- Published: 07 February 2017 07 February 2017
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself."
How often do you take the time to celebrate YOU? I can hear you all now saying “Elaine, what are you talking about? I don’t have time to celebrate anything let alone me!” So let me ask you then if you don’t celebrate you, who is going to? Self-criticism, self-comparison, minimizing our accomplishments, belittling ourselves, this has become our norm. How in the world are we supposed to feel good about ourselves if we don’t take the time to celebrate our own Goddessness?
Do you like who you are? Can you enjoy the company of yourself? Do you make time to honor and nurture yourself? Do you take the time to recognize how awesome you are and the value you provide to others? If you don’t do this for yourself, how can you expect others to do it for you? Creating this extreme self-care ritual teaches others not only how to celebrate and honor YOU but it also gives them permission to celebrate and honor themselves! Remember, as you allow your light to shine brightly, you give permission for others to shine theirs! And of course, as you celebrate yourself you will notice others celebrating you as well!
When I mentor my private clients, every single session begins with a celebration. As a Law of Attraction focused Goddess Mentor, I understand that where you place your focus is what expands in your life. So the first thing we do is focus on all there is to celebrate! As you allow those feelings of success to really permeate your being, your vibration shifts and you will continue to create more to celebrate.
Celebrating yourself uplifts and expands you. You gain more confidence in your creative abilities. You feel more powerful and less like a victim. You are changed at a chemical level. This is NOT narcissism. When you celebrate and nurture yourself, you are more able to be that beacon for others. When you are depleted, you have nothing to give to anyone! You must fill your own well first before you can fill anyone else!
Begin by asking yourself, “What have I accomplished today that I can be proud of?” Ask yourself, “How do I handle success?” Are you quick to brush it off or do you allow yourself to fully honor and celebrate your successes?
Call to Action
My mentor’s request to you is that you begin to create a ritual for yourself that provides for the celebration and nurturing of the Goddess that is YOU! Here are some simple tips to begin:
Upon waking, look deep into your own eyes in the mirror and declare your Awesomeness!
Take 10-15 minutes daily for meditation/quiet contemplation to nurture you.
List all you accomplish – journal what you’ve created – and give yourself permission to feel those feelings of celebration. Anchor them into your being. Examples include raising your arms to the sky and shouting “yes” or making a fist and pull your arm into your body saying “yes”!
At the end of every week, choose how you will celebrate all you’ve created/accomplished. Go and get a massage, get a mani/pedi, treat yourself to a decadent treat. It doesn’t need to be something expensive but it does need to be something that puts a smile on your face and has you feeling awesome!
End each day by looking deep into your own eyes in the mirror and say something like “You did well today!”
Have fun with this. Create the ritual that works for you and has you feeling cared for and celebrated because you ARE a GODDESS and are WORTHY of being celebrated!
And if celebrating yourself is difficult for you, perhaps being part of a circle of like-minded Goddesses can help. Email me to explore if the Goddess Circle is a fit for you!