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Write A Love Letter To Yourself And Say Everything You Love About Yourself

When was the last time you wrote a love letter?

You know, a love letter to your sweet heart, the person who make your heart sing and eyes sparkle when they walk into the room.

Write A Love Letter To Yourself

Write A Love Letter To Yourself


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And, if you received a love letter, how did it make you feel?

Did your insides glow and flutter and the waves of light fill your soul?

Now, imagine, writing a love letter to yourself and say everything you love about yourself.

If you have already written one…congratulations, you are definitely top of the Self-Love Class!

However, if you are like me, and haven’t written a love letter to yourself, read on and discover how I wrote my first selfie-love letter!

As you already know, I love writing and enjoy sending poems to friends, yet it never occurred to me to write a love letter to myself. I don’t know why, it just never occurred to me.

However, whilst filling out my daily entry in The Five Minute Journal, the weekly challenge, was to write a love letter to yourself and say everything you love about yourself.

I must admit, that particular challenge took me by surprise and I chose to ignore the Weekly Challenge and carry on with filling in the rest of my daily challenge.

However, you know what it’s like, the things we ignore are the exact thing we need to address.

What was I ignoring? Why was I so resistant to writing a love letter to myself?

Meditation to the Rescue

As per usual, anytime I feel anxious and not sure what to do, I breathe and turn to my daily meditation practice for counsel.

So, I sat and meditated.

After my practice, I took up my pen wrote the title “write a love letter to yourself and say everything you love about yourself”… and here is what I wrote.

Write A Love Letter To Yourself And Say Everything You Love About Yourself

Dear Ntathu

I love the way you express yourself, the way you care about others and desire to always step out of your way to help others.

I love your smile, the way your eyes crinkle up when you laugh and the way you rock backwards and forwards and clap your hands when something makes you laugh.

I love you more than you will ever know.

Your gentle way of being in the world, creating, spreading warmth and light wherever you go; like a roaring fire on a cold winter’s night.

I love your determination to shed layers of past hurt to rise above the forest and find a tree to hug; the way you inch forward, peak around the bushes and take a friend along their next step.

I love the way you walk, head held high, eyes on the prize and feet gently caressing the Earth.

I love you more and more each day and want to wake up with you by my side; to share our last meal together before you leave this world and keep you safe and warm.

I love you.

Thank you for caring about me and giving me your best.

I love you.
Ntathu

Well, what are you thoughts about my love letter to myself?

I have read it a couple of times and each time I feel proud to love me and hope it inspires you to write a love letter to yourself.

What Next?

Now that I’ve taken the first step and shared my love letter to myself with you, will you do the same?

Will, you sit quietly one day and write yourself a love letter. Serenade and romance your soul and tell yourself how loving and great you are? I really hope you do.
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And when you have done that, I’d love you to send me a copy of your love letter. Who knows, if we get enough love letters I could compile them into a book as part of my kindle publishing empire!

Till, next time, have a beautiful loving day.

I love you

Ntathu

PS. And if you enjoy reading Love Poems, check out my Kindle Book, Love Your Life – 26 Poems That Nurture Your Soul Through Hard Times. You can get your copy of Love Your Life, when you click Love Your Life Book of Poems


Walking Meditation Instructions- How To Be Calm, Walk And Meditate For Instant Relaxation

When you think about meditation, what comes to mind?

Do you have images of someone sitting peacefully in a calm environment, blissfully meditating?

Or maybe you think of the Budhha, the Dalai Lama or other spiritual teachers sitting serenely in a sacred meditation space.

If you have never meditated or are new to meditation, maybe the idea of meditation still feels a bit difficult and unfamiliar to you. That it is time consuming and something only “other people” do.

Or, do you think that it is even if that was doable and practical; you couldn’t do it, especially as your daily schedule is already packed and you have no time to squeeze in a meditation practice!?

Well, whatever your views, rest assured, even if you have the most demanding schedule and have never meditated before; it is possible, if you wish, to meditate in the middle of your lunch hour, at home or at work!
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Morning Prayer To Jump-Start Your Day

Have you ever woken up jaded, tired and exhausted?

Maybe dreading the start of a new day, yet, know there is no way out.

You HAVE to get up, maybe get your children ready for school, face the morning commute and find a way to send that report to your supervisor by 5.00pm.

What Do You Do Next?

When you wake up, tired and achy from lack of sleep, how do you shift your energy and get ready for your day?

What do you do, to shake the gremlins and focus your mind to wake up and snap into gear?

Are you an early morning coffee drinker? A smoothie babe or rush-out-of-the-house-grab-a-coffee-at-the-station type of person!?

Here’s What My Friend Does

One of my close work friends, Flora, has three children whom she home-schools. I take my hat of to Flora and admire her resilience and organisational skills to run her household, take part in numerous community events and home-school her children.

Flora’s Secret Get-Up-And-Go-Weapon

Prayer and meditation.

That’s it. Prayer and meditation. She swears by it.

Every morning, no matter how tired or exhausted my friend feels, she finds a way to fit in at least two minutes of quiet time, where she is able to breathe and tell herself, I’ll easily get through the day! And believe it or, whenever we catch up over the phone, she does. We laugh and joke and share our ups and downs and I marvel at my friend’s tenacity, optimism and good humour.

And here is one of Flora’s Fav Morning Prayer’s – Prayer of Grace

I was well touched when Flora shared that one of her most “grounding morning prayers” is one she saw in one of my books! This touched her heart.

So, in the spirit of friendship, here is Flora’s favourite Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer – Prayer of Grace

Dear Mother Earth, as I walk through your world, through the cracks and valleys of life, I pray for love, love of self and others.

I pray that I remain true to myself.

That I honour, care and protect myself.

Dear Mother Earth, it is through your guidance, your constant commitment to life that I’m here. Ready to serve. To live. Create and be. A divine soul, a budding flower, which blossoms and overflows with joy, peace and grace.

I thank you, oh divine creative spirit of mine for the gifts bestowed within and pray that your beauty will shine through my being.

Your love radiate through my eyes, your essence of truth, justice and honour through my heart.
Mother Earth, I thank you for the gift of life.

May I always remain close to you and show love and appreciation to your glorious creation.

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Everyday, Flora says this short prayer and finds it gives her the strength and energy to do all she has to do, in calm and more focused way.

And, given her workload and family committments, you can see how important it is for Flora to have optimum energy and reserves to keep going!

What’s Your Early Morning Secret?

What do you do, to get up and start your day in a more positive way, especially on the days, when you feel drained and exhausted when you wake up?

Do you prayer?

Or have some sort of morning routine to get you going in the morning?

If so, what difference does it make to how you feel when you get up?

Drop me an email, or share your thoughts in the comment box below because your tip might help someone else have a happy day!

Finally…

If are looking for a more nurturing way to start your day take a tip from Flora and say Prayer of Grace, quietly to yourself tomorrow morning when you wake up.

I really hope you find Flora’s favourite Morning Prayer helps you have a happy day.

Thank you.
Stay blessed

Ntathu


Ten Positive Affirmations To Help You Have An Awesome Day!

One of the best ways to have an awesome day is to wake up in a happy mood.

As you well know, waking up in a happy mood, sets the tone for the rest of your day.

I’m sure like most busy women, you have so much to do, waking up in a good positive mood helps you get more done during your day.

10 Positive Affirmations

Having A Happy Day

However, I’m certain you have had days when you woke up feeling tired, low on energy and struggle to get out of bed and out the house on time.

I know I have!

When you have a “bad start” to your day, have you noticed that everything you do seems to take longer and requires more energy? It’s like you are holding a string and it drags you through the day and you struggle to get back on your feet.

Would you agree the more you can do to help yourself stay in good mood, life looks easier and you have more energy to get things done?

Waking up and starting your day in a positive frame of mind helps you to plan and prepare what you have to do in a calm and focused way

So, following along with our theme to help you have a peaceful and positive start to your day, I’d like to share with you, Ten Positive Affirmations you can say to yourself when you wake up. Read more…?


Morning Prayer for the Absolutely Best Start to Your Day

Bless you gentle reader, how are you today? I pray today’s post “Morning Prayer For The Absolutely Best Start To Your Day” finds you well and in radiant health. Thank you for your continued love, strength and support as we travel through this circle of life together.

“Every day and in every way I grow richer, stronger, and clearer in divine insight and love.” ~ Self-Love Affirmation.

I often receive emails from potential clients and messages from friends asking me for tips on how to wake up early and meditate. Like you, they want to wake up feeling refreshed, energised and alive, yet, all too often, the day starts off with a head full of to-do lists, stress in your body and anxieties and concerns about the day ahead.

Most people recognise the value and importance of meditation, prayer and having a daily powerful morning routine yet putting that into practice, making time for that space, seems near impossible.

Soooo, to help you with your desire for a more positive and peaceful start to your day, I am going to Read more…?


Prayer For Peace In The World

Bless you, dear friends, I pray you are well and in vibrant health. Thanks for visiting Yoga Inspires and reading today’s post, A Prayer For Peace In The World.

We are all born with gifts to offer, gifts to help ourselves, our families’, our communities. Let us use our skills, gifts talents and abilities for world unity, peace and prosperity. – Ntathu Allen

I was doing a spot of de-cluttering over the weekend and came across a prayer I wrote,A Prayer For Peace In The World. I remember writing it, after the sense of devastation, horror and shock I felt following the events surrounding 9/11. Although 9/11 occurred in 2001, the aftermath of this war and other wars continue to effect lives today.

How Does “War” Make You Feel?

I often feel frail and wither at the complexities of human emotions and the lengths  we will go to inflict pain upon each other in the name of religion, freedom of speech and justice. Why we can’t all live in peace and harmony is beyond me!

As Ghandi says, “be the change you wish to see in the world” and as writing is my thing, in the spirit of peace and reconciliation, I’d like to share Prayer for Peace In The World again today with you.

Maybe between us, as we pray, we can lift the hearts and minds of those actively engaged in wars and offer a helping hand, ray of hope to all families torn apart by war. Read more…?


12 Easy Ways To A Healthier You In 2015

Blessings Gentle Reader and thanks for visiting my site. If you are new, remember to subscribe to my free 7-Day Yoga For Self-Care eCourse for a Healthier You!
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Eat more greens...

Isn’t it wonderful. I’m still excited and glad 2015 is well and truly here. Even though we are over half-way through January, for me, it feels like the first day of spring and there is a sense of buoyancy and expectation in the air. Like a feeling that “Ok, bring it on…?”…no one knows what is around the corner. Some say you create your own destiny through your past and present actions, others believe life is already pre-ordained and no matter what you do you can’t escape your destiny. Whatever you believe, as usual I say look after yourself, breathe, enjoy the journey, find the blessings in the madness, the stillness in the chaos.

And as this is the start of a New Year and so many of you are IN and ready to make 2015 a happy and healthy year, I’d like to share with you, 12 easy ways to a Healthier You In 2015.

12 Easy Ways To A Healthier You In 2015

Healthier You Tip #1

Eat more spinach and other dark green vegetables such as kale and pok choy to boost your calcium and strengthens bones, spinach is also bursting with other vital nutrients and vitamin which does wonders for your health. Think of Popeye and you will know what I mean. Read more…?


Happy New Year! My 2015 Dream

Hugs, smiles and blessings dear friends. YES!!! 2015 is officially here. Today’s blog is a short video message to wish you and your family and dear friends a Happy New Year, and to also share with you, a little bit of my dream for 2015.

You can watch Happy New Year! My 2015 Dream below, or over on my Youtube Channel by clicking here.

My 2015 Dream

I am staying open this year. I pray to shine more, to give more, to surrender more, to receive more, to be a divine light, to share more and most importantly, to breathe more.

What About You…What Are You Dreaming Of?

Dear Friends, What dream or message is nestling within your heart bursting to shine through? What is it you long to do, to see? What project is laying dormant within, waiting for permission for you to breathe life into it?

Come and join me in this glorious “make-it-up-as-we-go” year of sunshine and double rainbows. You can do it. Share your dreams and together we are going to be super bold, super beautiful and super super super blessed!

And if you feel yoga and meditation can help you achieve your dream, stay tuned to my blog and together, you and me and the angels, will make magic.

Are you IN? Email me, or drop a resounding “YES, I’m IN. I am in for 2015!” in the comment box below. YAY!!!

Stay forever blessed.

One Love and thank you

Ntathu

PS. If this is your first time here, visiting Yoga Inspires, congratulations and thank you for your trust! Sign up to my 7-Day Yoga, Relaxation and Self-Care ecourse, Marvellous You to get regular updates and the latest Yoga Inspire Kindle ebooks and meditation courses. Click here to enjoy instant relaxation!


My Top Three Self-Care Tips For 2014

Dear Friends, peaceful blessings to you and your family. I pray this article, My Top Three Self-Care Tips For 2014, meets you in good health.

Self-Care Habits For 2014

Self-Care Habits For 2014

With the cloak of 2014 wrapping itself around my shoulders, I feel drawn to sit down, and review some of the self care rituals and habits I’ve followed over the past year to nourish and replenish my core. I am sharing my top three self-care tips for 2014, as a way to let you know what’s working for me and, hopefully, if you are interested, to help you nurture and sustain your intentions to reduce stress, and have more love, fun and happiness in 2015.

Why Share Now?

Last week I returned home from an unexpected 11-day visit to Grenada to attend my dear aunty’s funeral. Aunty was 92. Read more…?


God Is Real, aka It’s Great To Be Back Blogging!

Bless you dear souls, isn’t life just grand!

I’m soooo glad to be back blogging, sharing insights and ways yoga, prayer, meditation and breathing exercises can enhance, elevate and energise your life.

Gosh, how are you and how was your summer? It is now September, and over here in London, the darker nights creeping in. The perfect time for you to be still, go within and find out how you want to live your life, breathe and be in this world. Those are the questions I have been asking myself over the past few weeks and this morning, the answer came, crystal clear “in the presence of the Lord.”

Please, take a few minutes now, to slip on your headphone, click play, close your eyes and soak up the vibes of the video below “God Is Real” by Krishna Das. Tears flowed as I sat and listened to this mantra and helped unlock the key to me being here today sharing the vibe with you. I pray you receive the light you need in your journey.

And Here’s How My Journey Unfolded

Many moons ago, my dear yoga teacher and Spiritual Guide, Shola Arewa, introduced me to Krishna Das and, over the years, his music and chants have found a place in my heart. This morning I sat, prayed and something stirred within and my inner voice whispered “its time for you to come out, shine your light, and just get on with it.” Whatever it is, will unfold as I ‘get on with it’. Does that make sense? Read more…?


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