Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." Love is indeed a splendorous thing - but what it boils down to is being able to find the love within yourself to restore the harmony and balance to your authentic self.

Deep within the core of your very existence is the special coding of whom you are - this is your authentic self. It's that part of your being, which is free from all external influences and inhibitions. When you learn how to love yourself unconditionally, you are able to reconnect with your intuitive soul power; which is in essence, your authentic self. Why reconnect with your intuitive soul power? Because it is the direct link to the universal flow of energy that guides all things living. We are all a part of this beautiful energy source; and when we realize the value and nature of its worth, the more compelled we are to achieve greatness in life.

First, you must learn to love yourself. I am going to discuss a few ways that you can empower your authentic self so you can begin to trust your gut feeling and begin making the best choices for you and your life.

Feed your mind with empowering thoughts, ideas and visions. Life is energy and so is love; and the more love you feed yourself, the happier you will be. Instead of focusing on negative energy in your life, think about the many blessings that exist around you. Surely where you are, there must be nature. And even if all else has gone awry, there is positive energy that can be found in nature. Find a quiet park, stream, or fishing hole. Look around yourself. Nature will provide you with the inspiration you need to move beyond the negativity. Whether it’s an image in your mind or a real-time view of an aging oak tree or a passing flock of seagulls, observe the wonder and beauty of every aspect in these living things. Focus on the outline of your eye’s object. Notice the color, the shape, the size, the feel, the scent. What do you see, what do you smell, how does it feel to the touch? In these last few seconds, I am certain that all negative thoughts were pushed to the wayside. You have fed your mind with empowering thoughts – positive thoughts that transcend negativity. Nature = love. Personal and emotional empowerment is love. When you empower your mind with positive energy, it will send a vibrational signal to every cell in your body and to every living thing in your energy field. That is absolute power at work! It's phenomenal.

What is absolute power? Have you hugged your dog, your child, or close friend? When you embrace, there is a great force of energy that is exchanged. This mutual energy is healthy and allows your body to arrive at a natural state of total relaxation. That's a wonderful feeling - not having to worry about why, who, what, where, when…simply being in the present moment of love. That same feeling is what your authentic self provides you. This is your uninhibited, natural source of love. Hug more, touch more, and be in touch with the abundance of love.

Self-Forgiveness. I know, it's hard to let go sometimes; but this is absolutely critical to rediscovering and empowering the love of your authentic self. A lot of times, we harbor resentment and anger from past emotions and encounters. Even when distress may have been caused by others, it is still by choice that we continue to preserve these negative feelings. We have to look beyond the anger, the fear, the intolerance, and any other animosity to overcome hurdles in our lives. Breathe, slowly - inhale, exhale. Repeat this exercise a few times. Can you feel the negative air clearing your head? It is. Don’t hold onto it anymore. You don’t need it. In fact, you have now taken one of the essential steps to improving your vitality and getting reconnected to your authentic self. With each breath you inhale, I want you to visualize the absolute power of love’s energy flowing into you, and circulating through every part of your physical body. When you exhale, I want you to release all the negative, bent-up emotions. Got anger? Exhale it. Got regrets? Exhale it. Want peace? Inhale it. Want love? Inhale it. Want freedom? Inhale it. Every time you breathe in, attach a positive word to it. When you breathe out, attach your negative baggage to it. That’s it. It is done. You have forgiven yourself and you are now ready to embrace love to its fullest extent.

You must always remember that you are in total control of what you feel and about what you think. Loving yourself is the most liberating, self-empowering thing you can do for you. Start right now by letting go and letting love in...and make every day a blessing.

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Self-Empowerment: Learning how to Love You
By Joan Marie the Gift, Intuition Girl

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Joan Marie is an Intuition Master, Business Intuitive Expert, an International Medium, Energy Healer and Past/ Present Life Regression Expert. By utilizing her special gifts, she teaches, inspires and shows people how to take responsibility for where they are today. Learn more at JoanMarieWhelan.com