Do you ever have days, weeks, months, or even years where everything seems to fall apart and nothing ever goes right? You know, those times when you feel like everything you touch turns to sh*t. I know I certainly do. In these times we are hardest on ourselves. We beat ourselves up and may even spiral into deep depression. That dark wolf seems much too big to face, and we live in fear that things will never get better. Some of us even accept that this is just the way life is going to be. "It is what it is", we tell ourselves. It is in these shadowy times that we need love the most: self-love. If we do not love ourselves at the soul level, we lose the capacity to give love as well. We also lose the capacity to receive love (in any form) from others because we feel undeserving and unworthy. When we begin to love ourselves including the flaws, and realize our worth, we allow healing to commence.
It is often very difficult and scary to face the wolf within, but in exploring the shadow side of ourselves, we can learn a great deal, not only about our weaknesses, but also our strengths. We learn about our gifts and how to develop them, and share them with the world. We finally begin to punch holes in the wall we've built to keep the pain at bay. It feels amazing to break through the wall that we've built around ourselves. It feels amazing to be able to give and receive love again.
If this is you, I encourage you to face the wolf. Learn to love again. Break through the wall. LOVE YOURSELF. Do you need some love and encouragement? Leave me a comment below. You are not alone.