Loving others is about lifting them up. You uplift another person with the quality of your attention, acceptance, affection and appreciation. The experience of love is always a joy when it’s uplifting and unconditional.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu
Love creates healthy relationships. It’s soul purpose is to open the hearts of humanity to live in higher states of consciousness. When you allow your heart to lead the way it will always direct you to the most loving experiences. Wherever your heart naturally goes, your attention will follow.
Affection uplifts another person by honoring their physical well-being. Your touch, kind words, and gentle embrace all speak the language of love. Genuine affection not only shows how much you care, it speaks volumes about your capacity for true intimacy.
Acceptance uplifts out of respect for others. Your approval allows...
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Loving yourself means paying attention to your body, mind, heart, and spirit. As you focus on each part with compassion you will naturally cultivate genuine self-love in a balanced way. When you love yourself life gets easier.
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
~ Barbara De Angelis
Loving your body begins with self-acceptance. It needs acceptance to heal or change any parts that you've judged or rejected. When you look at your body in the mirror focus on the parts that are easy to love, then switch your focus to the parts that are harder to love, and accept them too. Your body will respond with healing and transformation.
Loving your mind starts with attention. Pay attention to how you're using your mind or if it's using you. You can develop a healthy mindset by saying...
Remember when you say thank you to feel it in your heart. When you have a heartfelt response to receiving you create a healthy mindset that takes nothing and no one for granted. This is how you uplift your soul in a big way.
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Say thank you to your body for all of the functions it performs for you each and every day without you even having to think about it. Thank your body for being the vehicle for your soul to take this incredible journey through life. Self-care is is a wonderful form of appreciation.
Say thank you when you turn on the faucet and clean water comes pouring out to meet your needs. Say thank you when you flip a switch and the lights come on in your home. Say thank you when you start your car, and when it takes you safely to your destination. Extreme thankfulness naturally feels good....
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Wonder is the antidote to worry. Worry is pushing against what you don't want while wonder is being open to what you do want. Wondering about the best movie you can create with your imagination produces a wonderful life.
“To be more childlike, you don't have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.”
Blessings and miracles appear and disappear like star trails. Their light leaves behind signs that will either be appreciated or missed completely. Life often communicates through cosmic synchronicity; it's up to you to pay attention.
"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts."~ Alan Cohen
Living in your head will cause you to judge more than appreciate. Move to your heart where you will naturally appreciate all that you receive. It's like coming home to a sacred place within yourself.
Thank you. These two words are worth repeating. Say them from your whole body and feel it deep within your soul; speak them from a mind that knows you are blessed; express them from your heart with sincerity and love.
Make a habit of appreciating your life. From the moment you wake up, start by appreciating that you are awake, to the moment you rest your head on the pillow at night;...
Struggle comes from living with a mistaken identity. It’s the result of over-identifying with a wounded ego that’s struggling to survive. When you identify more with your soul and less with your ego, the tug-of-war between fear and love will have a happy ending.
Declare “I Am Giving Up Struggle” and reflect on this quote by bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates: “When you give up struggle, there’s a kind of love.”
When you’re struggling in a relationship, your ego is in charge and pulling you into its fear-based belief system. When you’re at ease, your soul is in charge and pulling you towards unconditional love. You can tell which part is in control by the way you feel.
Imagine paddling a kayak upstream. Giving up the struggle is simply turning your kayak around and going downstream. There is a river of well-being flowing to you at all times. When you stop resisting, and relax into the flow of...
Prosperity arrives on the wings of gratitude. The dragonfly symbolizes a shift from scarcity consciousness to prosperity consciousness. Appreciating what you already have brings more to appreciate.
Declare “I Am Creating Prosperity” and reflect on these words from Wayne Dyer: “When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.”
Prosperity is a state of mind. It’s knowing that you are enough, will always have enough because you’re part of an abundant universe. Look for the abundance that is all around you and you’ll be prosperous.
If you happen to see a dragonfly acknowledge it as a sign of prosperity in your life. Express gratitude for the reminder.
Your prosperity benefits others. The more you have, the more you have to share. Use your wealth to enrich the lives of others.
When you shift your...
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