Day 8 - Love Yourself - Discover the Essence of Pure Love Flowing Through Your Body, Mind & Soul






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"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection" ~Buddha

Welcome to day 8. I think you're going to love this next exercise. I wonder if you have heard of Dr. Masaru Emoto? Dr. Emoto is a Japanese researcher who has done some very interesting works in the photography of frozen water crystals. I was introduced to him a few years back while I was studying Yogic philosophy in the Bahamas. He is a wonderful man with a very kind heart. What he has shown in his experiments is the effect our emotions have on water. For example, positive words such as love, gratitude, compassion, caring etc. produced beautiful snow shaped crystals.

On the other hand water exposed to negative thoughts, such as hatred, jealousy, words like you make me sick etc, produced incomplete ugly patterns with dull colors.

As we all know, our bodies are made of mostly water. So you can imagine what effect your thoughts could have on your body if it can influence the shape of water crystals.

Think of what happens inside your body when you get angry, get frustrated or have other kinds of negative thoughts. Now think of what could happen inside your body when you practice self love, when you show gratitude and truly appreciate what you have.

Now Dr. Emoto's experiment also shows that thoughts effect matter outside of yourself. If thoughts like "you make me sick" effect water in a negative way, what do you think happens when you say it to someone? And even if you only thought about it; the experiments show that thoughts have an external effect. I think his experiments do a great job in showing us that our power lies within ourselves, in our thoughts and beliefs.

When you practice self love, you are nourishing the seed of the Creator within, which is love. When you extend love to others the seed of love grows like a flower within you. The following guided visualization will begin your awakening to the incredible power of self-love.

Self Love Quotes:

  • "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." ~Lucille Ball
  • “I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise” ~ Steve Maraboli
  • "Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults" ~ Les Brown
  • "Self-love is, in almost all men, such an over-weight that they are incredulous of a man's habitual preference of the general good to his own; but when they see it proved by sacrifices of ease, wealth, rank, and of life itself, there is no limit to their admiration."      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "All other love is extinguished by self-love; beneficence, humanity, justice, philosophy, sink under it."~ Epicurus
  • "No one can love you until you love yourself,and you cannot love anyone else, until you love yourself"~Raymond Charles Barker
  • "Look into a mirror, make eye contact with yourself, and say "I love me"as many times as possible during the day."~Wayne Dyer 
  • If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.~Louise L. Hay



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