One of the central points of the Louise Hay healing workshop I attended last weekend is self love. In fact if you read the book “You can heal your life” Louise herself says that no matter what the issue she only works on love of the self for healing.
This to me was always going to be something that needed some work and undoubtedly effort to move forward on.
The course was very interesting in the techniques and exercises used to help highlight issues to work on and also methods to release anger. The idea that it is OK to be angry is not necessarily something you would automatically associate with healing. Nevertheless it is an important part of healing to be able to express and release these feelings, along with your guilt and fear.
I had a particularly good punch of some pillows when I was releasing my fear that I may never have a child. I had a good cry when we listed the negative messages we have been given through our lives. I also met some wonderful people on the course.
Of course applying this into daily life is the next step. I am looking in the mirror and saying “I love you” as I said to Tina who led our course I find I can easily look into my eyes and say the words. I then have an internal conversation along the lines of “you’re just saying that, you don’t mean it” to which I am forced to admit “I want to mean it but I don’t know how to”. For now I am assured that I should continue and that the meaning will fall into place when I hit the appropriate healing shift.
How many people can tell themselves in a mirror that they love themselves (not in a narcissistic way) and mean it?