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Spring affirmation: I love and nurture myself

Spring has finally arrived! The turning of the new season has made me want to reflect on the first quarter of the year.

The past six months of my life have been chaotic and quite frankly, wild! It’s been a huge learning curve and I’ve had a chance to take heed of my corporate, spiritual and fun loving worlds.

I gave birth to a whole new me and rediscovered several of my long lost passions, creativity and joyful past times. In true Eleonora style, it all took place in a larger than life fashion and being on the go all the time left me ungrounded and feeling energetically scattered.

I’m fully aware that the energy you give off is reflected right back to you and the people and situations that I attracted into my life during this phase were a complete mirror of me.

I love me

At the beginning of 2013 I put out a strong intention; to make time to love myself more.

You absolutely have to help yourself before you can help anyone else. It’s a bit like during the safety demonstration on a plane when you’re told to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  

Putting yourself first can be quite hard as many of us may have been brought up to give rather than receive. Women in particular can be nurturing of others and end up leaving themselves till last.

A holistic healer friend recently gave me a gentle reminder to really look at my actions and the way I treat myself. When I stopped and reflected, I realised that I wasn’t fully practising my new year’s intention.

Internal spring clean

It made me wonder; how committed am I to nurturing myself and being as authentic as possible? It was enough for me to take snappy action come off my hamster wheel and back into my centre – the most powerful place we have.

I have reviewed and let go of the people and patterns that were not serving me one hundred per cent. On top of this I am now more conscious of where I spend my energy. If something does not feel right I am out the door.

It’s time to make way for the flowers to sprout up. My internal spring clean has begun and I am now welcoming in the nurturing and self love that I deserve. This love absolutely comes from the inside. If we look for it outside of ourselves we will eventually become exhausted and disappointed.

I commit to me

Being a writer I believe that when you write something down it becomes energised. So I am announcing to the universe via my blog:

I commit to loving and nurturing myself both energetically through healing and physically through nutritious food.

I put myself first and act with integrity, even when faced with a difficult situation.

I listen to my gut instinct and take guided action.

I am a human being who makes mistakes – I forgive myself and move on.

This self love completes me.