Step #7: I set the intention to infuse all of my relationships with Love. When we learn to recognize the difference between the Wise and Wounded Self, we realize that the Wise Self is the truest self in us and in everyone else. It becomes much easier to infuse all of our relationships with unconditional… Continue reading Losing Ourselves, Finding Ourselves, and Infusing Our Relationships with Love: Step Seven—Seven Steps to Love
Step #5: I asked Love to show me how to connect with it and rest in it through trust and surrender. One of the most painful feelings we have is the feeling that we are alone and that it is all up to us. We often believe that we have to figure out everything on… Continue reading Connecting With Love Through Trust and Surrender: Step Five: Seven Steps to Love (Recovering from Self-Hate).
The problem of self-hate has been the focus of my first three posts about recovering from this painful feeling. (You can find links to these posts at the end of this blog post.) In my last post, I also began to examine how we recover from self-hate: by returning to Love, which allows us to… Continue reading Healing the Wounded Self: Step Four: Seven Steps to Love
Have you ever felt like someone was trying reduce you, squash you, objectify you by turning you into a number or rating you on some arbitrary scale? I have before. I bet you have, too. You are NOT a number. Here is a poem for you. "You are Not" You are not the number Of… Continue reading You are Not a Number
The first step: I recognized that I was stuck in patterns of perfectionism and self-hate and that this was no way to live. This is the second post in a series of posts about overcoming self-hate a problem which a lot of people struggle with. You can read an introduction to the series here. Self-Hate… Continue reading Recognizing Self-Hate: Step One: Seven Steps to Love
The Do Enough Myth is one of the most common causes of shame in our lives, and this is not at all surprising when we understand what The Do Enough Myth teaches. Here are the key ideas of this myth: You are not born lovable, valuable, and worthy. You must prove your worth in order… Continue reading The Great Love Story: Healing Shame by Exchanging the Do Enough Myth for a New Story
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Peregrina. Peregrina was from a different planet—a planet called Phosimare—only she did not realize this. When she was too young to remember, Peregrina fell to another planet, the Planet Oge. She did not remember this happening, and Peregrina grew up thinking she was from the planet… Continue reading What Peregrina Forgot: A Fairy Tale
Here is an intention/prayer for illumination. If you believe in God, you can use this as a prayer. If you do not believe in God, you can use it as an intention: "May those who feel lost have guidance..." If you enjoyed these intentions or prayers, you might also enjoy these: An Intention or… Continue reading A Prayer for Illumination