Becoming Your Own Valentine

Valentines - TreeMost of the messages coming our way this time of year are to “be someone else’s valentine.” But what if we took this opportunity to be our own valentine?

Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to connect with the one who can truly bring love into your life – YOU!

Your well-being – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually – depends on you.

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a full moon this year, it marks an ideal time for honoring the Inner Goddess within you, celebrating your own wisdom and light. Imagine being able to make a heart-to-heart connection with yourself, one that’s filled with love and gratitude – and giving yourself permission to step into the highest version of YOU.

There are many ways to initiate a communion with your inner being. You can light a candle and take a bubble bath – or you can retreat to your favorite chair and spend time with your journal – or you can take a long contemplative walk on a nature trail. Whatever you choose, just make a commitment to connect deeply with yourself – giving the love and appreciation you so richly deserve.

You can even write an open-hearted love letter to yourself (one that you will actually mail and receive). Select an exquisite piece of stationery or a beautiful card – and sit in a quiet place where you can connect with your innermost thoughts.

Take a few moments to close your eyes and breathe deeply. As you inhale, think about what it is you appreciate about yourself. What is it that you love about being you?

As you exhale, release any thoughts of criticism or judgment. And continue to do this – until you feel ready to write.

Begin the letter with “Dear (and your name)” – and show your gratitude through words of love and appreciation. You may choose to write about your triumphs, your challenges, your shining qualities, your deep desires. Allow every word to be filled with respect and admiration for the strong, radiant being that you are.

When you’re done, decorate the letter (or card) with stickers or drawings – or anything that feels right to you in the moment – and place it in an envelope. Seal it, address it to yourself, put a stamp on it and drop it in a mailbox.

When the letter arrives, find a private place and read the letter carefully. Allow your heart to open wide and your feelings to fully flow, connecting to the powerful energy of self-love. Give yourself the gift of receiving your own beautiful words.

When you’re finished, place the letter (or card) back in its envelope. And when you’re feeling low, pull it back out and reread it. It will always serve as a reminder of how wonderful you truly are.

So this Valentine’s Day, in the light of the full moon, celebrate YOU!

You’re more than worth it!

About Tina Games

Tina M. Games is the author of Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery (an interactive book with an accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards). As a certified creativity and life purpose coach, and a gifted intuitive, she is the “Moonlight Muse” for women who want to tap into the “full moon within” and claim their authentic self, both personally and professionally. Through her signature coaching programs, based on the phases of the moon, Tina gently guides women from darkness to light as they create an authentic vision filled with purpose, passion and creative expression. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

7 Responses to Becoming Your Own Valentine

  1. Patricia February 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Beautiful post Tina! Valentine’s is a very nice occasion to celebrate yourself! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sangita February 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I Love your idea Tina:) I am honoring my inner divine goddess 🙂 Thank you for sharing and you enjoy the Valentine’s day too<3

  3. Teena Evert February 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    Whoo Hoo love this! I didn’t know that Valentine’s Day fell on a Full Moon this year 🙂 The image that you used is so inviting as well as your creative guide to becoming your own valentine – so sweet and so important to know how to take care of ourselves and how to take care of ourselves in relationships. Thank you!

  4. Tammy Crawley February 12, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    I love this Teena! We all seem to forget ourselves at times, what a great thought to love yourself.

  5. Dan lofgren February 13, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    Its all about starting from within.

  6. Cher Gunderson February 13, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    Tina, I’ve written cards to myself and yet only mailed it once. This is a good reminder to do that-it will add to the impact when I receive it later…
    Thank you,

    Cher Gunderson
    http://www.masteryouraccent.com

  7. Kerry Geocaris February 20, 2014 at 3:05 am #

    Love this Tina! I did the love letter exercise when I was in treatment. It was incredibly powerful, I still have the letter and read it now and then. Another great post, I always look forward to your blogs!!

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