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9 Ways That Point You to Self Gratitude

We hear so much about how you should practice self-care and self-love. Rarely, do you hear about self-gratitude?  Sure it is great to be grateful and appreciate all the life has to offer you. Do you gratefully accept yourself and all that you have to offer?

You are an amazing person!

Take a moment and reflect back on your life. For a moment ponder a moment and take you out of the equation.  Would this have the same result? No, it would not. You offer something that no one else has, and no one else will ever have.

You are truly unique and amazing!

STOP COMPARING

Too many times in life, you may have looked over the fence to view what seems like greener grass on the other side. It’s like being in competition; yet, there is no one to really compete with.  Sure, if you are at a sporting event there is one team and you take sides. Should you subdivide you and take the side either for or against you?

compete competition magical blessings winner loserNo, you shall not.  Nurturing you is you? You deserve the absolute best because you are the best!

Inhale and exhale. Repeat this three times. Each time you inhaled and exhaled was different. Each moment is different. You nourish yourself in many forms. Let’s celebrate the gratitude that you are and that you deserve.

This celebration is a celebration of you and you alone. It is too easy to slide into people pleaser mode, so take this one for you and only you.

Take a bit of time to be grateful for you and all that you do!

9 WAYS OF SELF GRATITUDE

  • Stop chastising yourself for not being further along your growth process. Appreciate how far you’ve come.
  • Celebrate any goal. It can be small or massive.
  • Accept compliments. Don’t deflect them away from you. Be grateful that someone sees how amazing you are!
  • Grateful heart Gratitude Self Love Self Care Magical BlessingsTry something new. A new recipe or  restaurant. Take a bite, swallow and enjoy.
  • Write yourself a love note. Get mushy, love you up.
  • Go on a date with you. If you wanna date another or have date nights get comfortable dating yourself.
  • Take time to do what makes you happy. If ya love music, sing;  ya love nature, go for a stroll/walk;  ya love to paint, dip that paint brush in the paint. Let go & enjoy!
  • Express yourself. Talk to yourself through it if you are uncertain about a situation; then go for it . Express yourself in a way that makes sense to you. If you desire lavender locks, go for it. If you wish to buy a piece of clothing that helps you express yourself, do it.
  • Ask yourself, “What do I really want?” Instead of “What should I want.”

Creating Your Life

You are the designer of your life. No one else can create this for you. Roll up your sleeves. Get messy and darn it enjoy you!

Go for it! 

Be grateful for you!

I am routing for you!

You’ve got this! 

 

Oodles of Love & Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

 

Natasha Botkin Magical Blessings Healing CenterNatasha Botkin, Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author, Artist.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center

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Are you Shunning the Girl Within Part 1

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Girl shunning, mean girls whatever you call it, this is wrong!  I have written about this before as it was happening to me.  More importantly, as a teacher I must face what is a societal norm.  Some will state that is it not present.  That is the lie that is told.

It runs prevalent with our youth and sadly, it all begins with you.  Do you open your arms up to another’s difference or do you whisper and gossip away.

The saddest factor is speaking to young ladies, and hearing why the attempted to end their life or found solace in an addiction.  It is happening earlier and earlier to our girls and our girls do not deserve to be mistreated!

Educational Blunders

Celebrating Differences Mean Girls Girl Shunning Feminine Power Goddess Strength Resilience Teen Tween Women womanAs an educator, I have traditionally taught at-risk youth and/or those with disabilities. In fact, I just had a conversation with a concerned parent about such the subject.  Her response, “When we realized this was happening, we did everything in our power with the schools, and yet, this is not the importance; the state standards are and my daughter has been saddened ever since.  I miss my happy girl.”

Trust me when I say, I have had girl drama erupt in my classroom.  One year I had 16 students; 14 girls and 2 boys- ages 13-14.  We all fine and dandy and then wham out of no where, girls are swinging and we are off to the races.

The Real Raw Truth

Let me be real!  Let me be Raw!  Are you raising a mean girl.  Or are you in fact a mean girl that is an adult teaching, showing the way?

This is a learned behavior and our girls are learning it somewhere.  So, ladies let’s take responsibility and teach them empathy and compassion. A good way to begin the conversation is with my beginner’s guidebook: Awakening the Feminine Goddess.

Now this is not to criticize nor judge; my intentions are to calm the storm.  To show that we can honor one another’s differences.  Let’s  help our young ladies honor themselves and others.

5 Ways to be Standing Tall 

First of all, it begins with her female role model.  What is influencing your young lady?  There was a very valid reason that I chose to disallow violent video games, shows and movies when my children were younger.  The impression that they would absorb is much more important, than the factor that they did not watch what everyone else was.  In fact, I used to have kids come to my house, because my house had “rules and expectations.” If you broke them, you had consequences to pay.

Now with that being said here are 5 ways to stand tall.

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Let’s show Our Goddess’ the Way & raise them with High Self-Esteem

1,  Be authentic.  Be you even if that means standing out of the crowd.  Prime example, is a student I had who wanted to wear black lipstick.  She was all excited to show this to me; I gave her permission ( of course, with her parents permission); she exited the bathroom and that is when all heck broke lose.  At that moment, other female students wanted to chastise her choices.  It was the perfect teaching opportunity of helping her to see her beautiful expression of who she truly is.

2. Speak with your daughter; keep the conversation flowing.  I do not know how many times a parent has said to me, “How’d you get her to tell you that?” Even though your tween/teen is pulling away towards independence, they are still impressionable and need support.

3. Honor and Respect your young ladies independence.  It is important that she feel she has the ability to express who she is.  This goes back to being authentic and allowing her true self to shine through.  My very conservative parents were blessed with a headstrong, independent, intelligent creative innovator.  I was know to find loop holes in the school dress code, and began a revolution to wear white after labor day.  Young parents may not know this, but gasp it was against the etiquette rules to wear white after labor day and here I am not only wearing white,  I usually had some stain from jumping in mud puddles. Shock, gasp, the horror of it all. Not, it is best to let your girl be her; let her grow and expand.

4. Support her endeavors.  It should not be, because I said so.  I am part of that generation and yep, that does not go over too well.  If she wishes to go out for wrestling then by golly go to every match and cheer her on.  Or if she wishes to be a cheerleader, then again, support her by showing up to her events.

5. No judgement! Perfect example, happens to be a boy in a commercial, but he repeats a very judgmental statement that he overheard his mom say about his aunt.  Teens are listening and watching even, if you do not believe that they are.  I had a conversation with a student one time about how can she respect her mom, when her mom is a gossip.

That takes us to lead by example.  Our girls are depending on us to guide, show and teach them the way.  It all begins with us.  Are we perfect. Nope!  Will we make mistakes? Oh, yes and that is okay.  Do we get an A for effort, yes, yes we do.  We just cannot give up!

Let’s show our ladies that it is okay to be their true selves and that do not have to pretend to be someone else.  Be glad that we are all different, because if we were all the same that would be one boring world.

Let’s embrace your differences and honor your beauty.

Let’s Raise Girls with Strong Self-Esteem! 

 

Yes! Natasha, I would love for my daughter to be herself!

 

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A Great way to begin the discussion with a young lady or a better understanding for all ages.

 

Oodles of  Love & Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

Natasha Botkin Magical Blessings Healing CenterNatasha Botkin, Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author, Artist and Shiny Gold Star Quest creator.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center

 

 

Shining Heart

How to Make Your Heart Shine

When one hears how to make your heart shine, I often wonder what one ponders. In the unique essence of which we are is the heart of divine spirit.  How this shows up for one is its wonderful moment.

There is no one way.

There is no one manner.

What rings true for another may not be for you.  In my latest book When Egos Feed, I pull forth my own self-discovery and reclamation of me.

Shining Heart of Reverie

The shining of my heart that sings sweetly, softly to me.

It is in the dark moments that the serenity pours forth from my soul in the most miraculous of manners.

Thirty years ago, a famous artist told me to do all artist a favor and put my paintbrush down.  Sadly, I did.  I felt that it must be true, if a famous artist bequeathed this as so.

However, this could not be further from the truth.

My Soul’s Heart 

I felt a tug and a pull to pick up a paint brush.  .

I have the right to sing my soul’s song through my painting.  As I paint an ease of grace forms around and through me.

My heart’s beautiful wisdom sings only a tune for me as I dip the paint brush into the paint.  Swiftly, softly I hear the song more in tune with my inner being as the paintbrush slides across the canvas. The love emanates for all to see.

My first painting in years a beauty in its own right

My Artist Interpretation

I have found that I paint in a joyful, youthful abstraction and there is nothing wrong with it.  It is absolutely lovely.  Why was it so ill received? I paint from a sacred space that is unknown in the third dimension, as we move away from the third to the fifth dimension, my painting makes more sense.

A fun reverie at play!  

I encourage you to pick up something that you let go.  I am almost certain that you will see this through a new perspective and gone is the old notion that it is not good enough.

It is good enough and may you play in the sun!

Yes, I am interested in Creative Play.  

Oodles of Love & Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

Natasha Botkin, Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling author and Shiny Gold Star Quest creator.  As a Dark Heart Teacher, she uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center.