In the U.S., February is a month that is associated with Valentines Day. Valentines Day connotes Love and romance.
Although I love the idea of love and romance, I also feel it needn’t be reserved for one day or only special relationships with romantic partners. What if we were to realize that the first, most important relationship we can have is the one with our own true BeLoved? And that your one true BeLoved is you.
Ultimately, you are born with and will spend the rest of your life with you. Others may come and go but you will never leave yourself. Waking up to the essential nature of that primary relationship, you can see yourself as your own true BeLoved.
I have found that a loving relationship with mySelf is the foundation for every other relationship I have. The relationship with my career, with my partner, with my children, friends, family and co-workers. My relationship with myself forms the basis for how I relate to the body I am in, the health I experience, and the choices I make. When I am in right relationship with mySelf, I feel I have everything I need to create, in each moment, the life I want to be living.
That being said, this Valentine’s Day ~ What if you focus your celebration on being in Love with you?
Shower yourself with gifts, words of affirmation, and acts of service. Be your own Valentine!
When you are your own Valentine you know how you want to celebrate love! You know what the kindest, gentlest thing would be to express love for yourself. You know how you want to feel. You don’t have to wait! You can’t be disappointed!
From this place, you can celebrate the love you have for your one true BeLoved – You. Then, you will truly honor and infuse love in to everyOne you encounter.
If we do celebrate Love with the BeLoved then it doesn’t have to be reserved for one day in February. Love can be celebrated every day in which you get to love yourself all over again.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Create a daily ritual: spend some time each morning doing something that speaks to your heart and soul.
- When you’re feeling unplugged or depleted, ask yourself “what is the kindest, gentlest thing I can do for myself right now?”
- Make a list of the things in your life that bring joy and energize you. Create time in your calendar to do those, even if it’s for 15 minutes, each week.
- Get out in nature. It will enliven your spirit.
- Prepare or buy a healthy meal. Treat your body as the temple that houses your soul.
- Appreciate your uniqueness and realize there is no way to compare yourSelf to anyone else. Remind yourSelf, “I am me and only I can do what I do the way I do it. That is my superpower.”
- Take a page out of the Marie Kondo book and start letting go of the things in your life that no longer spark joy.