We long for acceptance and love, but rejection cuts very deep. Sometimes so deeply that we resolve never to expose ourselves to the risk of it again.
How to Accept Love When It’s Offered to You
Is it hard for you to accept love even when you know it is being offered sincerely?
Do you find it difficult to believe that anyone can truly care for you, or that you are worthy of such love?
Where there is love there is life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Nearly all of us try keep up a front. We like to give the impression that we are strong, confident, in control, managing our lives okay, and generally don’t need anybody, thank you very much. But inside, we are all much softer and more vulnerable than we may appear. We long for acceptance and love, and rejection cuts very deep. Sometimes so deeply that we resolve never to expose ourselves to the risk of it again.
That’s when we put up walls.
If you never let anyone in, never let them come close, they can’t possibly hurt you, can they?
Affirmations, Mini Meditation, Activity and Hypnotherapy to Help Learn to Accept Love
Choose an affirmation and repeat several times daily, or during meditation.
- I am ready to be more loving toward myself
- I am love, I give love, I receive love.
- All the cells of my body are bathed in love.
Do this brief meditation whenever you are feeling stressed, nervous, frustrated, or angry. Repeat as many times as needed.
Close you eyes and take three deep breaths, with the first inhalation say in your mind “I”, with the second inhalation say “Am”, and with the third say “Love”. Before you open your eyes smile and imagine your heart open, light, and radiating love.
Three Ways I Can Show More Love To Myself
List ways you can express more love for yourself. For example, have a “me date” each week doing something I love, choose healthy food, say “no” sometimes.
Three Ways I Can Show More Love To Others
List ways you can express more love to others. For example, tell people what I appreciate about them, help a friend in need, give someone a hug. (1)
Break Down the Wall With the Help of Hypnosis
Refusing love because you’re ‘not worthy’
Sometimes we put up a barrier because we have concluded that we are not ‘lovable’, or ‘not worthy of love’. We tell ourselves, and even believe, that the barrier is there to protect the people outside, to guard against them finding out the truth of our awfulness.
When you examine this belief, it becomes clear that this concept of ‘unlovableness’ or ‘unworthiness’ isn’t based on any specific concrete evidence. It is itself based on rejection. Rejection that hurt so much that it had to be ‘rationalized’. And the most popular rationalization, because the alternative is unthinkable, is: “I must be unlovable”. So we push people away, no matter how genuine their care for us.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
No matter how long you have lived according to this pattern, you can reconnect with your innate capacity to love and be loved.
Hypnosis can help you take down the barriers to love
Accept love is an audio hypnosis session developed by psychologists with wide experience in the field of relationships and self worth. It will help you demolish the barriers so that you can once more open yourself up to love.
As you relax and listen repeatedly to your download, you will experience a number of profound changes. In particular, you will notice that
- you start to feel a pervasive easing of tension in body and mind
- you begin to sense a deeper connection between yourself and all other living beings
- you see your personal and ancestral history in a whole new light
- you find yourself gradually opening up more and more to the love and care coming from others
- your whole life is positively transformed by the changes you are making (2)
(1) Color Your Dreams by Juliet Madison
(2) Hypnosis Downloads