When you look into the mirror what do you see? What does the image of you make you feel?
It is more common than not to see our flaws, our imperfections, something we want to change. I challenge you to look into the mirror and compliment yourself. Whether it's that you have a nice smile, penetrating eyes, or perfectly shaped shoulders...see yourself with love, tender care, and value. You deserve it.
We spend a lot of time taking care of other people and things in life...our children, our pets, our partners, our parents...and yet when it comes to our own self care, we have no energy left for it. We allow our worst critic to take the stand and judge us, crippling our self worth until we break ourselves down into tiny pieces.
Tell yourself...I AM WORTHY, I AM LOVED, I AM ENOUGH, I AM CONFIDENT, I AM BEAUTIFUL...the more you think upon and say words to yourself the more you believe them. Change the negative self-talk into words of self empowerment and watch your life change
A personal story that may resonate with you:
2013 was a very powerful year in my life. Heartache and loss I had never experienced prior haunted my life and gave me only two choices - (1) Stay stuck, or (2) Push forward. As easy as those options sound, the decision wasn't easy. I ended up doing option 1, then 2.
I isolated myself, started to drink a bit too much, I allowed my existence to be nothing more than a flat tire of nothing. There were nights I remember just wanting to not be here anymore - it was dark, it was shattering, it was a black hole sucking me inside.
Then, one night I was in bed and I actually had a Bible verse come to me. It was part of the Lord's prayer, "...as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me." I realized...I'm never alone.
Whether you believe in a God, Goddess, gods, the Universe, or a higher power...that is what I realized in that moment. It's never "just me."
I then immediately had a vision: I saw myself climbing a rugged mountain. It was dark, stormy, I kept slipping down, but would get right back up and start climbing again. Finally, as I got closer to the top, the darkness slowly turned into light and the weight I was carrying started to feel a lot less...I was moving faster now!
Finally, as I reached the very top, I could see far...for miles and miles and miles. I realized when I was down below, all I could see was the mountain - nothing else. I could only see the dark rocks before me, nothing but obstacles that felt endless. At the top, I saw beyond what I could have imagined. The sun was large, bright, and pouring out its energy to me. As I laid there in bed, tears streamed down my cheeks as I realized...I'm FREE!
From that point forward, I realized my thoughts became my reality. The more I kept my thoughts on the mountain (my issues, my circumstances, my tragedies) the more my life stayed stuck in that darkness. When my thoughts changed to the light and the abundance and the vastness of everything I could experience, my life changed! I know I went through that time to teach me a very huge life lesson that I will forever take with me.
I wanted to share this with you, because if you feel like you're in that "stuck" place, I want you to know, YES! You CAN conquer your mountain! <3 It may not be easy, but once you start and keep going, it gets easier and you'll build up the momentum.
When life feels over, it only means a new chapter is about to begin. Let the page turn.
Tristan Star is a certified Usui Ryoho & Karuna Ki Reiki Master, Angel Oracle Card Reader, and Law of Attraction Life Coach. Since 2013, he has practiced intention and manifestation methods with significant results. Tristan is also the designer behind Arcadia Jewelry Art.