So what can we do to help our kids to grow up with a healthy self-image, one of the cornerstones of success in life?
This is a wonderful, simple exercise that even small children can enjoy and benefit from. It is based on the work of Marci Shimoff. It is a wonderful exercise to do with little ones, to get them into the habit of loving themselves early, but it is never too late to start.
Step One: Place the palm of your hand over your heart. Even just this simple gesture can start bringing your awareness from your head into your heart and is relaxing and calming.
Step Two: Imaging that you are breathing directly into and out of your heart. In other words, imagine that instead of your breath coming into and out of your nose and through your lungs, that your breath is going straight through your skin into your heart.
Sep Three: Every time you breathe in, imagine that you are breathing love into your heart. You can even imagine this as a color – a vibrant pink energy flowing into your heart on the in breath, and then as you breathe out, see it spreading throughout your body – calming you and filling you with love.
Do this with your kids at least once a day, but as many times as you feel like it. Don’t let the simplicity of the exercise fool you into thinking that it is not extremely powerful and life changing. The more you do it, the easier it will be to get yourself into a vibration of love, which will transform your world in unimaginable ways!