I have a dear friend, who I may never meet, who lives in Australia. I love Jane because it seems as if whenever I am thinking about her I get an email from her. The other day was no different. I was thinking about what I wanted to share about empowerment and how you can empower yourself, when up pops an email from Jane. She was at fair where her daughter-in-law had a booth when she came upon a booth “run by Ben Lee. He is a very famous Australian musician but resides in the US.” Ben’s booth was about Handmade Postcard Making: The purpose of this booth was to help “combat spiritual amnesia. Send yourself an important truth that you forget too often. A friendly reminder from your Self to your self.” He invited people “to take stock, think about your truth and what needs some work? Whatever it is, own it. Write it down. Make a postcard and send it to yourself as a reminder of what you have decided to let go of.” She thought this sounded like me and something we could do here at Inspiritual.
Jane was right; it does sounds like something I would do. I have been doing something similar with several of my clients. I have them write themselves love letters for forty days. After all who knows better what you need to hear then you. Who better understands how to parent and nurture you then you? I am not talking about those hot, steamy, passionate letters; although that might be what you need to hear, but letters that nurture your soul, telling you what you most need to hear.
So what do you need to hear? What do you need to tell yourself to feel loved? Rather than wait for someone else to tell you what you need to give you or tell you what you need to feel loved, give it to yourself. Anytime you need to feel loved, sit down, and write yourself a love letter. Tell yourself exactly what you need to hear at any moment of your life. One of my clients got quite creative with this and had different stationary and writing supplies for different days. On the days she needed to nurture her inner child, she had very bright, cheerful children’s stationary and wrote in crayons and markers. On the days she needed to remind herself that she was an awesome person just as she was, she had scented stationary that was very tranquil and peaceful and wrote in pens. On the days she needed to remind herself that she was worthy of being loved by someone else she would write herself love letters from her spouse to be. Sometimes she would include tickets to a play, or a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, and one time her letter came with a dozen red roses and a box of gourmet chocolates, which she had delivered to her at her workplace.
Sometimes we need those reminders of what we need to let go of in our lives. Nobody can help us let go of something. Our friends and family can support us, but only we can take the action to transform our lives and let things go. Who better knows how to inspire or remind ourselves what we need to let go of in our lives than ourselves? What if you created a series of postcards about what you need to let go of and gave them to friends to mail out to you periodically throughout the year?
Transformation in our lives requires action. Any action, which we take in our lives to enhance the quality of our lives, is an action of love whether it is an act of giving ourselves an affirmation, writing a love letter, sending a postcard, or performing a random act of kindness for ourselves. Take a moment to do something loving for you. If for no other reason, then you are worthy.