I have begun writing my blogs about how I feel about things in my life, I don’t want to write about having a cold or a dodgy knee so that leaves self-love. I went and saw my mentor Arion for my weekly session and as always he asked me what did I want to discuss. I said I would like to discuss why I am finding it hard to feel my ethos of Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included throughout my body.
He replied, but that is who you are for your friends and family. We went through a list of people and places I am a part of, he asked me if I asked them was I an example of Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included what would they say about me, I had to admit that they would probably say I was. So the next question was if 99 people were saying this about me that why was I not getting the message, this is when the old warhorse lack of self-love raised itself through my body.
It’s interesting the decisions we make as young children, I don’t remember coming to don’t allow yourself to be loved, because you will have to leave from moving a lot but at times it controls me. Loaded up with some breathwork exercises, I headed to the local library to sit in the rooftop garden and contemplate the session. It made me think what have the mystics and soothsayers said about self-love over the decades, here are some of them:
1. Lending his popular voice to various topics, Steve’s books, quotes, videos, and memes have become a social media sensation; being shared by millions across the globe in more than 25 languages.
2. I’m a step from this, I feel: Conceited.
3. I forgot the last line on my tattoo.
4. As is each of us: Irreplaceable.
5. Dodinsky’s home page has been hacked by a casino site, Love this quote.
6. Makes me think of that civil war statement, Rebel Yell: Rebel Yell.
7. Has to be some Brene in the mix.
8. Somewhere, Everywhere: Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
9. Marvel comics know this relates to both women and men.
10. Some of the really tough work, mirror work: I’m Still Standing.
11. Not surprisingly I became Community Manager of a company called Collective Potential.
12. This is because you actually have boundaries when you love yourself: Emotional Boundaries are Important.
13. Perfection, the ultimate booby prize.
14. Supposedly they are already there: Loving You.
15. The final lesson, don’t devalue yourself.
Writing this has made me feel a lot better, time to look at the evidence, not listen to identity.
There are two great yells in the playlist today, and we may double the views of the young woman who has been viewed a mere 35 times. We begin with rap diva Remy Ma, then four icons from totally different era follow. Beyonce, Billy Idol, Ariana Grande and Elton John make them up. Then the little known Nadia Nelson and we finish with a classic from the 1970s by Minnie Riperton: F.L.Y. – First Love Yourself
I’m learning to include myself in Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included. Until we meet again my dear friends.