If I leave the room, she comes to see what miracles I'm preforming.
She waits patiently for me to give her a bit of attention.
She drapes herself around my shoulders and sighs with contentment whenever I sit down to knit.
She sits at my feet as I spend seemingly endless hours online
She dances with delight every time I return from a long or short trip.
Even when I make mistakes
Even when I'm not kind to others
Even when I'm not gentle with myself
She loves me unconditionally and thinks I hang the moon.
If I'm the kind of person my dog thinks I am
That means I'm an incredible, marvelous person
capable of wonderful, outstanding things.
If that's true, why is it so hard to believe that of myself?
Could it be my self love reserves are running low?
often feel conflicted between it and egotism.
I don't want to be thought of as egotistic
So I minimize my accomplishments.
I deflect complements or deny them all together
I put myself in a victim state
A state that weakens me and disconnects me from Goddess
(God/Great Spirit/ Source)
I know people who constantly talk about themselves.
I'm sure you know them too.
What I've learned working with Aphrodite on self love is
that person that who talks about herself constantly
isn't filled with self love.
That person is trying to fill herself looking to outside resources.
That person is saying no one else cares about me
and there isn't enough love in the world.
That person probably believes she will never have the love she needs
I didn't want to be that person
So I worked at it and came to realize self love truly is
a gift that honors me and my spiritual source.
And by honoring myself, I learned to honor the uniqueness of others
and my connection to them.
But it's not a one time thing.
I continually work with Aphrodite
and practice honoring myself with the gift of self love.
Honoring myself for who I am right now
in all of my imperfect perfection.
And believe I truly am the kind of person
My dog thinks I am
Will you join me dear one?