Journey

Hello Beautiful and Empowered Ladies!

I have received some beautiful letters from some amazing women and I hope they continue to flow in. This process and this journey is about you and the life you want to give yourself. Remember, that is the most important reason to write this letter. While you do this amazing step for yourself, this letter will also benefit, hopefully, thousands women out there as well. The great part about this project is that it is a win-win for everyone!

I have been working hard on my journey of self-acceptance and have been finding ways of empowerment. I thought that I would share a couple books, songs, and videos that may also help you.

Books:

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd (I strongly recommend this book)

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Reading Women by Stephanie Staal

Songs:

Who You Are by Jessie J

Perfect by Pink

Videos:

The Work by Byron Katie

The Conversation on Lifetime

Oprah’s Life Class and Super Soul Sunday with Gloria Steinman

These suggestions are just things that really inspired me to think about my life, beliefs, and what it means to be true to myself. Each Monday night I go to an amazing class where we watch different videos, listen to audios, and discuss many different subjects. The last class I went to, we discussed something called “Heart Math.” It is very hard to explain and I encourage you to go on to heartmath.org and research it yourself. In a very brief and simplistic nutshell, I will explain what I have come to understand it as. This may be a little off and do not take this as an absolute truth, but rather what I have come to know.

Our heart sends more than twice as many signals to our brain that our brain does to our body. Emotions have significant effects on our thoughts and physical aspects of our body. We develop patterns of thoughts and those thoughts lead to emotions which lead to results we see in our physical bodies. In order to change this pattern, we have to change the emotions we feel. They talk about “heart coherency” and the importance of the emotions of love, appreciation, and gratitude. Our bodies can actually feel different energy changes seconds before something happens, such as 9/11.

We develop emotional and thought patterns that aid in our physical and mental well-being. There may be a few months out of a year where you feel like you sink into a depression, you are trying to quit something and you are finding difficulty, or you are trying to reset a thought pattern and you are finding it difficult. This is all because we fall into familiarity even with things that are destructive. In order to change it, we must learn how to reach coherency within our hearts.

I did not do it justice and it is very hard to explain. This idea has the potential to explain so much about our world.

The reason I find this relevant to the journey each one of us has decided to go on is because women as a whole are finding it difficult to change thought patterns about ourselves. We have been told for CENTURIES that we shouldn’t have this self-love, that we are inferior, and we should put others before ourselves. This Heart Math potentially could explain why we are finding it difficult to evolve. This is just my opinion and I have not done enough research to call it a fact, but it is my hypothesis. The great news about finding this out, is now we have a way to change it.

So, when you get a minute please go and check this website out and learn about it for yourself. This can be another part of this journey. However, I encourage you to continue to write your love letter and send it to me when you are done (if you feel comfortable). I am so thankful to those women who have sent it to me already! We are truly making a difference. Thank you to all of you who are supporting this project and please continue to let me know your feedback at loveletterstoyourself@gmail.com.

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

Spread your light and your journey to all of those in your life!

Peace, Love, and Amity,

Jilllie

One thought on “Journey

  1. selbstwert says:

    Dear Jillie,
    thank you very much for this inspiring text. I am starting my my journey of self-acceptance and you helped me to make a a big step forward.
    Thank you again and please keep on writing!

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