Appreciating Yourself, Completely

351When you become consumed with negative feelings about yourself, it is nearly impossible to see anything, let alone yourself, in a positive light.  You are absent of worthiness and full of self-doubt.  You get caught in a never-ending cycle of self-defeating behaviors and before you know it, you cannot find meaning or purpose in your life.  This state of mind will eventually affect your overall well-being, not to speak of causing you to become out of tune with your Inner Life.

I know how difficult it can be to feel good about yourself when you are completely down.  Sometimes, in order to find and feel appreciation for who we are, regardless of how we got to where we are or what we did, it may serve us well to look outside ourselves first.  Select something outside yourself that makes you feel good and then feel appreciation for it until you feel a shift in your energy…..and you will. Whatever you do, stay focused on whatever it may be that makes you feel better until it begins to take form within you. Once you start to feel the appreciation within you, it’s time to turn inward and allow your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be.

355From this point forward, fill yourself up with the people, places, things, thoughts and feelings that bring you the most joy and happiness. Find appreciation for all of God’s perfect creations.  Once your positive momentum gets moving, allow yourself the joy in appreciating yourself, completely.  Appreciate everything there is to appreciate – get up close and personal with YOU. Before you know it, the all-knowing, pure positive energy will start pouring out of you, and then there will be unconditional self-love. It is then that the darkness fades away and the light shines through!!!!

If 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 Ortiz

 

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

The Gift of Self-Love XOXO

135The love of self is not only vital to your well-being but it is powerful in your life’s creations. Everything starts with you ~ with your Inner Life ~ your Inner Life IS you and it is pure unconditional Love. You are the creator of your own reality.  When you create from Love ~ your Inner Life, what do you think the outcome will be?  The outcome will be everything you ever dreamed of ~ true happiness, a healthy body & mind, financial success, overflowing abundance and much more!

The Secret: The Power by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret: The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

There are too many people who suffer from the lack of self-love. They live unhealthy and unhappy lives because somewhere along the line they came to believe they were not worthy of the life they really wanted.  Regardless of where the lack of self-love originated from, everyone deserves their heart’s desires. Everyone deserves to love themselves, to give love, and to receive love.

Do you really believe you chose to come into this physical experience to endure any type of emotional pain and live without love?  No, you did not.  None of us did. With this in mind, would you not want everything to start from a place of love?  

137I know it is our natural instinct to want to go back to the past to try to figure out how we came to believe we were unworthy, but it truly is not necessary.  Going back does not change anything.  All it does is create more pain and suffering because you are not living in the here and now.  

Nothing needs to be understood in order to move forward and love yourself.  All that matters is how you want to feel, what you want to create, and how you want the rest of your life to unfold.  Once you get back in tune with your Inner Life you will easily begin to move into a place of true, unconditional love.  It will be then, that the suffering will end.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Love Yourself: The Key to Transforming Your Life by Embrosewyn Tazkuvel

Loving one’s self is not always easy, for there may be years upon years of negative beliefs built up inside you, but don’t let that stop you.  You are worth the effort.  Once you experience even the slightest difference in how you feel, you are going to want more and more love and before you know it, your life will change in every way possible.  You will feel and be healthier and happier. You will find appreciation for who you are and experience the joys of what life really has to offer.

When you love yourself unconditionally you make yourself your number one priority. You nurture and care for yourself as you would a newborn.  You give to yourself the things YOU need.  The things that will make you feel good and make you happy.  You are kind, gentle, and loving to yourself.  When you make a mistake, you find compassion and forgive yourself. You laugh and have fun.  You care for your body and mind, only ingesting what is good for you. You accept and love yourself for exactly who you once were, who you are today, and who you are becoming.  

136Choosing ME Before WE: Every Woman’s Guide to Life and Love by Christine Arylo

Love yourself enough to be who you really want to be.  Follow your own heart.  Do what inspires you, delights you, and enlightens you.  Be bright, light and full of shine.  

Surround yourself with the people who make you feel alive and add to your experience, not take away from it.  And remember…the only opinion of yourself that matters is your own.  You do NOT need anyone else’s opinion. You are pure perfection.  You were created THROUGH LOVE and so YOU ARE LOVE.  This can NEVER be taken away from you.  It is a part of who you really are!  You ARE and will ALWAYS be LOVE and LOVED – completely, wholly and unconditionally!

Give yourself The Gift of Self-Love today! XOXO

Love & Light,

Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach

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