Self-love seems like a catch phrase these days especially this time of year if you are single and Valentine’s Day is just days away. But in reality, self-love is the idea of making your self-worth a priority whether single, in a relationship, married, whatever your situation may be. It’s about creating space to get out of your head and open yourself up to endless possibilities. The key here is to raise your energy to attract equally aligned energetic opportunities, relationships, and experiences to flow your way.
As I sat down to create my life theme for the year, I began reflecting on the lessons that kept popping up for me in 2014. Where did I need to go deeper? Where was I still playing small? What challenges am I being guided to confront head on? There was a recurring centering thought that I noticed. In October 2014 I launched my business, laid the foundation, then sat back and waited. Not sure what I was waiting for. I guess I thought things would start to magically just take off. I mean, I fought through the resistance, insecurity and fear to finally put my idea out to the world. So shouldn’t that be enough to get the momentum really going?? Wrong! That was playing it way too safe. Now it’s about to get real.
I’ve never been one to create New Year’s resolutions. It just seemed like the thing people do in theory not fully in practice. Maybe they stick with it at first but 3 weeks or a month down the road they are back to their old ways. Something about it always seemed inauthentic to me and somewhat forced. Usually like a burden people take on because they feel it is something they HAVE to do which makes it more difficult to maintain for the long term. Think about it. If you add yet another thing to your ‘to do’ list, you’re more likely to create a feeling of stress around it because it’s something else you have to get to or check off the list. As opposed to actually creating a practice that you feel good about and you WANT to maintain because you enjoy it and it makes you feel good.
Being from the northeast, one of my favorite things to experience is the change of seasons. To be honest, I’m not really sure I have a favorite season. I enjoy that moment of transition from one season to the next, when all my senses are delighted by the gradual shifts that are occurring around me. Each season has a scent, a vision, a feeling, a taste, a musical soundtrack that comes with it. It’s a time to start fresh, reevaluate and set new intentions for the coming months. It’s fun to play around with the change in fashion, accessories and makeup that each season brings. Creativity starts to flow and I feel a sense of reawakening.
It’s been about 6 months in the making -- when I actually made the decision to just go for it. But in actuality, this has been brewing inside for years. That little voice that kept pushing me to see the possibility in the uncertainty. Knowing there was something more I was meant to do even though I couldn’t quite picture it at the time. It kept showing up until I couldn’t ignore it anymore. After months and months and months of contemplation, meditation and consideration (with sudden bursts of inspiration but mainly a lot of mental resistance), I can officially introduce you to Galas + Grace…my passion project turned passion work before my very eyes.