How do you want to be seen by the people you work with, your friends, your family, your romantic partner, your clients/customers and the world in general? My guess is you’d like to be seen for your gifts, beauty, confidence and contributions. You probably don’t want to be seen for your insecurities, doubts about yourself, or what you deem your weaknesses and imperfections.
We all want to be seen for who we truly are and feel accepted, safe, and acknowledged in the eyes of others. But you can’t expect the world to reflect back to you what you cannot see and acknowledge inside yourself. In order to receive the acceptance you crave, you have to give it to yourself first. Giving to yourself cannot just be a concept in your head. Being aware of the importance of self-Love is not enough!! And you may be great at holding a loving space for others but not as great at holding it for yourself. EXPERIENCING your own love is what will support you in remembering the truth of who you are.
Last week I shared the mirror mediation I gifted myself with on my birthday that absolutely gave me the experience of Love. Because I received many questions and comments about it, today I’m offering you this step-by-step process to access the part of you that is connected and truly sees you:
- Set up a mirror you can sit very closely in front of.
- Do this process upon waking up when you are your most authentic (primp-free/make-up free/unshaven) self.
- Set a timer for a minimum of ten minutes (give yourself this time!).
- Begin with the prayer, “Uni-verse (or insert your whatever word resonates with you), help me see myself the way You see me.”
- Softly and gently gaze into your own eyes. When you begin, the voice of your ego may be loud and making comments about your puffy eyes or hair or whatever other self-judgment it hooks you with. Breath deeper, notice the thoughts but don’t let them hook you.
Despite how uncomfortable it may be or how tempted you are to look away, DON’T abandon yourself! STAY WITH YOURSELF. Things in your life may not be shifting because you leave your true self and go into doubt, fear, judgment and limiting stories.
Open your heart to receiving YOUR own unconditional love.
Open your eyes to seeing your OWN beauty.
Accept yourself and allow tears of gratitude for the gift of your unique human experience to stream down your face.
Feel the infinite compassion that is always available to you.
SEE YOURSELF the way The Uni-verse sees you: as whole, complete, enough, deserving and absolutely beautiful exactly the way you are. When you ask to see yourself as the Divine sees you, shift happens. And when you look into the eyes of your soul, you will see that everything in your life has been perfectly orchestrated to get you to this moment.
Experience the POWER of your LOVE. See yourself the way you want to be seen.
“One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.” Norman Vincent Peale
“Seeing within changes one’s outer vision.” Joseph Chilton Pearce
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Christine Hassler is an author, speaker, life coach and spiritual counselor dedicated to helping people answer the questions who am I, what do I want and how do I get it? You can check out her website here: http://www.christinehassler.com/