loving toward others than we are to ourselves. Be honest, do
you love and accept yourself...all parts of yourself? And if not,
what blocks you from loving and accepting yourself?
- Maybe you feel guilty when you put yourself first.
- Maybe you’re afraid they’ll see you as selfish if you love
- Maybe you think putting everyone else first “should” be
Contrary to the myths about self-love and self-acceptance,
neither are a sign of selfishness. Loving and accepting yourself
in healthy ways expands your capacity to be present to, and
loving and accepting of, others in healthy ways.
How can we learn to accept ourselves, particularly when
we’re suffering or feel like we have made a mistake? Loving and
accepting all parts of ourselves is one of the greatest spiritual
challenges we may encounter. It is also necessary for living a
life filled with love, abundance, wellbeing, and outrageous joy.
Fortunately, there’s a growing body of research demonstrating
that loving and accepting ourselves and being kind and
compassionate toward ourselves is essential for emotional
wellbeing. Not only does it help us avoid the inevitable
consequences of harsh self-judgment—depression, anxiety, and
stress—it also changes our vibration and increases our
wellbeing and hopefulness about ourselves and the world
around us. Experiencing and extending outrageous joy is our
mission, our life purpose. To experience the wellbeing,
abundance and joy we desire, we have to shift our vibration.
Every thought or feeling has a vibration that can be measured.
Simply put, our vibration is either constricted or expansive. My
friend and colleague Rue Hass eloquently describes it as "yum"
At any given moment we choose our vibration. We have the
power to choose whether to respond or react to our
environment. Shifting our vibration connects us to the power of
intention. That place where you feel outrageous joy will become
It’s great that more and more people are thinking about the
importance of self-love, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
But a common oversight of people interested in changing
their vibration is failing to identify and clear the blocks to
When you are ready to love and accept yourself, you will
release the resistance in your energy field, and start to notice
how much outrageous joy there is in your life. When you love
and accept yourself the universe will support you in new and
surprising ways by opening up new channels of outrageous joy.
Identifying your #1 Block to Self-Acceptance is the first step to
attracting what you want in life.
Below is a link to the Quiz: What is Your #1 Block to Self-
Acceptance. The Quiz takes just a few minutes to
complete. Once you've completed it, you'll immediately know