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Are you sometimes really hard on yourself? Do you have a tendency to dwell on your weaknesses or mistakes instead of what you’re proud or happy about? Are you sometimes easily defeated by setbacks or criticism? Have you ever felt like you can’t openly ask for what you need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for a self-esteem tune up!
Practicing self love is integral to enhancing your intuition. When you feel good about yourself, your intuitive filters are clear and you’re fully connected to the Divine. You’re able to cast your net into the world around you and thus move forward on your highest path. Conversely, when you don’t approve of yourself, your Goblin ego takes over and whispers more harsh and judging thoughts. Lack of self-esteem keeps you separated from the world around you and disconnected to your intuition. The more you disapprove of yourself, the more you end up stuck in a prison of your own making. And, you don’t want that!
Self-esteem and self love involves making a choice to value and approve of yourself—no matter what. Many of us are so used to negativity that we’re more aware of our weaknesses than our strengths. While self-esteem isn’t about thinking you’re perfect— because nobody is — it involves knowing that you’re worthy of love, acceptance, and happiness. When you’re comfortable in your skin, you know you don’t have to prove yourself to anyone. When you find that esteem from within, you’re also able to forgive yourself and others for mistakes. You don’t berate yourself for your weaknesses, rather you’re able to laugh at yourself!
Ultimately, when you love and approve of yourself, you’re awake and fully connected to the world around you. When you make a choice to cultivate your self-esteem, you strengthen your intuition and step onto your highest path.
Give Yourself a Pat on the Back!: Self love involves celebrating your strengths and achievements. So, make a LONG list of all the things you’ve ever done that make you proud. Include even the things that seem “small,” such as anything you’ve done for another person, how well you manage your time or money, etc. Then include all the attributes and qualities you have that also make you feel proud. Look at the list everyday this week and give yourself a pat on the back!
Take Charge of Your Mind!: Stop letting your mind dictate negative thoughts to you. Remember this is just your wounded small self trying to rain on your parade and get you in separation mode. So, pay close attention to how you talk to yourself and keep negative chatter to a minimum. Anytime you catch yourself thinking something that is disapproving, take a deep breath and challenge it. For example, let’s say you find yourself thinking you can’t do something because it scares you. Catch the thought and ask yourself to find examples of when you did something that scared you. Likewise, don’t feed your mind with gossip, judgment, anger and so on. This is also a good time to use Oracle Cards to have a new dialog with the Universe. The cards bring a totally new perspective that changes the directions of your thoughts.
Meditate: Quieting your mind by using your breath as a focal point is an extremely powerful way to stop negative chatter and connect with your intuition. So, breathe deeply and naturally – imagine – in- out – in – out and even if you only do this for just 5 minutes in the morning and again in the evening, this will have a profound impact on your self-esteem as you stop the cycle of negative chatter.
All my love always,
“ Anything is possible when you open your connection to the Universe”
Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards (Deck and Guidbook)