3 Simple Self Love Practices to Honor Yourself + Those Around You
When you enter the term “self love” into google, you get 37 million search results. When you search the word “love,” you get more than 25 billion. As a society, we place an emphasis on love before self. This leads to a skewed view of the self that has many validating their worth by how much love they receive. We need to shift the priority back to self love practices. When we love ourselves, we become better lovers, partners and friends. Instead of constantly focusing on attracting love, let’s set an intention to radiate it. This may involve some introspection. What are the patterns in your life that you’d like to change? In what area of your life would you like to stimulate growth? What can you do to accomplish those changes? Essentially, what to you need to do to earn your love? Though it may sound strange, learn to date yourself. Rather than wishing for others to put effort into your happiness, be the one to give it to yourself. Buy yourself some flowers. Take yourself out to the movies. Get comfortable with yourself. Get to know yourself. Investing time and energy into yourself will help you to have a healthier outlook on life, and in turn, your vibrant essence will naturally attract others to you. Turn these simple self love practices into a daily routine to radiate love from every cell of your being!
Self Love Practices to Shift Your Energy Back to Love
- Set the tone for love as soon as you wake up: As soon as you open your eyes in the morning, instead of reaching for your phone to check your emails, repeat this affirmation 6x aloud: I allow myself to feel love, be love and give love. I know that love is everything. Really, really mean it with every ounce of your being.
- You’re a Love Junkie: As part of your daily routine, carry a little token of the Earth’s purest form of love with you wherever you go. Wearing a rose quartz necklace or rose quartz bracelet brings you back to a place of love in every moment. Love has no judgment. It is nurturing and healing, and is available to every person all the time. Love doesn’t put people in categories; that is something that we as humans do. We are all just love and that’s what what we were put on this Earth to do. The energy of Rose Quartz makes you stop and think what kind of human do I want to be today? It reprograms your body on a cellular level to vibrate with high love vibes and go out into the world with that mindset. Become a love junkie, a messenger of light and love, and make your mark on the world!
- Give the gift of love: With the current energy of the planet, there is a tendency stray away from love and be quick to judge those around you. Giving the gift of a Rose Quartz crystal can initiate the receiver’s own self love practices and perpetuate this movement of reawakening the love that innately lies within all of us. It’s a reminder that we need to tap into our humanity that doesn’t have divisions and labels. Every time you see your rose quartz and feel its energy, you’re reminded that you are love and to be love at every moment of the day.
When we tap into our true human nature, we are love not judgement. And it can start with you!
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.