Have you heard the expression that you can’t find love until you love yourself? How do you feel about that saying?
I believe that while there is some truth to this well-known saying, the underlying wisdom of the popular self-love concept has been neglected.
To shed some light, I created a video for you to explore the concept of self-love through what it is NOT and how to make love-based choices to experience your best relationships and results that you love.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you made a big choice?
This is the type of choice where you can seriously feel your heart thudding against your chest.
This is what courage feels like.
When was the last time you were courageous? Was it standing up to someone? Was it making a bold move? Was it giving yourself something that you really, really desired?
There are three distinctly courageous choices that have shaped my life to be what it is today. Here they are in no particular order:
Coming out of the psychic/healer closet
One was committing to and marrying my husband, Daniel
I even made a video where I go into a little more detail on how these choices altered the course of my life.
When you make a choice that is authentic to your heart’s desire and to your soul’s truth:
You become more and more irresistible.
You allow a part of you to become unearthed and align more and more fully to who you really are and what you desire.
You stop caring about what other people think.
You start aligning more and more to love.
To courageously follow your heart is an act of love.
Courage leads to love. Love creates love. Love is irresistible.
Betrayal is a bitch. It’s the poison that ruins relationships, the catalyst of a self-esteem plummet. Once we are betrayed…well shit, life just never looks the same again.
The rose color glasses have been stomped on. Paradise? Lost.
Some of us, the softies, cry. We keep our heads down and distract ourselves as we pray, beg, and even plead with God that we will never, ever be betrayed again.
Then, there are the badasses, those of us naturally dominate folks, who become hardened, jaded, and skeptical. As badasses, we will remove anyone who we perceive as a threat. For this group, any Judas/Brutus is identified immediately and self-protective actions are promptly taken.
Regardless of whichever camp (team softie, camp badass, or flip-flopper) that you are in, you vow to yourself…never again…never will I ever allow this happen!
You plot revenge. You cry. You fantasize about being vindicated as you lie in your rose-thorned-adorned bed.
This is heartbreak.
It’s impossible for betrayal not to result in some type of heartbreak. When we are heartbroken, our defenses are up. When our defenses are up, our fear is ignited.
Fear is the opposite of love.
If part of you craves being in a loving intimate relationship, a physical expression of love, fear is pretty inconvenient.
When our fear is ignited, we go into self-protection mode. Self-protection can look like myriad of ways. For some of us, self-protection looks like we are trying to outrun something. We distract ourselves with big projects at work. We numb out with partying. Some of us might create petty drama.
Those of us, fed up with those aspects of self-protection mode, claim that we are done with relationships and dating and that we want to focus on ourselves, first and foremost.
The choice to love yourself is always a wise choice, right?
Yes and no.
Yes in that self-love is a huge component in creating a healthy and fulfilling relationship. No, because highly conscious people like us can use this as an excuse to keep us from having what the relationship that we desire.
Having mixed intentions will never give us what we want, but it does a great job at keeping things as they are.
An intention is a word for whatever motivation (conscious, subconscious, maybe even unconscious) is behind the actions that we take. Let’s talk about intentions in the context of dating.
Dating is simply a mechanism to craft a relationship.
What if we are afraid to date? What if the people we attract to go on dates with are total duds or psychos?
What if we are really busy and dating just doesn’t excite us or feel worth it anymore?
What if we are super traumatized by past experiences that our fear has helped us substantially to live fully functional lives and dating is a huge unknown?!?
This is where intention comes in.
Intention plays into what we desire, what we fear, and how we see the world. Intention is based on what we believe is true, what we feel we deserve, and what we think we can get.
What do I believe is universally true?
What do I feel I deserve?
What do I think I can get?
Everything we attract is a result of our intention. If our intentions are love-based, we are going to make love-based decisions. If they our intentions are fear-based, then we are going to make fear-based choices.
Fear is not the enemy here. We experience fear to guard our hearts and keep us safe from treachery and betrayal. Fear mucks things up when it muddies our intentions and causes us to make fear-based choices that result in us never experiencing what we desire.
You are the catalyst of change.
If you do not like your current circumstances or if you are ready to experience your deepest desires, change is in your hands.
So let’s acknowledge our fears. Let’s honor the circumstances that gave us this wisdom.
If your love life frustrates you, you are not alone. Many highly conscious people struggle to find joy in their relationships.
At first things appear to progress. We find someone we like. We get inspired by a new approach to dating. We may even find ourselves in a relationship.
And then, tragedy strikes.
We experience heartbreak or loss in our new relationship. We get bored with the dating process. We just can’t seem to get it right. We feel like we just do not have the energy for this. We are done wasting our precious energy on rejection.
And yet…a part of us still daydreams about our best relationship and future significant other. We imagine ourselves on a romantic vacation. We fantasize about co-manifesting with someone who is at our level. We snuggle up in delicious thoughts of being unconditionally loved, supported, and adored by a beautiful human being.
Sound familiar? Maybe it’s time to shake things up.
First, you must become aware of the energetic reasons behind why you attract what you attract in your love life. One way to do this as to look at your beliefs.
What do I believe to be true about love and relationships? (What strong opinions do I uphold about romantic love?)
Is what I accept as to be true a universal truth?
Are my beliefs serving me in having a relationship that I love?
To assist you further, I am going to give an example of a love myth that I uncovered on my path to creating my best relationship. This love myth is a part of the belief systems of many highly conscious people.
It’s the soulmate love myth.
A myth is something that we think is true, when in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. A love myth is an aspect of an illusion.
As a Love Renegade, we work to dismantle untruths, myths, and illusions—laws of love—that are keeping you stuck in your love life.
We when we do this, we are empowered to break free, heal our hearts, and reclaim our romantic relationships!
Watch these three videos to discover the ins and outs of the soulmate love myth and how it negatively impacts your relationships and other life areas.