I Choose Me – Positive Reflection Of The Week
I Choose Me: Self-love – by Alia Datoo
At the end of the week, I will be celebrating my solar return (birthday). Our solar return is when the sun returns to its natal position. In astrology, the Sun represents our identity. It is the essence that you shine out into the world. It represents our vitality, willpower and life force that drives us to seek the highest truest expression of ourselves. Your sun sign is how you answer the question “I am” and how you experience life and express your individuality.
As I write this, I am reflecting on what I celebrate most with this turn of the sun. It has been a year well vested in personal growth, purpose and looking at my inner shadows that create wounds and patterns that hold me back.
I celebrate people who came into my life as guides, teachers, mentors, and healers. Something interesting I learnt here: Not every guide, teacher or mentor comes in your life to hand over goodie bags. Some come to hurt you, break you and destroy you. It is up to you to get up and move on from these experiences and not allowing them to crush your fighting spirit. That’s what differentiates a warrior from a worrier.
I celebrate self-love. Self-Love is a great gift I discovered towards the end of 2020 and it has been most instrumental in truly allowing me to be who I am. I began practising “Tuning Inwards” to check in with myself, but most importantly I learnt to choose “me” first.
I celebrate the Art of Letting Go – of things, people, situations and circumstances that have overstayed their visit and no longer align with me. Instead, I am committed to creating space for newer experiences as I celebrate the ability to Let Go with more ease.
I celebrate being Human. With an opening of my heart, I can accept my own humanness as well as in others. Last year I understood the frequencies of emotions to a great extent. I discovered how to sit with a feeling, being with it rather than bypassing it and then allow it to dissolve. I have witnessed deep healing through this mode as I continue to work on self-acceptance with the exploration of what it means to be Human.
I celebrate my deep love for connection on every level of human interaction. Immersing myself in my Healing and Coaching practice has helped me better understand what complex and beautiful beings we all are with our own unique light and shadow.
And finally, I celebrate the deep knowing of my Life’s Purpose to inspire a positive shift through like-minded souls. I have so much love and gratitude for each and every one of you and thank you for all your support during the year.
Here’s to another fabulous year full of Self Discovery & Self Mastery!