Many of us as light bearers find it very easy to give and be of service to others. What we find challenging is receiving not only from others but allowing our own Self-Love to nourish, nurture and create joy within ourselves.
Without self-love how can we really expect to love others? We must be and have love in order to give it unconditionally. By loving ourself, others will then find it easy to love us too.
Our road to being our authentic self, living our heart's desire, finding our life path and finding our twin soul to share our lives with must commence with a commitment to ourselves. Set aside time each day for yourself. You are important, you matter, you are loved by the never ending Source of Love - Mother/Father God.
As you do things for yourself you will actually increase your energy, have much more time and be able to give so much more to those you love and the world.
How can we do this? Spend a portion of your day in activities you love, treat yourself to something special, whether it be browsing in a book store, taking a luxurious bath, reading, having a cup of coffee - whatever it is. Schedule it in as you would any other appointment, put it in your calendar.
Make your space welcoming to you, declutter, redecorate, put your favorite things around you that give you beauty and make you happy. Take time for a moment of quiet reflection. Open your heart, feed your spirit, read or listen to affirmations, write in your journal. Take a break, go outside and breathe in the fresh air. See the beauty of nature around you. Having living plants around to keep you grounded and absorb the loving energies of Mother Earth.
Each day be grateful and create a gratitude journal or review each night before you go to bed all the good things that happened during the day. Maybe a stranger smiled at you or you saw an uplifting message on facebook or Youtube. Acknowledge the abundance and prosperity in your life.
Be gentle, be kind, be loving first and foremost to yourself.