I have an intention for Lent. For the next 40 days, I will practice self-love and peacefulness. I anticipate that this will be very difficult. A couple of years ago I gave up self-criticism for Lent and failed miserably which only brought on more self-criticism. As Christine Reed notes, it’s easier to give up chocolate.
With previous experience as my guide I’m trying to set myself up for success. Here are some of the components of my practice as I envision it on Day 1. I will:
Talk nicely to myself. I am beautiful. I am strong. Etc.
Comfort myself with the equivalent of a back rub or holding hands (signs of love)
Laugh. I LOVE to laugh!
Support my dreams and aspirations
Listen to myself
Make choices that are loving to me
Forgive . . . And forget
Accept myself as I am
Surround myself with supporters
Some of the concrete things I will do include
Give up dessert in order to practice more healthy food choices
Practice longer self-Reiki sessions, including absent Reiki for myself
Breathe deeply for calmness
Meditate for peacefulness
Spend time with family, friends and in nature to cultivate positive vibes
Wish me luck! I’ll report back here on my practice.
What are your intentions for the next 40 days? Will you use Reiki to support your goals?
Wishing you abundant love!