The Ultimate Self-Love Ritual for Valentine's Day: 3 Ways to Vibrate in Love!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. You might've noticed because you can't go anywhere without seeing thousands of heart-shaped things. Oh, and of course, the word "Love" is now plastered everywhere!
This date has always had a romantic connotation. But the truth is, it should be about love in all its forms.
Now, it may sound like a cliché, but it's true—the most important person in your life is you. So, this Valentine's Day, we invite you to do a self-love ritual. No matter if you're single, heartbroken, or in a loving relationship, we've got a special ritual for you!
Self-love is essential to staying happy, healthy, and grounded. But how do you love yourself? No, it's not giving yourself a facemask or binge-watching all of the episodes of Pam & Tommy. Self-love is learning to love and accept yourself for who you are, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Self-Love is honoring and respecting your needs above everyone else's. But above all, Self-Love is acknowledging your worth.
Before we move into the three ultimate rituals, let's start by looking at some of the major benefits of practicing self-love rituals:
1) The more you practice self-love and compassion, the less likely you will beat yourself up for not achieving perfection.
2) People who practice positive self-love are happier than those who don't.
3) You can overcome anger and fear more easily with self-love and compassion.
4) When you feel good about yourself, it is easier to be kind to others!
5) Self-care improves mood and reduces stress levels.
So, how should you show yourself some love this V-day? Let us share the recipe for the ultimate self-love ritual:
For The Single Soul: Find Love in Yourself.
Start by setting the mood. Yeah, you heard us! Just because you're single doesn't mean you don't get to feel sexy and seductive on Valentine's. Light up a candle. Turn on some music and get ready to enjoy the night away!
Step 1: Meditate.
Create a circle on the floor for you to sit down. You can use your favorite flowers, blankets, plush toys, or anything that makes you feel held. Grab a green aventurine, rose quartz, malachite, pink amethyst, or jasper and close your eyes. Connect with your inner self by meditating for 10 minutes. This will help you feel more connected to yourself (+ help reduce stress levels of this holiday).
Step 2: Journal.
Valentine's comes with a lot of pressure for us single gals, so pour out all of your feelings on paper by journaling for 20 minutes. Let it aaaaaaall out! The good, the bad, the ugly, everything! After, set your journal next to your heart and thank yourself for allowing yourself to express those feelings.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Time for the good stuff! Start with a mini massage: A 15-minute massage is enough time for you to relax your body while taking care of your skin at the same time. Use your favorite essential oils like lavender or geranium to make it even more relaxing. Then, take yourself to bed and set an intention for the kind of love you want to bring into your life. That means romantically, personally, etc. You can use visualization, pleasure practice, or movement to work on manifesting that intention.
Now, if you want to take it a step further: Find love in yourself by doing something that fulfills you! Book a cooking class, go to the movies, go roller skating. And remember, you are love!
For The Heartbroken: Heal yourself.
Ok, getting hurt sucks! There's no way to sugar-coat that one. But even though you may think getting in full "I hate Valentine's" mood is the answer to all of your problems, why not change the narrative instead? Let's use Valentine's to give yourself the self-love power boost you need!
Step 1: Cleanse your mind, body, and soul.
Light up some Juniper. It will help you regain a sense of peace and balance to start your ritual. Once you feel at ease, grab a Rhodonite and hold it close to your heart. It will open the heart up to the possibilities of healing. Since it promotes equilibrium (after loss or intense heartache), it will help you clear out the after-effects of grief. It will also guard you against self-destruction and self-sabotage patterns. Sit still with it for a couple of minutes and allow it to amplify its emotional healing powers.
Step 2: Write yourself a love letter.
Yes, you read it right. It's time to show yourself some love and appreciation. You are amazing, and even though you haven't felt amazing lately, you will, soon! Think of your future self, how is she? How does she look? Is she gorgeous? Tell her! Is she rocking her new bangs? Is she happy, powerful, empowered? Write to her. Please make sure you tell her that she's your new crush.
Step 3: Hug yourself.
This is a perfect form of self-love. Hugging yourself can calm you down and help you feel more loved. It doesn't matter if it's in front of a mirror or your bedroom. All that matters is that you're being kind to yourself.
For those in a relationship! Rise in love!
The truth is, it can be hard to find time to take care of ourselves when we're in a relationship. We often get caught up in our routines and forget to make time for ourselves. It's important! After all, if you don't make time for self-care, who will? So, do yourself a favor. This Valentine's Day set some time aside before the official celebrations. We guarantee it'll make your day feel like your best Day yet.
Step 1: Gratitude List
Start your morning with a gratitude list. Light up your favorite candle and set aside 5 minutes to write down everything you're grateful for. By doing this, you're telling the Universe you appreciate what you have, and you would like to keep receiving more of it!
Step 2: Let your inner child come out and play.
This is one of the best ways of doing something nice for yourself that doesn't involve someone else. As you make your way through the day, allow yourself to be silly. Want to skip, do it. Want to dance like no one is watching? WHY NOT! Allow your inner child to show up and infuse a little bit of joy. She deserves all the love in the world. Allowing her to express freely is her favorite love language.
Step 3: Set an intention.
Relationships are all about growing together, learning together, and being there for each other. But to be there for one another, you first need to be there for yourself. As they say, your glass must be full to try filling someone else's. So how about we fill your cup with hopes, dreams, and future plans? Do you want to manifest a baby? A new house? Do you need to work through some difficulties? Maybe you just want to manifest a happy future? Whatever you want, make sure you select the right crystals based on your intention. Hold them in your left hand to absorb their properties and visualize what you want. They will help you to manifest it into existence. Take a deep breath and then set it free! Let the Universe take care of it!
No matter how you decide to spend your day, remember: you deserve to spoil yourself today, and the rest of the days too! So why not make self-love rituals a habit? Happy Valentine's!