In my post, 6 Self-LOVE Opportunities, I explored various ways you can LOVE yourself everyday, especially when you find it difficult to be even the littlest bit kind to yourself.
I've added three more exercises below to choose from, which create more LOVE in your inner reality...
Specifically designed to connect you to your inner child - enhancing your playfulness and spontaneity.
Exercise #1: Playing with Your Inner Child
Besides honoring your body’s needs and being present, self-LOVE can also take the form of honoring your inner child, the part of you that is spontaneous, carefree and wants to play.
Before doing this exercise, know that your inner child is a part of you and that you can talk to this part of yourself at any time.
Making contact with this part of yourself is as simple as knowing you are already connected.
You can imagine an image of yourself as a very young child while you go through this exercise or just intend that your inner child is next to you.
Stop, throughout your day, and imagine your inner child with you - check in with them.
Ask them what they want to do and listen to the response you receive. The answer may come in the form of words, an image, a knowing or something that draws your attention.
Thank your inner child for answering you.
Incorporate the answer you received into your daily life.
You may find that your inner child wants to go over and look at a rock on the ground, do a little dance or watch the leaves rustle.
You may find that when you incorporate your inner child’s suggestions, making dinner doesn’t have to be a chore.
Putting on music, doing a little shimmy to the stove, smelling and touching the spices can all be integrated very easily and don’t take much time to incorporate.
Exercise #2: Flower Essence Magic!
Larch Bach Flower Remedy is a great flower essence to use to help bring in more self-love.
It "Helps to instill self-confidence and self-esteem and heal early childhood negative programming of limiting beliefs about oneself."
Have you ever been attracted to a specific flower, tree, plant or rock for no particular reason?
I bet you were when you were a child.
And chances are you still are as an adult.
The plant and mineral worlds are very much alive and hold specific energy vibrations that can attract you to them to help you.
I bet that when you looked at or walked up to that tree, plant, flower or rock that attracted you, you felt a little better.
The vibrations of nature can align with us and affect our subtle energy bodies to promote healing.
That’s how flower and tree vibrational essences work.
Flower and tree essences are made from water infused with the flowers, leaves and energies of specific species and preserved with a little bit of alcohol (there are also gem elixirs made from the energies of the mineral kingdom).
All essences do no harm and are wonderful tools in helping with any mental and emotional state.
They are a form of subtle energy healing.
You can ask your inner child, look on the internet, stand in front of the essences in a natural foods store or just intuitively know which essence is right for you at this time. There is no wrong way to choose a flower essence. Bach Flower Essences have a great guide at stores that sell them which can tell you a lot about the unique healing support each one provides.
Once you've found your essence, place 4 drops in a small glass of water, a big water bottle, under your tongue, on your skin or in a spray water bottle. It’s really up to you. There’s no wrong way to take the essence. The beautiful and amazing thing about essences though, and homeopathy for that matter, is the more you dilute the essence, the stronger and more powerful the effect is for your energy field.
You can take the essence whenever you remember to or at scheduled intervals throughout the day. At the beginning I find it best to take them at least twice to four times a day for a few days and then once or twice a day thereafter. Trust your intuition to know what is best for you.
Go about your day and enjoy!
These are very subtle energies, so watch for subtle shifts in your level of happiness, thought processes and how you handle stress and emotions.
You may be surprised at how well they work and your inner child will love playing with them.
Exercise #3: Color Healing Like a Kid
This exercise was inspired by Ted Andrews' work and incorporates self-love, play, and healing (among a whole list of other things).
Chances are your inner child loves to color.
How many young children don’t like coloring?
This is an exercise that can get you out of your sometimes stogy adult role and into the creative, playful and present moment.
The coloring exercise below will seem deceptively simple to your mind...
But, hang in there, cause it opens tons of new doors into knowing yourself.
NOTE: Do not read below step 4 until you have finished your drawing/coloring.
What you’ll need:
Paper, pencil, ruler, a standard 64 pack of Crayola crayons.
Make a big circle with your pencil that encompasses the whole page.
Using your ruler and your pencil separate your circle into as many pie pieces as you have crayons in your pack.
Color in each pie piece with a different crayon in your pack.
Have fun and remember there is no “perfect” in coloring.
When you finish, take a look at the colors you put together and the ones you especially enjoy.
Those are your healing colors for that moment; the ones you need to see and be around today that can balance and energize you.
You can use these combinations that you especially enjoy in picking out your outfit, decorating your living space or making more art.
Then, take a look at the colors and combinations you don't like...
These will tell you about which colors you need to embrace and LOVE.
They represent the aspects of you, you're not able to acknowledge.
To embrace these colors, look at them closely and say the following:
"Thank you colors for giving me the opportunity to LOVE the parts of me I don't normally. I embrace you, ME."
When you’re feeling down, take a look at this wheel and enjoy.
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