Although it's fun to create consciously with worksheets and manifestation exercises and gratitude lists, we have to remember the core of what life is all about: love.
I was feeling depressed and had no idea why. I filled out one of our (as of yet unreleased) "Ask the Universe Anything" worksheets. The premise is that you ask a question and listen to your intuition for the answer. I asked, "How can I love myself more?" The answer was, "Relax."
I laid down in bed and reached for a book. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay was on top. I flipped through the intro and got to the meat: all problems come down to not loving the self.
Oh yeah! Self love is all that really matters, and it's what solves all the problems in the world. Your world is a reflection of you. You ARE your world. If you love yourself, you love your world and the world loves you back.
Building on yesterday's mantra of "I am who I am," today I'm using Louise's mantra: "Jessica, I love and accept you exactly the way you are." Within moments of saying the sentence to myself, I was in tears. I realized how much I've been criticizing myself lately.
I meditated on the mantra for 15 minutes then bounced out of bed. I love and accept myself exactly the way I am! Life is fun again!