You know you are on the right path when the universe begins presenting little gifts for you. For the last month or so I have submerging myself in gratitude and self love. I took a gratitude workshop that gave me some tools to document what I am grateful for throughout the day.
Since I took this little workshop I have been seeing a shift. All of the sudden hearts were popping up everywhere. The first time I noticed a little heart shaped gift from the universe was when I stepped out of a nice sea salt bath a few nights ago, there in the little water splashes outside the tub was this perfect heart water drop. The second time I accepted (notice how I used the word accepted here) a little heart from the universe was when I was cleaning the stove top and as I was spraying the organic cleaner a perfect heart magically formed in the bubbles. And last night as I was getting a salty snack for my family I poured out some chips and out came this perfectly folded heart shape chip just for me. Thank you universe I am accepting all your little gifts with openness and gratitude! <3 <3 <3
Over the years I have allowed myself to slowly close my heart and pull away from others. I would dwell on the negative instead of embracing the good and the lessons in situations.
Presently I am on this major self love rehabilitation and finally accepting the gifts from the universe.
It takes a lot for me to open up to people especially new friends because I am scared of giving too much of myself and be left grieving when the friendship doesn't work out.
Yesterday I told another woman I loved her, a new friend, a soul sister and someone who is going to be in my life for a long time.
I was almost in tears after I wrote the words I love you. I can't remember the last time I said that to anyone who wasn't family or an old friend.
Last night when I was sharing with my husband it felt really good to share. Something I didn't really do in the past. I want to share my feelings now, I want to express gratitude to all that touch my life. I have so much to be thankful for. So damn much to be thankful for!
I'm turning thirty five next month and I can't believe it's taken me this long to come to this heart opening experience. Now I want to share my self love experiences and gratitude.
It's sad how we don't get taught to love ourselves I mean truly love ourselves when we are young. Today is the International Self Love day, Who knew right! So this morning I embraced the time with my daughters before the oldest went off to school. I wrote to her teacher to let her know it's the International Self Love day and suggested that she cut out a heart for all the students in the class and ask them to write what they love about themselves in the heart. I wrote a little temporary tattoo on my daughters inner wrist that reads Self Lover. Hoping that kids will ask her about it so she can let them in on this very special day. <3 this needs to start young so please share the importance of self love.
My husband and I were going over little ideas on what we could do to embrace this special day, as he works in the day he came up with these easy doable gifts:
Listening to some favourite forgotten music in the truck
Stopping in at the LCBO after work to pick up some favourite beers
Writing in his journal what he loves about himself
Because I am at home with my youngest my list is a little longer:
Start the day with a mini meditation in bed
Silently thank the heavens and universe while I brush my teeth
Return to my bedroom for a handstand up the wall
Enjoy a huge bottle of overnight brewed lemon water
Stay off my iPad until after I get back from taking my daughter to her bus stop
Make the morning really loving with hugs and kisses and ask what my daughters love about themselves
Dry brush before shower
Take time to cuddle with my youngest in the shower
Wear perfume and a my new heart necklace that I made on the weekend
Paint my nails
Write a post about it <3
Then after this I will:
Make a special organic tea and almond milk latte
Make a new piece of jewellery
Light some rose incense
Pull an oracle card
Journal what I love about myself
Have a candle lit bath tonight while listening to my heart chakra playlist
Romance my husband to close the night and welcome Valentines day
Good start I'd say! But it doesn't stop I want to fall in love with everything.
I would love love love to hear some of your self love rituals or gifts.
Happy Self Love day.