4 STEPS TO LOVING YOURSELF
By Stefanie Finn
Man of Science: How do you find it so easy to believe?
Man of Faith: It’s never BEEN easy.
From the television series / LOST
Learning to Love Yourself is the single most important thing you will ever do. Everything good that you want to manifest in your life depends on your ability to do this. This manual will be a valuable tool for anyone who is ready to experience Love within themselves, and features four guidelines to help you do just this.
What the heck does Loving Yourself actually mean?
Recently a new friend of mine said to me, “Stefanie I’m having a real problem with the name of your up-coming work called, ‘Love Yourself.’ Why don’t you call it something else? I’ve always had a problem with the idea of loving myself and actually find it somewhat ridiculous. Over the years I’ve had friends who’ve encouraged me towards therapies such as mirror therapy (putting a mirror in front of your face, looking into your own eyes and telling yourself ‘I love you’), and I’m just not comfortable with any of it.”
To which I replied, “I can understand why you would have a problem with the idea of loving yourself when you are the one trying to do the loving.”
It is impossible to summon love for yourself from a limited sense of yourself. Real Love comes through you rather than from you.
We are not capable of loving ourselves, but we are capable of letting ourselves be loved by Divine Love. So Loving Yourself really means to humbly open yourself up, so Divine Love can break through and be experienced by you in a profound and ever-expansive way.
Where did this book come from?
One night not long ago, while living in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, I had a powerful dream-experience that would become the basis for this work.
In this dream, which I will expand on later, I was given four main guidelines,or steps, that if put into practice, will open the portal to Divine Love.
- Come to terms with your past
- Create space in your life
- Take strength from your own beliefs
- Do some kind of training
You can’t really Love Yourself until you’ve come to terms with your past, and with the goal of coming to terms with your past in mind, comes the need to create a space in your life in which you can actually do the necessary integration and forgiveness work that is called for.
As you commit to facing your inner conflict and integrating your emotional fears, life becomes a beautiful quest of discovering your own unique beliefs based on your own experience. And you learn to take strength from these beliefs.
Lastly, you may be inspired to do some kind of training that is perfect for you, to bring forth your newly emerging self, to hone your innate God-given skills, to challenge your fears, and give you confidence as you move forward into a new life of purpose and peace.
It is my hope this book will bring you enjoyment, fulfillment, and most of all, Divine Love within. Its four guidelines are a gift from the universe itself, and make up a wonderfully-designed road map that will surely help you chisel out a space within, through which Divine Love can break through and light up your life with new purpose and direction.
When it’s all been said and done, Divine Love is the only thing that matters in our lives. Literally.
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Stefanie is a Spiritual Trainer who teaches that we are on a spiritual path of sublime adventure and discovery. Her presentations utilize her personal brand of Messages to Love© coupled with an extensive study of metaphysical and personal development material (including A Course in Miracles, Urantia Book and a Bachelor’s Degree with focus in Eastern spirituality) – making every workshop a unique adventure in itself. Her presentations are unscripted so get ready to go off the rails – where the real spirit comes alive and causes alchemy to happen.
She offers a variety of workshops and One-on-One sessions.