Tuesday, April 13, 2010

30 Days of Self Love: Ode To My Arms

>insert poetry slam voice here.<

It is you that I take for granted;
the countless ways you provide me
with never ending expertise
of so many skills I could not claim without you.

It is with you I am able to embrace
the ones I love, feed my hunger pains
and create a play on words for my blog readers.

Without you convenience would not exist.
My world would be drastically different.

It is you I take for granted.
The beauty of your art work,
displayed on skin so soft.

With strength help me rise above
in the moments of which I have fallen.

It is my arms that I take for granted.
No longer will this stand.
For now my love grows deep.
All the way to my hands.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

30 Days of Self Love

A few weeks ago, while in my favorite book store, I picked up a novel by Louise L. Hay entitled “You Can Heal Your Life.” This book had been flowing in conversations surrounding me for quite sometime. I found it only necessary to purchase it.

The conversation of the book thus far has revolved around our thoughts, where they rooted from, how they affect us and altering them. Not too long when I was in Scottsdale Arizona visiting Kristen and her mom, Ellen- I was left with a quote that was instilled in my mind, “Faith is better than belief, because belief was someone else’s idea.”

It is rather absurd the way we live our lives, acting as though certain things are “just the way they are.” But the only reason they are that way in the first place is because that is what YOU choose to believe. Louise Hay’s believes that all “problems” route back to lack of self-love; no matter the topic. The two things that keep coming up for me during my reading of this book are my weight and money. Given, my conversation about health and money has shifted quite a bit over the last year. I have an abundance of money flowing too and from me (but could still use more, who couldn’t?!) And I have shed 10 lbs. over the last year- but that’s not good enough for me.

As Hay’s says, “you’ve tried everything else your whole life and it hasn’t worked. So why not try self-love and watch it wow you.” She was right, what do I have to lose?

Being as it may that I am some-what addicted to the internet and all of my viewers out there- I decided to take this public. The exercise I am about to introduce to you was inspired not only by Hay, but also by my dear friend at Soul-mate Experience. Although their exercise (released in their soon to be published book) was not verbatim of mine, our message is all the same- love the self and anything is possible.

Over the next 30 days I am going to honor, love and cherish my body, mind and soul. I have written out on my calendar a different body part for each day ranging from my hair and nails to my yoni and thighs; no part will go unnoticed and each part will get my full devotion that day. My month long journey will be documented here, for you all to see.

Although I am not attached to results and don’t doubt that this exercise will feed my soul, I do hope to come out lighter, happier and fitting into those jeans I miss oh-so-much.  Wish me luck!