“To love yourself fully is to heal in the body, mind and spirit.” – Self-Love Secrets: How to Love Yourself Unconditionally
Self-love involves a body, mind and spirit approach. In my book Self-Love Secrets, I shared that loving yourself requires a holistic perspective. The three levels of body, mind and spirit are interrelated. When you make a change in one, there is a rippling effect in your entire being. You will find yourself unveiling new layers of transformation at different levels.
The Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
It is easy to understand why you need to nurture yourself holistically. For example, if you are not feeling well (body), you won’t be able to feel well and think clearly (mind). Also, you will find it hard to sit down to meditate (spirit) for a closer connection with higher consciousness. It also goes to show that you need to have a sufficient level of well-being, before you can even start meditation or even function properly at all.
My holistic journey started 11 years ago. I became interested in overall wellness after my first child was born. As her caregiver, I was prompted to look into natural healing therapies. I started with exploring how to heal the body, then mind and emotions before I finally learned more about the spirit. Eventually, I found out that she was not the only one who needed holistic care. I had to start with myself first of all.
I have since learned a lot from being an Energy Healing Practitioner, with Emotional Freedom Technique, Kundalini Reiki and other energy modalities. I have also tried Kundalini Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong. These practices allowed me to experience the flow of universal life force and using my being as a laboratory, to heal myself holistically.
To be holistic is to consider the self as a whole being, a sum total. And so, for especially major illnesses, you cannot just treat yourself at the symptomatic or physical level without considering the other levels. Overall wellness is more assured when you restore balance holistically.
Your body stores information about its past. Emotional information is stored in your body cells. It is also how your aches and pains manifest in physical symptoms. Your mind may unconsciously choose to forget the memory, but your spirit knows the information through your body’s physical experience.
By having a holistic perspective, you start to view things with expanded meaning. For instance, you no longer take yoga as just a mere physical activity. Instead, you realize that it is helpful for bringing about body, mind and spirit connection. Even simple activities such as drinking tea, can also be a delightful experience with body and present-moment (thus, spiritual) awareness.
Heal Holistically with Self-Love
We have heard of miracles occurring in the name of love. We enjoy reading such love stories. We are inspired by accounts of those who have healed themselves despite all odds. Yet, do we have the conviction that this can also happen for us too?
We may not have a major illness right now. But our hearts could have been affected by events past. Thus, we feel traumatized, hurt, betrayed, broken, miserable and depressed. These are emotional wounds that our hearts carry. They affect us in the body, mind and spirit.
Usually there is a time lag before physical symptoms manifest. So healing ourselves with self-love is a preventative measure that we can take. One major illness that is contributed by an inability to open the heart is heart disease. Reportedly, heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability.
Hence, it is possible to avoid serious health problems if we can address our psychological issues internally first. We can heal ourselves through natural means rather than rely on invasive medical procedures or harmful drugs for treatment. In so doing, we become aware that we hold the key to our divine power – i.e. having the innate ability to channel love for self-healing.
Heal with Self-Love During Meditation
My commitment is to heal myself with love. Since it is a commitment, I allocate a fair amount of time for inner healing and meditation. It has not been easy but I choose to face and release some of my deepest fears. I bring myself back into wellness whenever I encounter situations that caused me to experience separation and disconnection.
I heal from the center of my heart with universal life force. I have discovered that the heart is not just an organ in the body. It is also the spiritual gateway to higher consciousness. It is the seat of inner wisdom and puts me in touch with the most powerful emotion for healing – love.
Anyone can do it too. Including you. Since love is something that you can access, you have the ability to heal yourself in the body, mind and spirit from the center of your heart as well. Healing is most effective when we are totally relaxed and connected with source. Thus, we do it best during meditation. We heal ourselves first of all, before we become better facilitators with assisting others.
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Love and abundance always,
Certified Life Coach. Energy Healing Practitioner.
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