One of the joys of parenting, and even more so if you are choosing to homeschool and have even more of their full attention, is the ability and the honor, to be able to instill values in our children and bestow our life philosophy. Why not include the much-needed and beautiful art of learning to fully and completely love ourselves?
We are imperfect in our humanness.
We are perfect in our divinity.
And we need to help our children understand both sides of this.
Here is what I have come to believe and speak to myself, and am instilling in my children.
“I am full and complete. I love myself.”
When the moment is joyful… “I am full and complete. I love myself.”
When the moment is sad… “I am full and complete. I love myself.”
After a tantrum… “I am full and complete. I love myself.”
There is nothing lacking. Nowhere to get to. Nowhere to go. There is no journey only because it is always now. And now is perfect, just as it is.
When we accept our now, we experience joy. This is a beautiful place from which to grow our future. But it comes from accepting our perfection in the moment. The wholeness of our spirit.
Self-acceptance: So vital for each of us. For, we cannot move forward to create a beautiful, loving, peaceful life without it.
Feeling lazy? Fully accept it. Love yourself. Feeling angry? Fully accept it. Love yourself. Feeling inspired? Fully accept it. Love yourself.
At every turn, in every way.
As Louise Hay would say… “You’ve spent your entire lifetime criticizing yourself. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Because when you are in full acceptance of what is (with love), the desire to create more, move forward, change, will call to you easily and effortlessly. Life will get better and better.
Jesse Elder says… “Need nothing. Appreciate everything. Have it all.”
And when you are “full and complete” there is no need for anything. You simply are. You are full of spirit. You are pure love.
Let’s help our children to learn this lesson early in life, so they are not having to re-train their minds as adults, as many of us are still doing. Let’s help them cultivate self-love by acknowledging their wholeness, their completeness, their goodness. Whether it’s through mirror-talk, self-talk, journaling or with the help of a parenting through echoing words… begin early, begin now. What a life they will have.