First step toward Transformation: Love Yourself.

namaste! love & light to you my visitor, my name is Lisa and I am so happy you have joined me here!

On a weekly basis, I am going to be sharing with the world some of the most inspirational and awakening material from some of my favorite people, places, things, activities, quotes, books,  and so many more things that have really helped me grow spiritually (internally) in which reflected onto my external world!

I am here to help remind you (as well as myself) of what truly matters in life. We all know how easy it is to get caught up in our chaotic day to day routines and it is just too easy to forget what is actually WORTH our attention. It is much easier to give your attention to all of the negativity that affected you during the course of  your day (drama!), instead of the moments where everything was calm, still and perfect. It is all too often that we forget to slow down and give gratitude for all of life’s precious moments that we so often take for granted. When you are here, breath easy. Know that all is well in this moment, and we are all here with a much greater purpose and gift that we can use to shed light upon each other. At the end of the day, the only thing that truly matters is unconditional love – for one another, as well as for ourselves.

Which leads me to today’s topic, learning to love and accept yourself exactly as you are. Understand that God resides within this physical body (soul) & this part of you is the real you. Let me clarify a very important point that will lay the foundation for each of my posts  – when I use the word “God” I am referring to the higher intelligence, a fundamental creative power or energy in the universe that is the source and substance of all in existence. “God” has many confusing connotations associated with early religious training that has lead many people to believe that God exists outside of themselves. This Source energy I refer to as God helps you understand the connection that comes from something greater, wiser, more knowledgeable, & much larger and more expansive than yourself, and yet resides within your physical body. This part of you serves as a guidance system in this life, and communicates with you through your hearts desires – you all know the expression “follow your heart” – this is the real you that is perfect in every sense, and will never lead you astray from the truth. So often people today feel “disconnected”, which simply means they are listening to “mind chatter” that lies and control us (ego) – and not to their heart that gives  loves unconditionally and is forevermore guiding us to the truth.

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Keep the physical body clean, pure, and treat it with kindness even if you’ve allowed yourself to believe for years that God exists outside of yourself, and that you are not exactly where you are supposed to be in this moment in time. Understand that without your physical health – you limit your ability to experience growth through the physical. Make a commitment to love yourself & you will experience immeasurable amounts of joy from healing the past by forgiving/releasing/understanding it has made you who you are  in this moment, and you are exactly where you are supposed to be! There will be no blockages stopping you from growth by clearing out old false beliefs, and you will launch forward with unconditional love that will transform & light up every aspect of your life! Allow others to be as they are in their experience, and allow yourself to continue shining light onto others.

Here’s a short blog by Christiane Northrup M.D., a visionary pioneer and the world’s leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Dr. Northrup is a board-certified ob-gyn physician & author of two New York Times best-selling books, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause that have been translated into 20 languages, & has taught women worldwide how to create joyous, vibrant health throughout their lives!

sunlight-dietCome Home to Beautiful YOU!
By: Dr. Christiane Northrup M.D.

Having spent the last 30 years assisting women in healing themselves on all levels and at all life stages, I’ve come to see that our bodies are the true altars—the most sacred places in our lives. Without flourishingly healthy bodies, nothing else matters, not even wealth. Yet some of you still take your bodies for granted, instead of deliberately pay loving attention to them.

If you think that paying loving attention to your body sounds silly, selfish, or self-absorbed, then consider this: Your body needs regular doses of comfort and pleasure to be optimally healthy. Without it, you are much more likely to seek pleasure from external and unsustainable sources and behaviors, including drugs, alcohol, and sugar.

My top resolution for women this year is simple: “Listen to and respect your body more than you have ever done before.” I’ve written the following user-friendly affirmations to get you started.

1. I cherish and love my body all the time, no matter what—even when I feel too fat, too old, too weak, or have cellulite. My body is where my soul lives. I beautify and worship this temple when I care for and love myself—and that includes activities like flossing my teeth, exercising and stretching, eating slowly and sensually, and breathing fully.

2. When stressed, I do things that bring me comfort—a nap, a cup of tea, a walk in the fresh air. I always avoid criticizing or beating myself up.

3. I deliberately bring goodness and pleasure into my life—even when it’s so much easier to complain. I know how easy it is to go negative, how easy it is to focus on what’s not working. But I now look moment to moment for what’s going right. And my good—and the pleasure associated with it—expands.

4. I honor my emotions—all of them—especially sorrow, grief, and anger. I feel these fully instead of reaching for a glass of wine, a cookie, or a pill. I know that my body and soul will let me know what I need if I take a moment to truly feel my emotions. I acknowledge that I cannot heal negative emotions with my mind. Healing requires having compassion for myself and taking myself into my own heart.

5. I ask for help when I need it, knowing that this gives others the gift of being of service to me. I surround myself with people who uplift and support me, not those who tear me down.

6. I invoke Divine Order regularly—knowing that the perfect solution for ALL of my problems and all of my requests has already been chosen. And when I simply relax into being guided to the right action, everything falls into place easily. This approach is far less stressful than trying to make things happen.

7. I breathe fully in through my nose and out through my nose. This balances my nervous system and effectively calms any excess stress.

8. I smile at myself in every mirror I pass. I revel at directing my smile into every cell in my body: my thyroid, my tongue, my throat, my lungs, my heart, my blood vessels, my kidneys, my intestines, my muscles, my genitals, my bones, my skin. I close my eyes and send well being and acceptance to all of my body parts, one by one, every day.

9. I revel in the wonder of nature and the Earth. I belong to the Earth, and she is my true Source. I regularly commune with the elements—the wind, fire, water, and earth. I commune with trees, flowers, plants, and animals, and they commune with me. I regularly walk barefoot on the Earth, knowing that the Earth emits an electromagnetic field that is healing for me.

10. I expect magic and mystery in my life. I greet each new day with the anticipation of a young child—eager to see what wonders await me!

Make 2013 the year that you really come home to your beautiful body and the Earth. If you only make one resolution this year, I encourage you to make this your top priority. Spend time every day worshiping the temple of your soul. Your body will reward you many fold.

 

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