I have found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: truly loving yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get the jobs they want. They have the money they need. Their relationships either improve, or the negative ones dissolve and new ones begin.
Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will? How exciting it would be! Let’s begin to love ourselves now.
Here are 10 Commandments by Louise Hay to help you learn how to truly love yourself.
Intuitively pick a number between 1 and 10, and see which affirmation and oil blend is choosing you today:
1. Stop All Criticism
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticise yourself.
Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes.
When you criticise yourself, your changes are negative.
When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.
Oil Blend: Believe
2. Forgive Yourself
Let the past go.
You did the best you could at the time
with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had.
Now you are growing and changing, and you will live life differently.
Oil Blend: Acceptance
3. Don’t Scare Yourself
Stop terrorising yourself with your thoughts. It's a dreadful way to live.
Find a mental image that gives you pleasure,
and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.
Oil Blend: Magnify your Purpose
4. Be Gentle and Kind and Patient
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself.
Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking.
Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you.
It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
Oil Blend: Sensation
5. Praise Yourself
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up.
Praise yourself as much as you can.
Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Oil Blend: Gratitude
6. Be Loving to Your Negatives
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need.
Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs.
So lovingly release the old negative patterns.
Oil Blend: Release
7. Take Care of Your Body
Learn about nutrition.
What kind of fuel does your body need in order to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy?
Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
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8. Do Mirror Work
Look into your eyes often.
Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself.
Forgive yourself while looking into the mirror.
Talk to your parents while looking into the mirror.
Forgive them, too. At least once a day, say, I love you, I really love you!
Oil Blend: Forgiveness
9. Love Yourself . . . Do It Now
Don't wait until you get well, or lose the weight,
or get the new job, or find the new relationship.
Begin now — and do the best you can.
Oil Blend: Joy
10. Have Fun
Remember the things that gave you joy as a child.
Incorporate them into your life now.
Find a way to have fun with everything you do.
Let yourself express the joy of living.
Smile. Laugh. Rejoice, and the Universe rejoices with you!
Oil Blend: Inner Child