I used to say pre-pandemic that the REAL “virus” was all the self-flagellation that we each seem to do so easily.
We can be SO hard on ourselves,
SO critical and harsh.
We can expect perfection, even when we are just learning something.
And we spend more time steeping in the energy of “I am not enough” than the energy of “GO ME!”
It does seem kinda silly when you just read it that way, right?!
Ok, #1 was playfulness. You can see how if you are being PLAYFUL, your inner critic may have a harder time getting your attention.
We are going to call this “game” (playfulness) CATCH-YOU-DOING-IT-GREAT!
I literally do this, after watching a Matt Kahn YouTube video (wish I could tell you exactly which one, but it was years ago and he has tons–highly recommend him.)
“Look at me! I am SO great at turning on the stove!”
“Go you amazing thang! You are picking your clothes up off the floor / parking the car / answering emails / shampooing your hair… like a BOSS!” 😂😂😂
Then, up the game….
“I am learning how to _______ SO great! I am making ‘mistakes’ and learning from them. I AM getting better and better each day!”
“Look at me having the difficult conversation!”
“Way to go YOU, setting an intention before getting out of bed in the morning.”
“Look at me, raising my vibration ALL BY MYSELF!”
Keep it going…
“I am so great at transmuting my Underworld experiences into learning opportunities.”
“I don’t know how I am going to _____ and I know if I take it one step at a time, I will get there!”
“I AM loving this painting, even when I feel like I made a mistake / messed it up, because I know I AM constantly learning and improving.”
Lesson TWO in Rise Above . A Transformational Painting Challenge creates space for you to experience this & how to get to know your Inner Witness even better and more.
Imagine all the ways your life would shift into playful, loving, inspiring NEW territory when you develop this pattern of cheering yourself on rather than beating yourself up? Right!?
The ONLY reason you don’t love yourself in every moment completely 1000% unconditionally is because someone ELSE in your life, most likely early on, did not mirror this for you and / or did not express her/his love to you unconditionally – or in a way that FELT unconditional. Gee, maybe because she/he never received that kind of love because no one talked about how only YOU can love YOU unconditionally.
Let’s stop that pattern NOW, shall we?
SELF-reclamation means sourcing everything you NEED from within YOU.
No one else is going to love you no matter what if you don’t.
And you can’t BE that unconditional love for anyone else (even your partner, spouse, child, parent…).
💥💥YOU CAN BE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR YOURSELF & MODEL IT FOR OTHERS SO THAT IT IS EASIER FOR THEM TO DO IT FOR THEMSELVES TOO. BOOM!💥💥
Whoosh! I love this conversation we get to have SO much! 😆
So go love yourself today…
…the messy YOU,
…the open minded, gullible, idealistic YOU,
…the ever-expanding, learning, growing, spiral path YOU,
…the painting like a Wild Woman YOU!
Pssst… if this conversation makes you feel happy, then sharing this blog post will also create that happy energy… which is super close to JOY and feels very purpose-FULL. Way to go!
Have you watched my video shares on the Rise Above sales page yet? My stoke factor is super high! This new course surprised me almost every time I went to the canvas… we know that is a GREAT SIGN! Check it out HERE.
Hope you join in the transformational challenge! It is ALWAYS a good thing to invest in experiences that will inspire growth and expansion. I know this to be TRUE.
See you in our monthly Zoom soon (everyone in any of my online programs is invited)! (Remember those invites go through the WhitneyFreyaStudio.com platform. Check your Profile / Notifications to be sure you are opted in).
|heARTfully (from Bali),
P.S. Look HOW great you are at opening & reading blog posts! Go YOU! 😉