Episode 164: Love and Acceptance

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Episode 164: Love and Acceptance

First things first, I have a really special message for you today: you are loved.

Every cell of your body and being is loved.

Every part of your body and being is loved.

All of your consciousness, all of your messiness, all of your beautiful, chaotic creativity is loved.

Love is in the midst of chaos always.

There is love in darkness.

There is love in light, and you are loved.

I'm feeling so strongly to share this message today of love because there's so much chaos going on in the world.

There's so much hurt, and so much uncertainty going on in the world.

But there's one thing for certain: you are loved.

Even if you don't fully love yourself, even if you don't recognize that love, even if people don't share that they love you or express their love in the way that you want it to be expressed, you are loved.

💜 Recognizing Love in Your Life

Growing up, I craved affection deeply.

My parents, though loving in their own way, did not understand affection.

They weren't taught affection, so they couldn't give affection.

Sometimes we lack love because our needs are not met based on the expectations of what it is that we want to receive and how it is that we want to receive it.

However, I've come to realize that love is not confined to the forms we expect.

It exists in myriad ways, often unnoticed. By stepping back from our rigid expectations, we can begin to see love's omnipresence.

Love is literally swimming in every cell of our bodies, present in every breath we take.

It's all around us, in our environment, even if we don't always recognize it.

Often, we're trapped in an "energetic vortex" or bubble, filled with thoughts and experiences that tether us to our past or present reality.

These thoughts shape our expectations and perceptions of love, sometimes making it difficult to see love's true presence.

By consciously taking a step back from this energy, we can redefine what love means to us in each moment, especially when we're feeling sad, depressed, or emotionally drained.

When you feel your love tank running low, remember that you have the power to change your perspective.

Choose to say, "I'm not participating in this today."

Give yourself permission to break free from the vortex and see love in its many forms.

In doing so, you may find that love is far more abundant and accessible than you ever realized.

🥰 Expressing Love to Your Inner Child

Navigating life can often feel like trudging through quicksand or wading through molasses—each step forward seems like a monumental challenge.
But in those moments of feeling stuck, there's a powerful alternative to pushing through: taking a step back.
When you energetically remove yourself from that stifling bubble of stagnation, you create space to redefine your experience.
How you choose to redefine it is entirely up to you.

Perhaps you might choose to write yourself a love note, pouring your heart onto paper with affirmations and reminders of your worthiness.
Or maybe you'll find solace in the beauty of poetry, letting the words wash over you and infuse your spirit with love.
Another powerful practice is to visualize embracing your inner child, showering them with the love and tenderness they deserve.
This act of self-compassion can be transformative, as it's often easier to express love to our inner child than it is to our adult selves.
If you've ever tried mirror work before, you know just how challenging it can be.

Standing before your reflection, uttering words of love and affirmation to yourself—"I love you. I approve of you.
You're amazing, beautiful, courageous"—can feel like a monumental task.

But it's a practice worth embracing, a reminder that you are deserving of love and kindness, both from others and from yourself.

💝 Self Love and Self Acceptance

Reconnecting with our inner child and showering ourselves with love can be a deeply transformative journey, albeit one that may initially feel challenging.
Yet, like any journey, it's one we can gradually progress through.
Start by envisioning your inner child—innocent, pure, and deserving of love.
If you have a picture of yourself from childhood, great.

If not, any image that resonates with your essence will do. Let your imagination take flight, allowing yourself to visualize your inner child in vivid detail.
Once you've connected with your inner child, gaze into their eyes, heart to heart.

Speak words of love and affirmation: "I love you. You're beautiful. You're perfect just as you are.

You don't need to change anything, just be present with me."
Imagine wrapping your arms around your inner child, embracing them with tenderness and care.
Perhaps physical activities resonate more with you.

Invite your inner child to join you in activities they would have enjoyed—jumping rope, visiting the park, playing games.
Allow yourself to engage in these activities with childlike enthusiasm and joy, rekindling the sense of playfulness and wonder that may have faded over the years.
Personalize your acts of self-love and care according to your preferences and desires.

For instance, I recently set myself a challenge, promising to celebrate with my inner child by picking out the most beautiful flowers and crafting a stunning bouquet once I achieved my goal.

It's a simple yet meaningful way to reconnect with myself and tap into my creative energy.
Your journey of self love and acceptance is unique to you.

Whether it's through affirmations, activities, or gestures of kindness, embrace the opportunity to nurture your inner child and honor your inherent worthiness of love.

🎉 Setting Challenges and Celebrating with Inner Child

Embracing your inner child isn't just about reconnecting with the past—it's about creating a joyful future together.
Whatever brings you joy, set a date with your inner child and indulge in those activities.
I recently embarked on a personal challenge, and upon its completion, I planned to celebrate with my inner child.
This celebration wasn't just about achieving a goal; it was about expressing gratitude in a way that resonated with childlike wonder and innocence.
Children have a unique way of celebrating—one filled with boundless enthusiasm and unbridled joy.
As adults, we often forget the simple pleasure of celebrating even the smallest victories. But connecting with our inner child allows us to rediscover the sheer delight of celebration.
Today, I want to remind you that you are loved. It's essential to express daily love to yourself and your inner child.
By showing up for yourself and meeting your own needs and expectations of love, you empower yourself to thrive independently.
While it's wonderful when loved ones meet our expectations of love, it's crucial to recognize that we hold the key to defining those expectations.
If we're unsure of what we need from love, it becomes challenging for others to fulfill those needs.
So, as you journey through life, remember to nurture your relationship with your inner child.
Celebrate your victories, embrace your uniqueness, and above all, love yourself fiercely and unconditionally.

🧘 Understanding and Meeting Love Expectations

Understanding love languages can profoundly impact our relationships, allowing us to communicate love in ways that resonate deeply with our partners.
Let me illustrate with a personal example.
For me, quality time, acts of service, and physical touch are equally important love languages.
Physical touch, in particular, holds significant meaning for me.
However, my husband's primary love language is words of affirmation—a language that, while valuable, doesn't quite hit the mark for me.
This difference in love languages doesn't create friction in our relationship; rather, it highlights the importance of understanding and respecting each other's needs.
While physical touch may not be my husband's instinctual way of expressing love, his efforts in learning to speak my love languages have strengthened our bond.
If you're unfamiliar with love languages, I highly recommend exploring the concept further.
There's a wonderful book on the subject that dives into the five love languages and how they shape our relationships.
You can find the book in the show notes, along with a link to the author's quiz, which can help you discover your own love languages.
Understanding and embracing each other's love languages is a journey worth embarking on.
It's a journey that fosters deeper connections, enhances communication, and ultimately, enriches the love we share with our partners.

💓 Love Languages and Communication

Meeting our expectations of love often requires courage and self-initiative.
Here's how I've personally navigated this journey.
To fulfill my need for physical touch, I started by embracing and nurturing my inner child.
Every day, I'd give her a warm, comforting hug—a practice that not only met my own need for physical touch but also deepened my connection with myself.
Similarly, I recognized that my daughter's love language is physical touch, so we actively engage in loving and hugging each other, reinforcing our bond through affection.
To ensure my needs were met within my marriage, I took proactive steps. Instead of waiting for my husband to intuitively understand my need for physical touch, I began initiating hugs daily.
Whether I felt my "love tank" was running low or simply desired a moment of closeness, I made it a habit to seek out those comforting embraces.
By taking this proactive approach, I empowered myself to communicate my needs openly and directly to my husband.
I realized that expecting him to read my mind was unfair and unrealistic, even after years of being together.
As I became more comfortable expressing my need for affection, both to myself and to my husband, I noticed a shift. Our relationship blossomed as we learned to meet each other's needs more effectively.
Ultimately, it's about cultivating a sense of comfort and ease in expressing love and affection, both to ourselves and to others.
By nurturing our inner child and practicing self-love, we pave the way for deeper connections and more fulfilling relationships in all aspects of our lives.

🥰 Consistent Practice of Self-Love

In the realm of self-love, there's a profound truth: the love we seek from others often begins with the love we give ourselves.
It's a notion that, while simple in concept, can be transformative in practice.
Imagine this: you allow yourself to step outside your comfort zone, actively seeking opportunities to both give and receive love in abundance.
It's a conscious decision to embrace discomfort, to ask for what you need, and to offer love freely, knowing that it will be returned to you in kind.
This practice isn't just about sporadic acts of self-love—it's a consistent commitment to nurturing your inner child, that tender aspect of yourself that yearns for love and acceptance.
By engaging in this practice daily, you create a reservoir of love within yourself, one that overflows with warmth and compassion.
Today, I invite you to embark on this journey of self-love.
Recognize that you are loved on every level—by creation, by God, by the universe, or whatever sacred entity holds meaning for you.
Embrace the love that emanates from your inner child, a pure and unconditional love that knows no bounds.
As you fill your love tank and allow yourself to receive love in the way you desire, remember to share this practice with others.
Like and subscribe to spread the message of love, and share this with a friend who may be seeking more love in their life.
Together, let's embark on this journey of self-discovery and self-love.
Because when we nurture our own hearts, we pave the way for a world filled with love, kindness, and compassion.
Remember, you are loved beyond your wildest imagination.
Embrace it, cherish it, and let it guide you on your path to fulfillment.

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Hey, Amy Robison here. Thank you for joining me on this podcast where we talk about spirituality, the awakening process, mental health, and so much more. Join me weekly to get your weekly dose of spirituality and medicine. I look forward to seeing you on the inside. Hello, and welcome everyone to today's episode. I'm so excited you are here. I have a really special message today, and that message is you are loved. Every cell of your body and being is loved. Every part of your body and being is loved. All of your consciousness, all of your messiness, all of your beautiful, chaotic creativity is loved. Love is in the midst of chaos always. There is love in darkness. There is love in light, and you are loved. I'm feeling so strongly to share this message today of love because there's so much chaos going on in the world. There's so much hurt that's going on in the world. There's so much uncertainty going on in the world. And there's one thing for certain. You are loved. Even if you don't fully love yourself, even if you don't recognize that love, even if people don't share that they love you or express their love in the way that you want it to be expressed, you are loved.

I remember growing up, that was something that I craved a lot. My parents didn't understand affection. They weren't taught affection, so they couldn't give affection. If they weren't taught affection, it's hard, but they were affectionate in their own way. And sometimes we are lacking love because our needs are not being met based on the expectations of what it is that we want to receive and how it is that we want to receive it. And so if you can take a moment and step back from your expectations and give yourself permission to recognize that love is literally swimming in every cell of your body and being. Love is in every breath you take. Love is surrounding you within your environment even if you do not recognize it. And the more you give yourself permission to take a step back, and yes, literally a step back, because sometimes we're stuck in an energetic vortex. We're stuck in an energetic bubble, and that bubble is filled with all thoughts and experiences that are keeping you in expectations, are keeping you stuck in the past, or keeping you stuck in reality that you are in. And when you give yourself permission to literally take a step back from the energy and then redefine the energy of love for yourself in that particular moment, especially if you're feeling sad, especially if you're feeling depressed, especially if you're feeling like your love tank is low, you have the opportunity to go, I'm not participating in this today.

I love myself too much to do this today. Or, My being requires more. So I'm going to take a step back out of this energy. I have a very special invitation for you. I want to invite you to a very powerful, free five-day Light Language Illumination Masterclass series. You're going to experience five very powerful light language healings and transmissions. You're going to learn about light language, all the different forms, and why it's important for your soul's evolution and self-realization. You are not going to want to miss this series. It is absolutely online, and it is absolutely free. If you can't join us live, you can catch the replay. You can go to theamirobuson. Com/free, theamirobison. Com/free, or you can click the link in the show notes or the description if you're watching this on YouTube. I can't wait to see you there. Share this with a friend, and I will see you when it begins, which is June 24th through the 28th. If you're catching this episode outside of those dates, you can still join our waitlist, and we'll let you know the next time we run it live again. All right, friends, let's jump back into the episode.

So instead of trying to force yourself through quicksand or through molasses where it just feels hard and it feels challenging to move forward. You can literally just take a step back, energetically remove yourself from that stuck bubble, that stuck energy. And then you go, I'm going to redefine this. How do you redefine it? That's totally up to you. You can sit and write yourself a love note. You can find beautiful poems that allow you to feel the energetic of love. Or you can imagine. You can imagine hugging your inner child and expressing love to your inner child in a way that is true to the way you want your love needs met. Let me say that again. You can express love to your inner child because it's easier to express love to your inner child than it is to express this love to your adult self. If you've ever done mirror work before, or if you haven't, I highly recommend it. It can be challenging to look at yourself in the mirror and say, I love you. I love every part of you. I approve of you. You're amazing. You're beautiful. You're courageous. That might be hard.

That might be challenging. You can work your way up to it. It's a lot easier to tell an innocent child what you are. You are an innocent child. You can look at your inner child. You can look at a a picture of yourself from when you were a child. Maybe you don't have a picture. Maybe you don't have anything from your childhood. You can grab another picture that reminds you of you. You can imagine it. You don't have to see it in your mind's eye. You could just imagine it. Start allowing your imagination to run wild in a way that allows you to grow. You can look at your inner child. You can imagine your inner child, and you can express love in the way that you want and to deserve love. Your love needs to be met. So it might look like this where you're just looking at your inner child, eye to eye, heart to heart, and you just look at your inner child's eyes and you say, I love you. You're beautiful. You're perfect the way you are. You don't have to do anything different but just be here with me. And I want to hug on you.

I want to love on you. And maybe you give your inner child a this. Or maybe that's not the way you want to receive love. Maybe it's saying, hey to your inner child and going, let's go jump rope, let's go to the park, let's go and play this fun game I've always wanted to play, but maybe I didn't have anybody to play it with. However you want to express love to yourself, to your inner child, you have the capability and the right to do that. The other day, I set a challenge for myself, something that I was working towards. I told myself, if I meet this challenge, the day that I meet this challenge, within reason, because maybe I have an important thing going on that day, but maybe the next day. But when I meet the challenge, I'm going to take my inner child to the store and go pick out the most beautiful flowers, and we're going to make an amazing amazing flower bouquet. I find that very fun, and it's a way of connecting with myself. It's a way of connecting to my creative energy. You might not find that fun. Flowers might not bring you joy.

But whatever does, you can set a date with your inner child and do those very things. And so the reason why I'm sharing about this challenge with you is because I wanted to have something that my inner child and I can look forward to to celebrate the goal that I set for myself, and I was going to celebrate it with my inner child so I could express gratitude in a different way through childlike wonder and childlike innocence. And the way a child celebrates versus the way an adult celebrates sometimes are very polar opposite or very different, where an adult might not even have a way of celebrating where a child can find any reason to celebrate. And it's really, really fun. And so today's message is you are loved, and it is so crucial for you to express daily love to yourself and to your inner child, and to show up for yourself the way that your needs and expectations of love can be met. You don't need anybody to meet those expectations. Would it be nice if your family members or friends met your expectations of love? Absolutely. But if you don't know how to define them, you don't know on how to define what your expectations of love is, it's going to be very hard for your loved ones to express it.

I'll give you an example. My love language, I have three love languages that are very equal to one another, which is quality time, acts of service, and physical touch. Physical touch is really big for me. My husband is not very... How can I say this? It's not his first thing he thinks of in terms of showing love and affection. That's perfectly okay because his love language is words of affirmation, which for me, I don't really care about that. I would rather be touched, or I'd rather have someone spend quality time with me, or I would rather have someone do acts of service because those three things are literally 33% across the board when it comes to defining what my love language is and how I receive love. If you don't know what the love language is are, you can check out that book, and I will link that book in the show notes. It's an amazing book to discover what your love languages are, and you can go and take the quiz by the author as well. I can't think of what the author's name is off the top of my head, and that's not a big deal because maybe we can pop it up on the screen for you to take a look at if you're watching this on YouTube.

What I started doing to meet my expectations of love is I started hugging and loving and feeling a certain way towards my inner child, and I would hug my inner child daily, and I would give her a nice big squeeze. And then I also do this for my daughter. My daughter is very much her love language is physical touch, and she loves it, and we literally love and hug on each other. So to meet my expectations of physical touch, I started making sure I went out of my way to give my husband a very long hug each and every day. And any time I felt my love tank was low, I would go and give him a hug. I wasn't waiting for him to do it because he's not a mind reader, and he can't read my mind, where I need a hug, and I need a hug right in that particular moment. And if he's not around, I can hug my inner child. But by doing this, I'm giving myself permission to be courageous, to put myself out there even though my husband and I have been together for a very, very, very long time, he still can't read my mind.

And so by giving myself permission to play with my inner child, getting more comfortable with that, and then getting more comfortable with going out of my way to tell my husband I need a hug in that particular moment, he can then meet my needs if he is able to in that particular moment. And the more that I keep showing up and giving him a hug, the more my love language, my expectations of love, can be met. And again, it can start with the inner child because the more comfortable you get with showing that type of affection or asking for that type of love in return and you giving it to your inner child. Your inner child will definitely give it back to you. It takes time and it takes energy and it takes practice and it takes showing up on a consistent basis of doing it. And all you have to do is just call forward your inner child and say, I love you. I appreciate you. And then show your love in the way that you want love to be shown to you towards your inner child. And the more that you do this, the more that it will show up in your other relationships.

If you allow that in and you make it a point of getting yourself uncomfortable to ask for it or to give it so you can get it back in return. And it's a really amazing way of practicing self-love on a consistent basis. So I hope you will go out today and start this practice and recognize that you are loved on all levels, by creation, by God, by the universe, whatever sacred title you give that sacred being. And your inner child loves you, and you are loved beyond your wildest imagination. So start filling up your love tank and giving yourself permission to receive love in the way that you expect it by practicing it with your inner child. All right, my friends, please make sure you like and subscribe and share this with a friend that is requiring or needing and more love in their life. And I will see you in the next one. Bye.

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