Learning to love myself wasn’t easy at first. Thoughts of self doubt on repeat, constantly assessing my actions, the words I’d chosen and worrying whether that person I just met liked me. Struggling with self esteem issues most of my life, I always saw myself as less than. Less than the pretty girls, less than the cool kids, less than the celebrities, less than the wealthy, less than the educated - flat out, less than everybody. Let me tell ya, that gets old real quick, and when I recognized this within myself, I desperately desired to change it. I had no idea where to start, but I knew it needed to start with me, I needed to rewire the way I saw myself and rewire the way I spoke to myself. Even if the negative things I said to myself were only in my head, allowing myself to think them only gave them more power.
I chose a few practices I could incorporate into my healing journey, things I knew I could do with ease. I decided to focus on one thing I loved about myself each day, and even that seemed too hard at first. I wanted practices I could incorporate easily, so I went with LIKE instead, I chose one thing I liked about myself each day, and I’d repeat it over and over throughout the day. When my mind would wander, I’d grab a healing crystal to help reign the negative self talk back in, and recalibrate with something positive. I found pulling Angel Cards very therapeutic and often they served as the practice and reminder I needed to bring myself back to a more positive headspace. I also created a piece of gemstone jewelry for myself, so I had a constant reminder of my worth. using the properties of crystals and intentionally bringing in the healing from their metaphysical properties was a powerful tool to have in my journey to self love. Having something tangible helped serve as a reminder of what I was working towards. I’ve come a long way since then, and I can say now I have a much deeper love for self than ever before.
I see now the importance of loving yourself and seeing your own damn brilliance. Once the veil’s been lifted, loving yourself is easy, you recognize that you’re worthy of it simply because you are, simply because you exist. I know it’s not always easy, and sometimes it even seems impossible, but I’m here to tell you that’s a lie. You can love yourself, you can do anything you set your mind to.
And I want to help! Which is why I created our gift with purchase in honour of national love day. Check out our 'Love Infused Bundles' on our homepage, they are filled with loving intention and created with the utmost thought and care. Each element in the bundles is intentional, from the handcrafted crystal jewelry, right down to the healing love potion and purposefully chosen crystal specimens. Available with or without a 1-hour virtual Angel Card Reading, these bundles are truly a work of my heart. Bundles are available with various healing crystals - Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz, Howlite, Aquamarine, Lepidolite and more! The intuitively designed jewelry, along with our handcrafted 'Love Potion' is intended to cultivate feelings of love and acceptance towards self.
I hope you love them as much I loved dreaming them up and bringing them to life. The journey to self-love is eternal, it is a practice, something I work on every day. Tangible gifts and keepsakes can help pave the way for a more steady journey ♥