Today's activity provides a unique opportunity for you to not only give yourself love, but to also begin a loving conversation with your body. This is more than your run-of-the-mill buy yourself chocolates (even though that's great and I do recommend you go for it if you like chocolate), this is your chance to gently honor different parts of your body by allowing them the chance to speak, by listening what they have to say, and taking the time to respond with love.
You may think, I already love my body. Or perhaps you are intrigued, but also a little nervous because you don't think your body would have anything nice to say. Just as in any relationship, open and loving communication creates clarity, understanding, and healing. The same goes for you and your body. By opening the lines of communication between the conscious brain and the different parts of your body, you give yourself the opportunity to express hidden desires or concerns. You might be surprised by what your body has to say to you! More often than not, our bodies are much more loving and forgiving than we think.
- Take out some paper and a pen or pencil.
- Choose a part of your body that could use some extra love today.
- Write a letter to that body part just as you would a friend or a loved one. Keep it short and sweet.
- Take out a fresh piece of paper and allow that body part to write back to you.
- Repeat as desired with the same body part or others.
This can be a deep healing experience so be gentle and playful. Perhaps start with body parts you don't often remember like your knees, toes, fingers or elbows.
Let me know which body part you chose and how it went in the comments below.
Know how much you are loved on this Valentine's Day!