Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love
Many people are not aware of how important self-love is. It is true you can’t truly love someone else until you love yourself. You may be thinking, I love myself. But do you truly love yourself? No one is perfect and there is always room for improvement. I know you realize this, but because of this thinking, many people do not see themselves as the amazingly beautiful person they are. How we see ourselves is so important. How we see ourselves shows those around us what we expect from them.
If you see yourself in bad ways, so will others. It’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy. People tend to want to live up to the images they see on television. We all need to stop looking towards others for self validation. There is not a person in this world who is not smart, beautiful, creative, and special in their own way.
Of course, even people with the strongest self-love and self-confidence, see themselves in bad ways at different points in their lives. It is very important in those times to remember the wonderful qualities that make you special, kind, creative, loving, beautiful, and unique. After all, every human being is one of a kind and has amazing God-given gifts. When we are feeling bad about ourselves, we forget this and need to remind ourselves of it. You may wonder how to do this? Spiritual healing through journaling is the answer. There are many things you can do through journaling that can help raise your self-esteem and confidence.
Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love Activities
- Prayer and Affirmations
- Making Lists
- Asking And Answering Questions About Yourself
Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love through Prayer and Affirmations
Many years ago, I was one of those people who thought affirmations were silly. I did not think they worked or were any help at all. That was until I started saying them. After a time, they helped a lot. It took time and a lot of work on my part to change my thinking.
If you tell yourself something repeatedly, you believe it. That is why it is so important to turn negative self-talk into positive self-talk. How can you turn negative self-talk into positive self-talk? You can do it by paying attention to the things you say to yourself. Like I can’t afford something or I am ugly? We all say bad things to and about yourself. We have to forgive ourselves for our negative self-talk. When we do say something negative, we should quickly think of something positive about ourselves.
Affirmations and prayers are another way to help heal negative self-talk. When we hear something repeatedly, it sinks into our mind and we believe what we are hearing.
Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love Example Prayers and Affirmations
- I am a creative person
- I love myself unconditionally
- I forgive myself for my past mistakes and learned my lessons from them
- I am brave, strong, and powerful
- I always speak in a calm but firm matter
- I speak my truths
- I am a kind, caring,loving person
- I deserve respect, love, and kindness
These are just a few. There are many, many more. Try making some up for yourself.
Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love Drawing
I am not good at drawing, but I know many people who are. Drawing is just like writing. It is an expression of yourself. Drawing also very therapeutic. Just let the line flow and see what happens. You never know you could create a masterpiece. Even signs and symbols are artwork. Remember, everything is beautiful.
Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love Making List
Sometimes we forgive the good qualities we have, especially if we are having a bad day. I have found making lists of different things about myself helped me see myself from a better perspective. I found listing seven things was good for me. Your list can be any size, I recommended having 3-10 for each.
- List ways you are kind
- List ways you are creative
- List the things that make you happy
- List what makes you special
- List thing you like doing
- List ways you can improve yourself
- List what is beautiful about you
- List things you can do to make yourself feel good
Trying to come up with your own lists and see what joy it brings you. It may change the way you think about yourself.
Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love Asking And Answering Questions About Yourself
Asking and answering questions about yourself can be very healing. Remember to be honest with yourself. You can become more self-aware by asking and answering questions about yourself, your past, even your mistakes. Keep in my mind that journaling is a personal thing and only you will know what you have written, so it’s alright to be totally honest with yourself. You can go deeper into things by asking yourself why at least three times.
Spiritual Healing Through Journaling: Self-Love Asking And Answering Questions About Yourself Example Questions
- What do you like about yourself and why?
- What emotions come to mind when you think about yourself and why?
- How do you think other people see you and why?
- How important are other people’s opinions about you and why?
- Do you feel you are loved? By who? Why?
- What do you love about yourself? Why?
- What would you like to change about yourself and why?
I am sure if you think about it, there are many other questions you can ask yourself. Remember, asking and answering questions about yourself through journaling help you in many ways. You become more self-aware. You become gain self-forgiveness and understanding through journaling. These things help you grow and heal spiritually.
I hope this article helps you have a better understanding of yourself. And how to spiritually heal through journaling can lead to more self-love, forgiveness, and understanding.
Much Love and light,
Brenda Marie Fluharty