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Have you ever felt so alone? So unloved? Maybe you felt like you are unlovable. Perhaps you think you are not enough. I get it. Been there. Done that. You want to get out of this yucky feeling rut, don’t you? Great! The first step to unlocking your heart is admitting that there is something out of place in your life and you would like to change it. Even having the intention to change your life in any way is a great first step to take. I congratulate you! You are already well into your journey of unlocking your heart and making your life better.
Now that you have recognized that something is out of place in your life, the real work of unlocking your heart can begin.
First, let yourself know that you love yourself. Tell yourself. Look into the mirror and say: “I love you. (Your name), I really love you. You are perfect just as you are. I love you so much.” This is called mirror work, Louise Hay was a great master of this and I simply adore her work. If you would like to know more about mirror work check out Louise Hay’s book here..
Mirror work may sound silly, but try it 10 times a day for a week and see how much lighter you feel. Every time you pass by a mirror, say aloud if you can or in your mind that you love yourself. I personally find it so wonderful to tell myself whatever it is that I need to hear, like “I hear you. I see you. You are so smart and strong. I appreciate you.” Basically if I am feeling sad and alone, I let myself know that I am there for me and love me. You gotta be your own BFF.
For another quick pick me up, hug a tree. No joke! Hugging releases endorphins and trees are part of the earth and a quick way to get grounded. Not the bad kind of grounded, but the kind where your body is in touch with the Earth and your electrical charge gets neutralized. It’s a win-win! Plus it seriously calms me down, body and soul. It’s like a hug for my heart.
Meditation is one of those cliche sayings but is totally helpful here. All it takes is some deep breaths with your eyes closed. Bring your consciousness into you heart space and just stay there for a few moments. Envision a green or pink circle/heart just swirling over your heart. This will bring you into your heart chakra, or your heart center and it a major key to unlocking your heart.
Affirmations are another great tool. Say: “I am open to giving love. I am open to receiving love.” Repeat these throughout the day, write them over and over until they become real for you
Mirror work, tree hugs, heart meditations, and affirmations are just some of the many keys to unlocking your heart. What unlocks your heart? Let me know in the comments.