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Presence is Power
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Máttur hjartans og Máttur athyglinnar. Hann er kröftugur mátturinn - ef þú vilt og ef þú velur hann!
Máttur hjartans er mikill, hverju veitir þú athygli?
An open Heart Touches All Things and needs no Protection

The imemine constrains the heart with doubt, temptations, grumbling, procrastination, lies, betrayal, trickery, remorse, regret, hope, whining, resentment, apprehension, fear, and the when-disease. All of that creates a thick protective layer of insulation that mutes the rhythm of life that the heart emits in love. The chest, upper back, and shoulders become a breastplate, a shield. However the moment you fully commit yourself to full cohabitation with yourself and are fully responsible for being the creator and leader in your own life, your heart beats without limitation and you transmit a powerful mes- sage to the universe—a message that clearly states that you are now fully responsible and committed to your relationship with yourself and your life.

Image: Ragnheiður Arngrímsdóttir
The woman who Could not Conceive of Loving Herself

I conduct workshops on energy and restraint in which we examine our nourishing patterns and the attitudes that lie behind our consumption of food. For a number of years, these workshops took place on the weekends.

I remember one woman particularly well because she taught me a lesson without actually intending to. As I looked across the group, I noticed her immediately because I could sense how doubtful and critical she was. I thought, She won’t turn up tomorrow. I immediately dismissed this negative thought and told myself, Of course, she’ll come. Then I put aside this distraction and continued with my lecture.

And what do you know: the following morning, there she was again. I was very pleased, but she devoted the whole day squirming about in her seat, obviously bothered by something. When the second day of the work- shop ended, I thought again that she probably would not turn up the following morning. Again I dismissed the thought. I did not want to prejudge her or project myself onto what I thought she might be thinking.

On Sunday the last day of the workshop, the woman arrived again. Yet she was not the same woman at all. She glowed, smiled, and joked around with the others. Her shoulders were relaxed, the restlessness had disappeared, and she no longer had her arms crossed. I sat down beside her during the lunch break and asked what had happened.

She smiled and said, “I slept poorly and was feeling awful. I simply could not grasp this idea that you were constantly hammering away at. The idea that this is where I have arrived and I have myself to thank, not to blame, and that I am fully responsible for where and what I am, that I should love myself. Then, last night something happened. I was lying awake in bed and turning this idea over and over in my head—that I could not love myself. That was too much, too selfish, too egocentric. I just couldn’t, and I was not going to come again today.”

“Yes,” I said. “So what changed your mind?”

“Lying there, wide awake, it suddenly occurred to me that if I couldn’t love myself, I could at least commit to being my friend. I wanted to be my friend.”

Her thinking could not come to terms with the idea that she wanted to love herself, but eventually her thinking “admitted defeat,” and she found a direct route to her own heart: a path into a new existence where she chose to be her own friend and to honor that friendship. Her dissatisfaction with herself had been such that she wasn’t willing to love herself until she had reestablished her faith and trust in herself. She understood that by reinventing her relationship and befriending herself, she could gradually forgive, open her heart, and embrace herself and eventually love herself unconditionally.

Image: Ragnheiður Arngrímsdóttir
To commit to yourself is a decision to sow the seeds of devotion and gradually permit yourself to put down roots and grow:

I love myself anyway. Whatever my appearance, whatever I do. I will always love myself. I love myself anyway.

Your happiness is always in complete harmony with your permission for happiness. We are as joyful or happy as we permit ourselves to be. And by sowing this seed and permitting yourself to grow, you immediately increase your prosperity allowance. The way to increase your permission is to love yourself and forgive yourself and thereby reclaim the energy you had invested in ingratitude, disappointment, shame, regret, and remorse. The next time you love yourself despite having “made a mistake,” you expand your permission even further, and so it continues.

Image: Ragnheiður Arngrímsdóttir