For the next 22 days, I will examine my heart’s greatest desire of complete self-love and its relationship with a variety of receiving states. During this same time, I am also to do the following:
- Receive anything offered to me with a simple “Thank You”. No attempts at reciprocation, self-deprecation or deflection. I am to receive and be fully grateful.
- Practice gratitude each evening before falling asleep. Identify at least five things I am grateful for that occurred that day. Ideally, this would be written in my journal.
- As a way to remove blocks to receiving, I must also forgive myself and others. This will be done each evening as well.
I know this may seem like a lot but it only takes minutes per day. Think of it as a fitness routine for the soul.
Bring it on Universe!
Day 1 Receiving State: Meditating
I see the relationship between self-love and meditation as a ‘chicken before the egg’ scenario. On some level you need self-love (or at least appreciation) in order to give yourself the gift of meditation.
It requires appreciation of your body, mind and spirit to take time out of this blazing pace of life to stop and just be. Not push, plan or reminisce. Just to be in the moment and experience your being on the planet.
Ironically, meditation often increases self-love as you remember the truth of who you are and how much you have to offer as a spiritual being having a human experience.