Simple, but not always easy. True healing involves the ability to go to the places of our deepest woundings, be with the pain, and then allow the pain to move through our body and mind. Feeling the emotions fully and not holding on to them.
The ultimate healing comes when we truly love ourselves. But it's a phrase thrown around so much that it has lost meaning, and now is borderline cliche without meaning. It's important to first understand, that not everyone wants to love themselves. That can be hard to grasp, but it is true.
In shamanic work the questions of ego and its place come up for every single student. There is confusion. What is the ego? Don’t we need one? Isn’t it important to have a healthy ego so we can promote ourselves and be proud of who we are? Why all this talk about killing the ego, isn’t that crazy? If God meant for us not to have an ego she wouldn’t have given us one, right?
My primary relationship is with myself- all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically recieve the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am commited to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment. My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another. As I learn to love myself, I recieve the love I desire from others."
"Why is is so difficult to love oneself?...Or does it have to be difficult?... I was trying it for years! I was following Louise Hay's philosophy and exercises and never got results. Sometimes I think this only made me love myself less."
"You are, already perfect. It's just that the definition of perfect is so misunderstood. Your shadows will help you reveal your light. Your perceived limitations will lead you to your strengths. Your vulnerability will keep you grounded."