by allowing yourself to witness your self-inflicted fear means you can shine light on these fears and replace them with love.
Day 9: Become Willing To Love Yourself
I AM WILLING TO LET GO OF MY SELF-DOUBT.
I SURRENDER TO SELF-LOVE
The most important thing is to be WILLING to shift from fear to love.
Today is all about surrendering.
This is a great passage from May Cause Miracles:
“It may seem tough to awaken the willingness to love yourself fully.
This is to be expected. The ego has worked very hard to convince us we’re unlovable. Mustering up the desire to love oneself may seem like a hefty feat. Try not to get tripped up about this. Instead, keep it simple and allow today’s morning reflection to guide your process. Follow the exercises and allow willingness to shine forth.”
Particularly today focus on looking after yourself and do something that makes you feel loved – maybe a long hot bath, a beautiful cup of tea and a good book or just simply lying outside on the grass soaking up the sun. When we do inner work and dig deep coming face to face with our fears it can be a little icky and uncomfortable, this is why self-care is so important. Remind yourself that you are very much worth taking care of.
Day 10: I Choose To Love Myself Today
I AM LOVE
Today cultivate a willingness to find your way back to self-love. Release your limiting beliefs that loving yourself is selfish or conceited. Loving yourself means fulling accepting yourself for who you truly are. It means forgiving yourself for the past. Further it means loving yourself enough to look after yourself and treat yourself as you deserve to be treated, by: eating nutritious food, moving everyday, taking time out for YOU and learning to say no.
Day 11: Self-Gratitude
I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS MOMENT.
Today I would just like to share the morning reflection in May Cause Miracles:
Today I am grateful for who I am. I am grateful for the air I breathe, for the food I eat, for the place I lay my head at night. I am grateful for the lessons I have learned and for the process I am in. I am grateful for my willingness to change my mind and choose love over fear. My gratitude for myself fills me with joy and unleashes my miracle mind.
Day 12: The F word
I FORGIVE MYSELF FOR HAVING THIS THOUGHT.
I CHOOSE LOVE INSTEAD OF THIS
Be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge when you choose fear over love but do not judge yourself for it. Acknowledge and have the willingness to choose love over feat and that’s all you need.
Day 13: Go Big And Expect Miracles
TODAY I COMMIT TO MIRACULOUS SHIFTS. FORGIVENESS WILL BE MY GUIDE.
Expect miracles. Miracles are available to us, so start expecting them!
Open yourself up to to experiencing miracles in your life on a day to day basis.
Day 14 : Reflect & Prepare
Use today to reflect on the last week – what came up for you? what subtle shifts occurred?
What stories are you retelling when it comes to the topic of
self-love? What false perceptions are you holding about yourself?
What tools are you using to find a place of self love?
In the comments below please feel free to share anything that comes up for you today.
Choose peace. Choose love. Choose light.