by Owen Waters
If there is anything that you dislike about yourself – your body, your mind or your feelings – it is time to clear away that old baggage once and for all.
Tell yourself a totally positive thought, such as:
“I love everything about my body.”
Then, listen for the inner voice of self-criticism to step in and say things like, “except for my weight,” “except for my unmanageable hair,” and so on.
The point of the exercise is to identify opinions and beliefs that you hold at an unconscious level. Bring them up into your conscious mind where you can see them and, then, they can be addressed and healed using the power of Love. That’s Love with a big “L,” as in Unconditional Love.
Here’s how it’s done, using Unconditional Love:
First, you add a phrase onto the end of the criticism. That phrase is, “and I Love myself anyway.” So, if you hear your inner voice say, “except for my weight,” you add, “and I Love myself anyway” right on the end.
In the example of weight being the issue, here is the sequence of events:
1) You stated, “I love everything about my body.”
2) The thought, “except for my weight” came up, thereby revealing its existence.
3) You then respond, “and I Love myself anyway.”
Now, here’s where we come to the magic bit. By the power of Love you can transform and heal the limiting belief, “except for my weight.”
Imagine the thought, “and I Love myself anyway” as a small ball of mental energy and direct it into the energy center of your heart, which is outside of your body, just in front of your breastbone. Feel your heart energy bathing the phrase, “and I Love myself anyway” in its warmth as you mentally repeat it while focused on that energy center.
Then, repeat the positive statement, “I love everything about my body,” and, again, wait for the voice of the inner critic. You may find that the old belief has been dissolved on the first attempt. More likely, however, you will find that it has simply been lessened – that it comes with a less intense negative feeling.
Here’s the key to dissolving negative feelings: Repeat the process a few times and notice how the power of the negative feeling dissipates with each performance of this healing technique. Repeat until it becomes a non-issue.
Now, use this technique to heal other negative ideas. Use another totally positive statement, such as:
“I feel wonderful about myself.”
This will reveal negative emotions and self-criticisms of a nonphysical nature. Use unconditional love again:
Add, “and I Love myself anyway” onto the end of the first criticism that comes up.
Imagine that thought as a small ball of mental energy and direct it into the energy center of your heart, just in front of your breastbone. Feel your heart energy bathing the phrase, “and I Love myself anyway,” in its warmth.
Repeat this positive statement and keep repeating the technique until the criticism has faded into either silence or a non-active emotional state.
Fears are another kind of barrier to higher consciousness. Fear is the opposite of love. Love dissolves fear, just as fear can drive out love.
There is no fear that cannot be dissolved by the application of love energy.
To reveal hidden, inner fears, use the statement:
“I feel safe at all times and in all places.”
You may discover, or remember, that you have fears of water, of heights, of flying, all of which can be released with unconditional love.
Once you clear emotional blockages to unconditional love, you are ready to move ahead and glimpse the next adventure in higher consciousness: The deep, intuitive inspiration of soul consciousness.
*Owen Waters is the author of Higher Consciousness: Finding Peace and Joy Above the Noise, available now at
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