I recently returned from a spiritual retreat in Sedona. I have my sister to thank for getting me on the plane.
I will share more about what I learned on this amazing journey in the weeks to come but there was one lesson I couldn’t wait to share…
The violence we inflict on ourselves must end.
I thought I was headed to Sedona to heal from the immense grief I’ve been carrying around my mother’s death. When she passed last June a piece of me went quiet and I wanted that part of my voice back.
I worked with Shamans and healers while I was in Sedona and this is what I discovered: I may need to heal from myself. It turns out I’m not very nice to myself.
I can’t believe that after all these years on my life journey this is still true. Or at least it was. I believe I have let got of a big part of that meanness that seemed to permeate my inner voice. I still have more work to do.
I’ve adopted a practice from Louise Hay that has helped a lot with this. She calls it “mirror work”. Every day when you get up go to the mirror and say “I love you (insert your name)! I really, really love you!”
I know this sound silly and it feels pretty odd when I first started doing it but there is something magical about this practice. Since I started taking a more conscious approach to the way I speak to myself miraculously splendid things have appeared.
Speakers I wanted for the Mom Gets A Business Conference suddenly had an opening in their schedule and agreed to speak, we received copious amounts of high dollar donations for our conference swag bags and an amazing assistant appeared.
This all happened in ONE week! C’mon you can do anything for a week. Will you join me on this journey of loving self-talk? Why not start today?
Go to your mirror and tell YOU that YOU love yourself! (I know. I know. It feels totally goofy. But it works! Do it.)
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