Do You Really Love Yourself?
What does it really mean to know how to love yourself?
I teach about love. And today I was thinking about my chosen occupation. I asked myself… do I know how to love myself? How do I explain loving yourself to women?
As a teacher of love and guiding women to love themselves and their bodies on a deeper level, I want you to realize this isn’t an overnight proposition. This is a lifelong pursuit. Loving yourself and your body is something you cultivate.
Do You Know How To Love Yourself?
When you fall in love with another you experience a euphoric feeling. There are actual brain chemicals that are released when you fall in love with someone. Believe it or not, these brain chemicals are as powerful as heroin.
The euphoric feelings from this love chemical usually subside within the first two years of a relationship. Until then you may think you are in love but love and cultivating love in a relationship actually starts after the first two years of a relationship.
It isn’t until after this love drug wears off that you see the other person in all of their realness. That is why many relationships only last about 2 years and maybe 3 years if you are “trying to work it out.” I have had a few 2 to 3-year relationships. Have you? Ponder this… a “real” relationship doesn’t actually start until after the first two years. Before that, you are under the influence of a drug. Imagine!
Once a “real” relationship sets in the couple has an opportunity to develop a deep authentic connection that ripens like fine wine as they journey through life’s ups and downs together.
Falling In Love with Yourself
The same is true for you in your relationship with YOU! You have been with YOU ever since you were born. You are way past the euphoric stage. Are you in a “real” relationship. Through the ups and downs of life have you been there for yourself? Do you feel you know how to love yourself? Have you cultivated a deep sense of self-acceptance? Are you your best cheerleader? Do you know how to take care of yourself emotionally by understanding energy and what you choose to expose yourself to?
To Know How to Love Yourself
I want to recommend you fall deeply, head over heels in love with yourself. Look yourself in the mirror, deep into your eyes, seeing your soul, and let yourself know that you are there for YOU. That the two of you (You and Your Soul) will always be together.
As you gaze in the mirror and connect deep into your eyes let yourself know that you love yourself; that you are in this thing called life together and for the long hall. Let yourself know that you won’t abandon YOU, that you are doing the best you possibly can, and that you believe you are important. Make this connection with yourself. It only takes a few minutes and it can be quite profound. Cultivate a sense of connection with yourself and I believe you will find true love.
Make this connection with yourself a normal part of your life. It only takes a few minutes and it can be quite profound. Cultivate a sense of connection with yourself and I believe you will find true love.
Have a magical day!
I’m Anna-Thea, an author and Divine Feminine educator. I support women in cultivating a deeper sense of self-love. Women tell me, “I need to love myself more, I just don’t know how.” I have easy to use online courses that give you the tools you need to create more love in your life. These are tools you can use for the rest of your life.