When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror and said to yourself: “You are gorgeous?” or “I love you”? I bet it is not this morning nor yesterday… I personally can’t remember when was the last time I did something like that.
Well, recently I was participating in a Reiki mini-retreat, and Sandrine (the Reiki Master) asked us to say 2 things to ourselves: “ I love myself” and “ I take good care of myself”. Well, we all had different reactions to that but I can assure you that it took some effort from all of us; it really did not come naturally. But shouldn’t it come naturally? As Byron Katie (famous writer and author of “the work”) puts it, “It’s not your job to like me, it’s MINE!”
My invitation to you today is therefore to take a few minutes to stand in front of your mirror, and to say out loud to yourself: “I love you”, “ I take good care of you”. Other variations could be: I am beautiful, I am gorgeous, I am magnificent, I am sublime… And I want you to say it a few times, until you don’t feel the resistance anymore, until it feels like a natural thing to say. If after 10 or 20 times on day 1 it still does not feel natural, don’t worry, just do it again the next day, and repeat…
And you could also, when you find the phrase that fits you and feels good, to write it on a piece of paper and to stick it to your mirror so that you will not forget, but keep the benefit for longer, and think about saying it regularly (and when you don’t notice it anymore, change its place!)
I wish you a wonderful week!
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection.” ~Buddha
P.S. To know more about the reiki mini-retreat from Sandrine Daubord, please follow this link to her Facebook page!