The Radical Self Love Project began as a way for me to learn to love myself more plain and simple. The beginning of 2013 marked a pretty big breakdown in my life through the breakup of my relationship. The world as I knew it was turned upside down and I was faced with a choice. Handle the breakup as I had always done in the past (rock the drama, anger and deflection train) or do something I had never done before (embrace love, compassion and personal responsibility).
I somehow knew my access point to transforming my relationship to relationships was to start to love myself more. Enter The Radical Self Love Project. It began as a 30 day commitment to cultivating self love and morphed into a way of being which will forever be present in my life. I drew on all the tools and inner awareness I had cultivated so far and created a program to strengthen my own self love. My breakup birthed my greatness and gifted me with an awareness of the ultimate relationship. What I’ve really realized through these past few months of deep soul searching, surrendering and releasing is this:
The most important relationship I will ever have is the one I have with myself. All of my external relationships with others are a purely a reflection of either my conflicted or harmonious relationship to self.
I also knew I was gifted this opportunity of transformation to share it with the world. I now see Radical Self Love has been at the root of every lesson of contrast and every experience of flow I have experienced so far on my human journey.
As I made my way through this breakdown I took on ways of being I otherwise would never have. I began to heal myself which had an unexpected impact of healing my relationship. Through this journey of Radical Self Love I was able to, for the first time, experience the freedom inside of being myself. As I grew to love myself more my former relationship began to transform and blossom into the partnership I had been dreaming about my entire life.
What began as a personal journey has now transpired into a real time illustration of how to build a personal practice of being good to you. It is designed to inspire, support and guide anyone who is ready, to dive deep within themselves. This journey is intended to connect you with all you have been, all that you are and all that you will be.
Learning how to authentically love yourself is an ongoing adventure. It requires building the muscle of consistency and acting in alignment with who you truly are. There are five basic fundamentals which have shaped and continue to shape this project.
Commitment: Sticking with things even when it is no longer convienient and the ‘feeling’ of excitement has passed.
Integrity: Doing things as they are meant to be done, doing complete work, aligning your word with your being and actions.
Inspiration: Connecting to what lights up your soul and is the underlying driving force behind all you do.
Intimacy: Into-you-I-see me. By increasing our personal vibrations and awakening to the interconnectedness of all things the Radical Self Love Project begins to strengthen the relationship of who you know yourself to be. Through the experience of the external world we begin to profoundly understand its reflective nature. Getting to know others is the quickest access point to understanding all aspects of who you truly are.
Love: A way of being which illustrates the energies of compassion, acceptance, expansiveness and universal unity.
So for all those who are ready to rock the self love train, giddy up! Here we go on a 365 Day Radical Self Love Journey!