We have been on an amazing journey together of personal growth. We have been creating habits that daily raise our light energy. I want to you to try this test now. Look at yourself in the mirror and say “I love Me.” How did that feel? Is it awkward. Does it feel untrue? You should be at a point where even if it feels strange, part of you is celebrating the realization that Yes! I do love Me! I like my company, and I am an amazing person!
The cherry blossom is a symbol of renewal, of death of the old and birth of the new. A cherry blossom mindset is the deep belief that you are always becoming, always growing. And no matter where you are on the journey, you are a beautiful being of light and love.
This step is only beginning. These habits are foundational, and instead of moving on and forgetting about them, we are going to circle back through and improve. A spiral has often been used to symbolize ongoing growth, because we continue to circle back through the same things but always at an increasingly higher level.
The most amazing thing about this journey is that it is not just about you. When you reach a higher level, you pour light into the lives of everyone you come into contact with. You were the caterpillar, now you are the butterfly. And what is the main thing a butterfly does (besides bring beauty to the earth by just existing)? Adult butterflies give birth to future butterflies. Your journey will bring other people to a place of healing and growth.
I think we all agree that we would love to live in a world free of contention, poverty, and suffering. So much effort and money has been poured in this direction, and we need to continue to try to alleviate these things every way that we can. But the truth is, until enough members of our society are bringing themselves to a higher level of self-control and emotional health, until we are filled with the energy of love, we cannot do away with these things.
That is the intention I want you to keep in mind as you go back through the steps. Now that you know so much more, you will see every habit in a new light and you will be able to help others. Share the Steps, leave feedback in the comments like good books or videos you would recommend.
New Habit: Post the words I Love Me! beside your mirror and say them out loud every day.
Journal: Go back and read your first entry. Do you feel that you have changed? Do you feel more intentional about your programming and mindset?