Valentine's Day is upon us and there are so many people out there who dislike it because they are "single". A long time ago I used to be one of those people, BUT that all changed when I decided to celebrate what the day actually is...a day to honor love, the love within each and everyone of us. If you are finding yourself having negative emotions towards Valentine's Day keep in mind that it can be an abundance blocker. Work on teasing out why the negative emotion is there. Journal with it, and see if you can get to the root of where it is coming from so that it can be released for healing.
A great question to reflect upon is, Do you love yourself? that can be a difficult question for people IF one chooses to go beyond a surface response of "yes". Do you truly love yourself? With regards to this Valentine's Day topic...If a person truly loves him or herself, they do not give their power away to another person causing them to feel incomplete because they do not have a "special someone" or a specific person in their life. Love is within all of us and it should be celebrated every day. Valentine's Day is a day to remember that. So I encourage you to embrace the day, every day, shifting your focus from outside of you to inside of you. Get closer to yourself this Valentine's Day.
Some suggestions of things to do this Valentine's Day:
* Get together with other singles and not for the purpose of "hooking up" or "meeting someone". Get together with others to celebrate yourself and the love other people have for themselves. Celebrate friendships and how you are all uniquely wonderful.
*Have a "single's" only party! Once again, not for the purpose of "hooking up" or meeting someone. It's so much fun getting together with other people who are in a similar situation. You can share dating stories, watch movies, play cards/board games, cook some fun amazing food, ect.
*Make it a night of action or comedy movies! I always enjoyed watching hunky men and maybe having some ice cream too! Treat yourself! Watch a movie that will make you happy and not sad.
*Self-care appointments. Make an appointment to get a self-care treatment done like going to a spa, get a massage, or maybe even getting some acupuncture. There are so many wonderful self-care services available. Treat yourself to some relaxation.
*Buy yourself flowers. Flowers are very therapeutic and you don't need anyone to buy them for you. When you buy them for yourself you can actually get the ones you want. Let the scent of the flowers uplift you and cleanse your energy. You will have them to lift and energize the space around you while doing the same for yourself.
*Do something spiritual. This could be: shopping at your local metaphysical store, taking a yoga class, doing a meditation, create a vision board, journal, etc.
One of my favorite things to do is to mail valentine's to all my nieces and nephews! The younger ones get stickers in their valentine's day cards while the older ones get two $1.00 lotto tickets. It makes me feel good and it's a way to show them that Valentine's day isn't just for "lovers". All relationships are valued and appreciated this holiday season.
If you are finding yourself struggling with relationships or feeling a lack of self-love check out my coaching packages. This is an area I feel strongly about because I went through it myself. Once upon a time I was in a cycle of dating that was toxic and taking a toll on my soul. Fortunately, I was able to get myself out of it through various strategies and behavioral modifications. The answer is not the same for everyone, but I was able to crack the code for myself and can help guide you to do the same. I hope you all have a wonderful month of celebrating love, and regardless of your status find a deeper connection to yourself this Valentine season.
I am a person who has been learning to open my awareness to what God is communicating to me through various means while tuning into my intuition. Trusting in divine timing and learning to flow isn't always pretty. We can honor our feelings and find healing through taking a look at the messiness, and working through it with as much grace and ease as we can. Sometimes a good piece of chocolate is necessary :)