Self-Love

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On Speaking Up…

Published August 29, 2014 by Jamie Barone

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An excerpt from my forthcoming book, Living From A Place of Authentic Love and Freedom, by Jamie Barone

“There was a time in my life, actually, most of my life, where I allowed myself to be a doormat. I allowed myself to be disrespected and mistreated. I would allow myself to be diminished and even excluded from things that I was a part of and were important to me without feeling that I could speak up for myself. 

I was easily intimidated. I was fearful of conflict or approaching anything important to me, as the negative judgments and belittlement of my feelings from others would crush me. I always allowed others to take front row, shine in the spotlight, and exclude me, while I patiently hid away in the shadows nowhere to be seen. I felt invisible.

I’m positive this was born out of my upbringing from a very young age, one in which I was not allowed to speak up for myself, one in which I lived in fear of erratic punishment, of angering another, of abandonment and rejection. This is not to blame another, but rather to understand where I go to shed light of truth upon the lies that were instilled in me. This removes any victim mentality and turns it into empowerment. I have the power in me, the right, the worth, the value, to speak up for myself… to Lovingly and courageously speak up for myself. Yes.

And as I grow in awareness and remain open to this growth, I continue to find more and more opportunities which bring to me the very lessons I need, in order to strengthen that courage and lose that fear of speaking up. Yes, during these moments, they may feel difficult, but as I move through them, as I learn and grow, as I take action through the fear, through the insecurity, I began to feel more and more empowered… more and more of who I truly am. And I can feel the broken pieces of my soul begin to come together again.

It is okay to be powerful.

It is okay to express yourself.

It is okay to shine.

It is okay to be you.”

Love,
Jamie

Observation…

Published April 22, 2014 by Jamie Barone

observationA person’s energy can tell you more about them than their own words: Absolutely! Without a doubt! 100%! I could go on and on about this, but I’ll be brief… 

It is so very important to be in tune with our intuition, the voice of our soul. We ALL have one, it is simply a matter of being aware. 

There are those of us who are extremely sensitive and fully aware of the various energy frequencies. Some call this a “gift” and others call it a “curse,” but either way, it is of tremendous help in clarifying the energy emanating from people, places, material possessions, and even experiences, early on. And, for those who are not in touch with this “gift,” please know that this can be learned, we all have this ability. Meditation and Prayer can really help in the area of tapping into “feeling” or “reading” various energies clearly. This observation, and learning to listen to the voice of guidance within, is truly life changing.

Just a li’l FYI. 

Love,
Jamie

By Jamie Barone

Mothers of Sons…

Published April 18, 2014 by Jamie Barone

m~ For Mothers of Sons ~

As we are Lovingly teaching our sons to become self-sufficient men, let us please also make sure to speak and treat our boys with respect, to show them each day that they are truly Lovable and worthy, teaching them a healthy SELF-Love, along with how to ‘respectfully’ express themselves and their Love. We are the very first woman in a man’s life – this is not to be taken lightly. We undoubtedly play a huge part in their future relationships with women. And with this awareness, let us please also bless the future woman in their lives.

Love,
Jamie

By Jamie Barone

Courage (Self-Love)…

Published April 4, 2014 by Jamie Barone

This is for anyone who has suffered through the damage of abuse. Please know that you are worthy – you are valuable – you are beautiful. You have more strength than you can even comprehend. You are a Mighty Warrior!! You deserve so much better. You have a beautiful life awaiting you… keep walking… one step at a time… and you will walk right into your most beautiful life. And always remember, you are never ever alone!!  I promise.

couragHis cold afflictive words
Chills me to the bone.
The pleasure in his eyes,
Pleased with what he’s done.

My tear stained face
So swollen and tender.
My heart so deeply aches,
He is the great pretender.

I long for days and nights
Filled with comfort and delight.
I long for sweet Loving words
And for safety in being heard.

The damage that is done
Has only just begun,
As the cruelty just goes on,
And on… and on…

Trying to escape,
Frightening to say the least,
Searching deep inside for courage
To flee this brutal beast.

The mental chains that bind,
He so carefully locked with key.
On my knees pleading, God,
Please… please help me…

One small step at a time
The courage finally comes.
Thanking God for the strength inside
That warms me like the sun.

I hold my head up high,
Escape is finally near.
My heart is finally beating now,
My way appearing clearer.

Moving forward in my life,
Having finally caught my breath
This world is truly beautiful,
I have so much life to live…

I have so much life to live…

© Jamie Barone

Authenticity…

Published April 1, 2014 by Jamie Barone

Welcome to the A-Z Challenge. I will begin posting daily in the order of the alphabet. I have chosen Authentic Love for my theme. And as an A-Z Challenge Ambassador, I welcome you and look forward to stopping by and reading your masterpieces daily. EnJOY!

atlAs I, Jamie Barone, live my life walking with the Angels and holding hands with God, I am committed to living with Authenticity.

I am committed to living with integrity. To be who I profess to be. To live what I profess to live.

I am committed to living without ever having to defend myself or my truth, but to know that all is before God/Universe, and all truth will be revealed in due time. 

I shall remain fully in Peace. Even in moments of despair.

I am committed to living with a completely open heart, regardless of any experience I endure in this lifetime. Only with a fully open heart is one truly able to give or receive pure Love.

I am committed to only Loving… only Loving… even when this means Loving from a distance someone who is not safe or healthy to keep in my life. And this includes only Loving myself as well.

I am committed to standing up for any and all injustice that I am aware of on this planet in any way that I am able.

I am committed to doing what I can to help even one person each day with something… something… no matter how small.

Love,
Jamie

© Jamie Barone

Loving From A Distance…

Published March 3, 2014 by Jamie Barone

There are times in our lives when our greatest lesson in Self-Love means that we sometimes must Love another from a distance. That we deal with them from a place of sincere Love, yet, we also understand that we no longer allow mistreatment or toxicity into our lives. Loving does not always mean allowing another to remain in our life.

music-love-heart-notesWe truly cannot change other people. And, every relationship must bring two willing, honest participants to the ship. We cannot coerce another to be anything they are not, or to feel any way they do not feel. We can do our part, and learn to walk away when it would be toxic to our very being and our life not to.

This is a very important lesson I am still learning. And yes, it seems that the Universe is providing me with the necessary experiences to learn just this.

Thank you, Beautiful Universe… and as I’ve always said ‘Uni-Verse, meaning One-Song… I LOVE that!‘ We, are each vibrating to a different tune (Energetic Frequency) and are all playing a most beautiful symphony together. If we simply stop and listen, we will hear a most beautiful sound. And, while not all notes can reside in the same melody, we are all none-the-less connected and each have a very important part to play. One being no less important than another.

Yes, sometimes… we must Love from a distance.

Love,
Jamie

By Jamie Barone

Growing Pains…

Published March 1, 2014 by Jamie Barone

growI can’t help but to notice that no matter who we are, or where we are on our life journey, growing pains can feel quite uncomfortable…

When I find myself trying to squirm out of an emotion, it is in this very moment when I stop and realize I am experiencing growing pains, stretching, and if I simply go with it, Lovingly, respectfully, honorably, I will pass through it with a beautiful new perspective, into a whole new level of awareness.

And, when we see things that we do not like, as uncomfortable as it is, this is how we learn and are better able to identify what we DO like. Once we realize this, we can remember to change our focus and slowly begin to flow in a direction that feels good and resonates with us.

So simple… and yet, so profound.

Can anyone here relate? 

Love,
Jamie

By Jamie Barone

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