[Note: This lesson is one of six emotional transformation lessons in my Tone Your Body and Create More Confidence and Self-Love 21-day program. To see if this program is right for you to click here]
Your Soul Has Been Through Enough!
Think about your life from when you were born to now.
Think of all the challenges, trauma, hurts, heartbreaks, rejections, and disappointments you’ve had in your life.
Think of the little girl inside who wanted so badly to be loved and told she was good, that she mattered, and was perfect just the way she was.
Think of the teenager inside you who was misunderstood, heartbroken from first love, rejected by peers, always compared to others and all this while going through a hormonal roller coaster ride.
Think of the 20-year old inside you trying to find her way through fears, challenges, and disappointments.
Bring to mind every hurt you’ve experienced in your life until today. Include all the times you were abandoned, betrayed, neglected, rejected, didn’t feel good enough and all the times you put yourself down for gaining and losing weight or anything else you didn’t do right.
For a minute or two try and recall it all!
Now step-out of your body and your life and witness yourself from a 3rd person perspective like you are watching a movie that has nothing to do with you.
How would you feel for this woman you’re watching?
Compassion is a life lesson that moves you toward love and forgiveness of yourself and others.
It frees your spirit and allows you to take a break from berating yourself and feeling bad for being you.
When you feel bad about yourself the chemicals that create that feeling will inspire you to act in a way that doesn’t serve your body and leave you feeling even worse about yourself.
Compassion can be your way out!
Your spirit has been through the ringer, not only from experiences with other people but how you’ve treated yourself.
How would you feel for a beautiful child, teenager, woman who has gone through all you’ve gone through?
You did what you needed to do to survive your childhood and keep yourself moving forward.
It’s time to have compassion for this beautiful soul who has longed for one thing all her life…love.
It’s time to see yourself and all your experiences and open your heart to tenderness for the one person who deserves it more than anyone…YOU!
“You, more than anyone in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection” –Buddha
When you feel compassion for yourself the chemicals that create that emotion inspire you toward actions that leave you feeling better about yourself. You start to see patterns that don’t serve you and ways out of them.
Here are 5-easy steps to start feeling compassionate for yourself:
Step one: Close your eyes and think of all the hardships and trauma your soul has gone through from a small child up until now.
Step two: See the little girl inside you looking up at you. What does she need to hear from you that she didn’t hear from the adults in her life?
Step three: Tell her what she needed to hear and tell her how beautiful she is and that you’ll never leave her. You’ll always be here to take care of her. Give her a big hug and hold her until you both feel secure, safe and loved.
Step Four: Open your eyes and go through your day taking care of the little girl inside of you. Love her up!
Step Five: When you start to put yourself down, repeat steps 1-4.
Give this practice a try and post below what comes up for you.
It’s time to have compassion for all you’ve been through and start to move toward love and forgiveness.
Do that and happiness, ease and weight loss will follow!
[Note: This lesson is one of six emotional transformation lessons in my Tone Your Body and Create More Confidence and Self-Love 21-day program. To see if this program is right for you to click here You’ll be glad you did!]