The “I Love Me” Exercise
Look into the mirror on a daily basis and say to yourself,
“I love you. What can I do to make YOU happy today?”
Then DO what that little voice says. If you do this for a month and keep a journal of what the voice says and write down that you did what it says, this excites your Guides and Angels because they know you are opening yourself up to their love and guidance.
Purpose: The purpose of this exercise is to develop inner wisdom and confidence by following your instincts. It teaches you to honor and trust the guidance you receive and to make a stronger connection with your God. It teaches you to love yourself and to understand that you must take care of you and fill yourself with love before you have love to give others.
Many people with the Spiritual lesson of learning to love themselves are over-achievers. The more they do, they hope the more people will notice and love them. This can be extremely exhausting. They are trying to get love from external sources when it really needs to come from within.
You have lots of people pulling for you on this side and beyond the veil. Once you take time to listen to your God Voice, you will hear it often.
How do you differentiate your God Voice from ego?
Try this. . .start playing a negative movie of yourself in your mind. Got it? Now feel the energy. Where does that negative “ego” talk center in your body? That is EGO (Edging God Out.)
Now, play a good tape in your mind of something you excelled at, a time when you listened to your “gut” instinct, a time when you KNEW you were right on target about something. That gut instinct is your God Voice.
Where do you feel that energy in your body? It will be different for everybody. I feel my ego talking to me down the center of my body. My God Voice comes into my right ear.
Now, when you can differentiate between the two and when you ask for guidance but feel your ego respond–Thank your ego and wait to hear the answer where your God Voice talks to you.
And I just loved this from Will Craig’s Newsletter. . .
Own Your Excellence
by Will Craig
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . Newsletter Vol. V, Issue 40
Let’s face it. You are amazing! There is no one else in the world like you. It’s almost too hard to believe, but it’s true. You are one-of-a-kind. You have a gift that you were brought into this world to deliver. No one else can do it but you.
There’s just one catch… In order to fully deliver this gift; in order to fully live to your potential; you must own your excellence. You must acknowledge your greatness and all the reasons you are special.
Accepting the Challenge
Why is this so challenging for most of us to do? It’s just a matter of confidence.
Well, if self-confidence were all it took we would, in fact, own our excellence. There’s a natural tendency, however, to believe we’re not as good as the next guy. We’ve had to overcome certain obstacles, trials, and tribulations. We must not be as inherently wonderful as the truly dynamic people around us.
Of course, there are certain individuals (and I’m sure you’ve met a few) who are tremendously self-confident—over confident—and own more excellence than they deserve. For some reason they have an over-inflated opinion of their own skills and abilities and are fearless. How do they do that?
We can all take a lesson from these individuals. Grab some of that confidence for yourself. These individuals are human beings much like you and me. In fact, people are more alike than they are different. There’s a better than average chance they are not as glorious as they imagine or pretend to be. There is an equally good chance (100% chance in my book) that you are much better than you may perceive yourself to be.
Acknowledge your greatness. Own it!