Summer is just around the corner, ladies, and I think you know what that means: longer days, more time outside, and significantly less clothing! This month, in celebration of the season that has us baring more of our bodies and heading outdoors, we’re going to focus on helping you to reveal — and revel in — your true sparkling essence!
To get started, I want to look at this idea of revelation in its most literal form. When temperatures begin to climb, we’re forced to reveal parts of ourselves that we’ve been covering up all winter. The thought of putting on a bathing suit in public can make even the most confident woman feel vulnerable, and send her off in search of the latest fad diet. As a matter of fact did you know that 91% of women hate their bodies?
I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way! It is possible for you to believe, deep down, that you’re gorgeous just the way you are.
Words Have Power
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’re familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto. In one of Emoto’s experiments, he placed two glasses of water drawn from an identical source next to each other. On one glass, he wrote positive messages and on the other, negative.
Later, Emoto viewed the water from both glasses under a microscope. What he discovered was astounding: the water crystals in the glass with the positive words looked like beautiful snowflakes, whereas the crystals in the glass with negative words were disfigured and murky.
The words we use to describe ourselves can have a dramatic impact on how we feel, physically and mentally. That’s why it’s so important that we begin to speak to ourselves using loving, nurturing and supportive language.
If you have trouble with specific parts of your body, you can start by looking in the mirror and asking yourself, “What has this part of my body helped me with?” Your stomach may have helped you to bear children. Maybe your hips make you feel sexy when you dance. Sturdy legs help you run and jump. Merely recognizing how amazing your body is can take you a step closer to loving it.
How One of My Clients Deepened Her Self Love
If you want to go a little deeper, take washable markers and write loving words on the parts of your body that you have a hard time accepting. One of my clients, who used to call her stomach her “spare tire,” reported amazing results after doing this for only a few short weeks. Every day, before getting into the shower, she drew hearts and rainbows and wrote “I love you,” onto her stomach. Then, as she let the water rain down on her, she’d imagine the words and images soaking deep into her body and soul.
Through this practice, she was able to shift her mindset entirely. Her negative perspective began to shrink, and she admitted that she was no longer worried about her stomach, in fact, she had grown to love it.
From the time we’re little girls, our culture tells us we have to look a specific way to be deserving of love and acceptance, but that’s not true! It’s our attitude about ourselves that tells other people how to love us. Watch this video for a very inspiring story about a woman who is embracing her body image:
When we are truly accepting of ourselves, we can sparkle the brightest. I want you to go into these summer months ready to shine like the gorgeous diamond that you are!
PS. If you would like to be free of the thoughts that haunt you and hurt you, Soul Sparkle Retreat would be a great benefit for you. It’s not just the week-end, it’s what happens afterwards that changes your life completely:)
Simply click here to sign up to speak with me to see if this retreat is a good fit for you. If you are ready to shut the door on the patterns that keep you stuck book a time to chat with me – this is your moment, it will be another year till the next retreat. Give yourself the gift of getting unstuck NOW!