The Gift of Self-Love

86To truly and fully love one’s self unconditionally is the greatest gift you can give not only to yourself but to others. When you live in and through love, you are living completely in tune with your Inner Life, the greater part of who you are. The love of self will radiate the pure nature of your true being.  It will, without effort, create life experiences that will bring you peace, appreciation, well-being, joy, happiness and abundance.

Every piece of our lives play out to the tune in which we created it ~ happy or unhappy ~ positive or negative ~ difficult or easy.  When you live in and through self-love, what do you think the outcome will be?  If you were able, and you are, to see and feel nothing but the love in you, about you, and around you, life would transform before your very eyes.  Feeding yourself love on a daily basis affects your body, mind and spirit bringing to you the natural flow of wellness, healing and positive energy.

The love of self does not always come easy especially for those who have difficulty appreciating and accepting their physical looks or forgiving themselves for their past mistakes. These two things alone can hinder one’s personal, mental and spiritual growth not to speak of creating a life that is filled with sadness, depression, dis-ease, guilt, regret, unhappiness and in some cases self-hatred.  For these and many more, they pay the consequences for the lack of self-acceptance, self-forgiveness, and self-love.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  You always have a choice as to how you want to feel and how much love you want to give to yourself.  There is no one to blame but yourself.

371What most of us tend to forget is that we were created THROUGH LOVE and so WE ARE LOVE. This is a part of us that can NEVER be taken away.  It is the greater and most powerful part of who you really are!  You ARE and will ALWAYS be LOVE and LOVED – completely, wholly and unconditionally!

Starting the process of unconditional self-love can be daunting at first, but depending on where you are in your journey, it could come very naturally to you, just like riding a bike.  The first and most difficult thing I had to do was to come face to face with myself.  To take a long hard look at myself not only physically but also personally, mentally and spiritually.  I had to come to terms with the shape of my body and all of my past mistakes but once I made it over these hurdles, the rest fell easily and effortlessly into place.  You see, when you truly care about and love yourself the bad habits, unhealthy life styles, unfulfilling relationships, etc. slip away. They slip away because you know how they are going to make you feel and if they don’t make you feel anything by joy and happiness, why would you give them to yourself? 

FORGIVE YOURSELF AND MOVE ON!

ACCEPT AND APPRECIATE ALL OF WHO YOU ARE!

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST!

PAMPER YOURSELF – YOU DESERVE IT!

LOVE YOURSELF INSIDE & OUT, EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!

283Truly caring for and loving yourself means making you and how you feel your #1 priority.  It means nurturing and caring for yourself as you would an infant.  It means giving to yourself, not just to others.  It means taking the time to appreciate who you are and how you look, knowing you are pure perfection.  When you make a mistake, and you will, take the time and effort to truly forgive yourself and allow yourself the freedom to move forward.  Self-love also means having self-compassion – be compassionate toward yourself instead of judgmental or critical.  Spend as much time as possible laughing and having fun!  Be patient and kind to yourself as we are all a work in progress.  Love yourself enough to be who you really want to be.  Follow your own heart.  Do what inspires you and enlightens you.  Surround yourself with people who make you feel alive and add to your experience, not take away from it.  Love yourself from the inside out.  If you create from love, it will never go wrong!  Most importantly, love yourself for exactly who you once were, who you are today, and who you are becoming!

139If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within.  Live, breathe and be your Inner Life.  Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be ….

Love & Light,

Cindy K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach

The Inner Life Journey

Why Look Down the Road When You Are Standing On It

331So many precious moments and opportunities are lost because we choose to look down the road instead of living on it.

The road ahead is the road you pave through personal creation.  You are the power in and of the road.  You can make it anyway you so choose. How you feel NOW will either create a happy road or an unhappy road.  Some may be smooth, some may be winding and some rough. Any of which will deliver life’s most amazing and miraculous experiences, so long as you look at them with a positive light.

To make the road smooth, you have to stop looking down it and start looking at it; where you are right now.  Find appreciation in and acceptance of the road you are on and then begin to visualize the road ahead – visualize it as how YOU want it to be.  Don’t visualize it based on everyone else’s needs, just your own.

334When you go against what is, you go against the road. You may as well stand in on-coming traffic, because that is what life will feel like.

There is nothing wrong with where you are, but to get to where you want to be you have to start from where you are.  When your focus is on what’s down the road, you miss everything that is on the road right NOW.  It is the right now that will take you to where you want to be.  You have to enjoy where you are now in order to make your trip a happy one.  What you put out, you get back, so if you are paving your road with negativity, unhappiness, worry, stress or dis-ease, that is exactly what you are going to get back.

333There is no need to worry about the future because the future does not exist.  Only the present moment exists and that is where all the power is.

You do not need to jump from here to there in one fell swoop. The most exciting part of any journey is in the creation of it. And the greatest part of creation is that nothing is carved in stone.  If you get 50 miles down the road and decide the direction you are heading is not really want you want, all you have to do is turn in another direction.

70Allow the road to take you to where you want to be.  Be one with the road and accept it for what it is.  There will be times when it is not as smooth as we would like it to be, but that is okay.  If it weren’t for a few bumps here and there, how would we know what it is we really want?  The road offers so many choices and gifts along the way but not all of them are seen, noticed or embraced because we spend too much time looking back at or down the road.

There is nothing you need to do but to feel good NOW.  The road will do all the work for you. You just have to trust where it is going to take you.

Love & Light,

Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach

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