We each share core common needs. We want to be seen, heard, appreciated, valued and to belong. There is a lot of science available to us today that points to the power of emotional states and our well-being. Our level of resiliency and our capacity to be creative and dynamic in our lives.
Gratitude practices are powerful. Today with our powerful question I want to draw our energy & attention towards a similar frequency called appreciation. An equally generative force.
Astrologically the skies reflect a transition that occurred last eves. Our Venus nature moved into the regal, dynamic energies of Leo. This is a powerful time to engage with the energies of appreciation and in particular, self appreciation. Leo has a deep desire to creatively express and be appreciated by others.
Today consider this powerful question,
How might self-appreciation be a valuable practice for me?
In addition to pondering this inquiry, test drive a few experiments.
- Create a list of twelve things you MOST appreciate about who you are today. More if you’d like:)
- Then, bring your attention to the centre of your chest. Focus on your heart. Breath in & out deeply from this centre. Image the breath coming in and out as an infinity loop.
- Finally, as you continue to breath in and out from your heart, read your list out loud. If possible, in the presence of another.
As you engage with others, be a force of appreciation. See the one(s) in front of you with a deep appreciation for who they are, right here, right now.
Notice what happens.
Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.Ram Dass