How to Practice Self-Compassion through Life’s Challenges
Let’s have a quick chat about how to practice self-compassion through life’s challenges, it’s not always easy to be there for yourself, to love yourself unconditionally, and be kind to yourself. This is an invitation to just pause, reflect, and realize that you are doing the best you can right now.
Beloveds, being there for yourself is of the utmost importance. We all go through seasons in life, some may be more challenging than others, and some may teach us lessons we desperately need to learn; but holding space for yourself during these times can affect your energy and how you work through these journeys.
When we practice unconditional self-love, and hold space for ourselves, we invite others to do the same and even in the areas where we feel a lack of support from others, we can still rely on a strong foundation of self-compassion and self-support.
The Importance of Self-Compassion is an article I wrote to give you a sense of WHY self-compassion is necessary and how you can implement that in your daily practices, I invite you to read it and ask yourself the following:
– How am I supporting myself?
– How can I show myself more compassion daily?
– What is really hard right now? How can I acknowledge that?
Embracing yourself isn’t saying that everything is fine and you aren’t going to do the inner work, it is the act of saying that “I am enough” and “what I am doing is enough”, the stark difference is that you’re acknowledging all that’s affecting you from your environment to your past, to your inner child that might still need healing, but you’re accepting the fact that you are coping. The steps you are taking are enough and you can love yourself in the process of healing.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that we often love the idea of our destination but we forget to love our journey… loving each step because it is taking us closer to our future self. Showing yourself love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, and kindness will allow your mind to soften around the self-criticism, the negativity we all are guilty of placing on ourselves.
You deserve to love yourself, practice self-compassion, and be kind to your heart, dear Divine Woman, you deserve to always give that love to yourself first.
I invite you to listen to this episode as a meditation, a time for reflection, and a time to sit with yourself. Surround yourself with light and love, and give yourself the break that you’ve desperately needed. You are doing your best, and I am so proud of you!
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This is a safe space for you to express your authentic self, and be embraced by a circle of support and love where we can all grow together. You are Loved, and worthy and I’m so proud of your journey to purpose and awakening!
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My invitation to you is to give yourself this tremendous gift.