Love Yourself Unconditionally

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“I am an amazing creation of love. This body, I have been given, is a home to my spirit. This is the only body that I have and so I choose to nurture it with nutritious food. I always listen to my body. I am gentle with it. I rest when I need to.

I treat myself with kindness and love everyday. I take time to be still and silent often. I only ever speak positive words about my wonderful self. I completely love, accept and respect myself at all times.

I am a miracle. I am eternally loved. I am cared for. I am treasured. I am a beatuiful spirit. I love myself unconditionally and therefore I am able to love others unconditionally.”

~ author unknown

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100 Things I Love

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by Luzia Light

Stress, annoyances, gossip, complaints and criticism don’t add anything valuable to our lives. Yet, somehow we keep thinking about these negative things, we keep talking about them, hearing about them and reading about them. So, to counteract all this negativity we encounter way too often during our day-to-day life, today let’s think about things we love. Focus on love. Feel your heart expand as you try to come up with 100 things you love! Not just like, but looooove. What are you passionate about? What makes your heart expand and sing? What fills you with joy? Listing 100 things you love will surely shift your vibration and your mood. Go ahead, make your day!

Print out this pdf –  100ThingsILove  – for a template to fill in your 100 things you love or just take a plain, big piece of paper and start doodling, drawing, writing. Make yourself a nice big cup of coffee or tea and sit down in a quiet space. Let yourself get lost in that realm of love, where all things wonderful exist.

And here are 100 Things that I Love (in no particular order):

100 Things I Love 

  1. coffee
  2. watching the sun rise from my bedroom window
  3. listening to the train across the water choo-chooing along the tracks and blowing its horn
  4. listening to the birds singing in the trees
  5. Watching the bald-headed eagles fly through our neighbourhood
  6. my laptop
  7. my Smartphone
  8. writing
  9. taking a break during a busy day at a cozy cafe
  10. the smell of vanilla
  11. wood fire places
  12. Bommersheim (my hometown in Germany)
  13. apples
  14. bookstores
  15. my notebook
  16. breakfast in bed
  17. eggs benedict
  18. Dvořák (his music and also just saying his name (Devorjak)…delightful!)
  19. A free day with absolutely no appointments and nothing that needs to be done
  20. emails from good friends
  21. sailboats
  22. dogs
  23. the Rocky Mountains
  24. the West Coast of Canada
  25. painting
  26. my ukulele
  27. my guitar
  28. playing drums
  29. jamming
  30. good food
  31. champagne
  32. reiki
  33. crystals
  34. my angel cards
  35. forests
  36. West Coast beaches in the winter
  37. shells
  38. rocks
  39. wood
  40. trees
  41. flowers
  42. whales
  43. a starry night sky
  44. flying
  45. wind
  46. feathers
  47. Paris
  48. La Bretagne
  49. the opera
  50. crows
  51. dancing
  52. skating
  53. weddings
  54. vanilla ice cream
  55. puzzles
  56. movies that are funny and thoughtful
  57. simplicity
  58. laughing
  59. daisies
  60. Luzia Creek (in Northern Alberta, Canada)
  61. Birkenstock sandals
  62. spaghetti
  63. bunnies
  64. babies
  65. a good conversation
  66. walking barefoot
  67. beach parties
  68. silence
  69. Janis Joplin
  70. writing lists
  71. making vision boards
  72. good design
  73. decorating
  74. hosting parties
  75. The Daily Goddess ;-)
  76. wind chimes
  77. the possibilities of the internet age… amazing!
  78. meditating
  79. vegetables
  80. wolves
  81. owls
  82. school / learning new things
  83. meeting interesting people
  84. garage sales /thrift shops/ flea markets
  85. candles
  86. scarves
  87. postcards
  88. happy endings
  89. hugs
  90. minimalist clothes
  91. mala beads and rosaries
  92. tiramisu
  93. how the body has the amazing ability to heal itself – all the time!
  94. Johann Strauss and his waltzes
  95. every day miracles – when you intent for something to happen or appear, and it just does, just like that
  96. rainbows
  97. down quilts and pillows
  98. good news (As in: ‘Hey, good news… ‘ or: Good news on the news)
  99. Calvin & Hobbes
  100. life

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100 Ways to Praise Yourself and Others

 

1. Wow!
2. Way to go!
3. Super.
4. You’re Special.
5. Excellent!

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6. Great!
7. Well done.
8. I knew you could do it.
9. You must be so proud of yourself.
10. Fantastic.
11. Super Star!
12. Nice work.
13. Looking good.
14. You’re on top of it.
15. Now you’re flying.
16. You’re on fire.
17. You’ve got it.
18. You’re incredible.
19. Good stuff.
20. Perfect!

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21. You’re well on your way.
22. How nice.
23. How smart.
24. Good job.
25. I like you.
26. You’re a winner.
27. Remarkable job.
28. Good.

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29. Beautiful work.
30. You’re spectacular.
31. You’re so sweet.
32. Very nice!
33. I like you very much. Just as you are.

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34. You are unique.
35. You’re da bomb!
36. Super work.
37. You’ve discovered the secret.
38. You figured it out.
39. Fantastic job.
40. You mean a lot to me.
41. Hip, hip, hooray!
42. BINGO!
43. You’re sensational.

44. Very creative!
45. Super job.
46. Fantastic job.
47. Exceptional performance.
48. You are right.
49. That is correct.
50. What an imagination.
51. You’re such a great listener.
52. You are so fun to be with.
53. Outstanding performance.
54. You’re such a good friend.
55. I trust you.
56. You make me happy.

57. You brighten my day.
58. You mean the world to me.
59. You’re a treasure.
60. You’re wonderful.
61. A+ job.
62. You made my day.
63. Way to go.
64. You’re simply the best.

65. A big hug.
66. A big kiss.
67. I love you.
68. Nothing’s gonna stop you now.

69. You did it!
70. You’ve got it going on.
71. You go, girl. (or dude)
72. Marvellous!
73. Good for you.
74. It’s been a pleasure talking to you.
75. Thank you for your help.
76. You’re way cool.
77. You are so inspiring.
78. This is first rate.
79. You really know what you’re doing.
80. Fabulous!
81. Out of this world.
82. Best evah!
83. It’s a masterpiece!
84. Superb!
85. Wicked!
86. Far out.
87. You’re important.
88. You’re amazing.
89. Phenomenal.
90. I like it. I like it a lot.

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91. I couldn’t have done it without you.
92. You make the world a better place to live.
93. You are my sunshine.
94. Brilliant!
95. Bravo.
96. Two thumbs way up.
97. Thank you for caring.
98. Stupendous!

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99. Extraordinary.
100. You rock!

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Finding the Love Within

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Finding the Love Within

by Luzia Light 

“Go beyond yourself. The true meaning of life is love in action. By giving you find true happiness.” ~ Tina Turner

When you truly begin to love yourself, you will not put up with crap anymore! That is what I have discovered. I have never so intensely focused on healing the heart like I have this month, and something just has to shift when you focus on expanding your heart that much, something’s just gotta give!

I recently rewatched the movie “What’s love got to do with it?”, which tells the story of Tina Turner. Amazing movie, if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. What I am always most inspired about is how she grew up in this loveless world, where her mother just left her, then she ended up with a husband who disrespected her and beat her until she bled. Eventually, she comes to a point where she hits rock bottom and is introduced by a friend to buddhism. As far as I know, she is still a buddhist today. Once she began to chant (Nam myoho range kyo!), her energy began to shift, she began to connect to her spirit and divine love. And once she was connected to this energy, she began to love and respect herself which then led to her fighting back and leaving her abusive husband.

And this is what happens to everyone when they connect with their heart and divine love, they begin to love themselves and will not put up with disrespectful behaviour anymore. You stand up and you speak out! For yourself and others. You cannot love yourself and stay in an abusive relationship. You cannot love yourself and be paid minimum wage for excellent and superb workmanship and service. You cannot love yourself and abuse your body with unhealthy food and toxins. You cannot love yourself and let someone talk down to you. You choose between being a victim and being a Goddess (or God). You are divine, and once you are aware of it, you expect to be respected, loved and valued. There just is no other way. Loving yourself will forever change your life. It’s a ritual to be practiced every day. Remind yourself every day: I am one with God/Goddess/AllThatIs. I am divine love.

Today’s Mantra: I am one with God and the Universe. I am divine love.

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Today’s Video: Love Within – Beyond
Beyond features four women from different faiths and cultures: Regula Curti, a Christian from Switzerland; Dechen Shak-Dagsay, a Buddhist from Tibet; Sawani Shende-Sathaye, a Hindu from India and TINA TURNER, a self-styled “Buddhist-Baptist” from Nutbush, Tennessee.

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Understanding is the Essence of Love

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“Training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness and joy, you must practice ‘deep looking’ directed toward the other person you love. Because if you do not understand this person, you cannot love properly. Understanding is the essence of love. If you cannot understand, you cannot love. That is the message of the Buddha.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Heart Chakra Healing

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HEART CHAKRA HEALING

“The heart chakra, known in Sanskrit as the anahata, is the energy center located in the area of our physical heart. This is the center in the body where love and spirit are joined. When the energy in the heart chakra is flowing freely, we feel deeply connected to all beings and we experience an abundance of love, peace, and acceptance. When the heart center is blocked, we tend to feel isolated and fearful, unable to trust and receive the blessings of life.” - The Chopra Center

Perspective: Self-acceptance and compassion

Colour: Green

Mantra: YAM (pronounced: Yum)
“We can open and clear the heart chakra with a simple meditation practice using the Sanskrit mantra yum – the healing sound that resonates with the heart center. Begin by closing your eyes and taking a few deep breaths. As best you can, let go of any thoughts about the past and any expectations. Put your attention on the area of your heart and take another deep inhalation. As you exhale, say or chant the mantra yum in one long syllable. Feel the sensations in your body and feel the energy flowing effortlessly from the base of your spine through your heart chakra. Visualize the energy as a beautiful green light that nurtures and bathes your heart in pure love, clearing away the residue of the past. Repeat the mantra yum until you feel infused with a feeling of peace and safety.” - The Chopra Center

Mudra: For women: Touch the thumb and ring finger of the left hand and the thumb and middle finger of the right hand. For men: the opposite.

Affirmations:
I am worthy of love.
I am loving to myself and others.
There is an infinite supply of love.
I am love.
I am open to love.

Aromatherapy – Burn these essential oils in your diffuser:

Marjoram: helps stimulate the heart chakra and is good for alleviating stress and general aches and pains.
Sweet Thyme: has a warming action that uplifts the heart chakra.
Lavender: is soothing and calms the heart chakra.
Ylang ylang: Treat feelings of frustration and pent-up anger with ylang ylang oil’s calming and balancing effects.

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Today’s Video: Heart Chakra Healing Meditation (by Sabra Sibrena)
Meditation and healing for the heart (anahata) chakra, using both Reiki and malachite energy, and invoking the powers of Archangel Raphael and the Goddess Green Tara. 

Take 5 minutes today to sit in a quiet place and listen to this beautiful meditation. Enjoy!

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Follow your Heart and Find Yourself 

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by Luzia Light

Following your heart means that your heart might be somewhere where you are not and your intention should be to find your alignment with it. If you live in alignment with your heart, your feelings, your passions, with who-you-really-are at the core of your being, then you are listening to your heart and going wherever it desires to go.

Alignment is the one thing that can bring healing to your entire life. Focus on this alignment, then act on hunches, listen to your intuition and divine guidance. Finding this alignment is all about being yourself, coming home to your self. It’s also about humility and setting aside the ego, which is your false self. The ego has great interest in making you think that you have to do everything yourself, that you’re all alone, that you’ll never make it, that no one respects you etc. etc. Everything that feels bad is ego. So, this, now, is the time to let go of the ego talk and listen to the gentle whispers of your heart.

Things to do today: Get a piece of paper and write at the top: If I was aligned with my heart, with who I really am, what would my life look like? Or: If I was happy and rich, what would I be doing? Or: What is my heart yearning for? Let your mind wander. If you close your eyes, what do you see? What words and phrases come to mind? Doddle, write, draw, colour with felt pens, see what happens! Listen to your heart. It has interesting things to say….

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