The seventh alignment principle: Unconditional Love is a Balance of Strength & Compassion.
Wow! These past two weeks of the full moon cycle have seen me recuperating from a knee injury that came upon me unaware. When I was a child, my right leg turned out and my parents, thinking they were helping me, put me in a brace. When I was in my late 20s, I started to have problems with my right hip. I went to a Sikh chiropractor who worked in Beverly Hills. He immediately knew what had happened to me as a child and had special footwear made for me to put me back in balance. My leg began to untwist and I felt much, much better.
I found it fascinating that because I had felt disappointments recently, I had placed myself in an internalized, self-deprecating “loop”. The right side of me, which is the part of me that steps out into the world didn’t feel as though I could support myself. I couldn’t “stand” it and therefore, made myself incapacitated. When my knee finally gave out (and, boy, did it ever!) I had to chuckle at the conundrum I had placed on my health. I knew with absolute certainty that I needed to disrupt the messages playing inside my head. I sat down and began the following mantra:
I am strong, I am powerful, I am healthy, I am beautiful, and I am good enough.
Immediately, I felt a healing energy flood throughout my entire body. It was amazing and I knew that I would be on a quick road to recovery.
I recently read an article with Caroline Myss where she stated that whenever we know intuitively that something is going on with us and we choose to dismiss it or ignore it, we are not acting with integrity toward ourselves. I have really taken this to heart now, especially since I have experienced a lot of what life has chosen to send my way. I want to be strong and vibrant for many years to come. So I continue to repeat this mantra (or versions of it) everyday, forever disrupting the harsh things that I may say to myself and replacing them with kind and loving reminders of the power inside of me.