B) What I Love About Myself / What I Dislike About Myself – Meditation
Watch and absorb the transmission of Nitya going through the self-healing process of this method.
After you have watched the video, do your own self-practice of the LOVE and DISLIKE method, taking about 15 – 20 minutes.
After completing your self-practice, you may then watch the video entitled: What I Love About Myself / What I Dislike about Myself Sharing Circle.
Audio for Meditation
1. Make your two columns of Love and Dislike lists
Prepare two columns on your A4 size paper, one heading saying “LOVE” and one heading saying “DISLIKE”.
Under the “LOVE” heading, write all the things you love about yourself
on spiritual or soul level
Under the “DISLIKE” heading, write all the things you do not like about yourself
judgements you have about your physical appearance
neuroses you are carrying
repetitive thoughts and self-judgements
ideas about how you can never be a Goddess or a spiritual being
judgements from others or society
any feelings or ideas about disliking yourself
2. Looking in the Mirror
One sitting takes about 15 – 20 minutes. In one sitting the work may not be completed. You may need more sessions (3 – 4 times a week is optimum). Continue doing your self-healing practice until the LOVE list is very long and the DISLIKE list is very short or non-existent.
Sit naked in front of a full-length mirror.
Look at your body in the mirror, then look at your list and check; is there anything that can be deleted from your “DISLIKE” list? Is there anything that can be added to your “LOVE” list? Continue like this, back and forth for about 15 – 20 minutes.
It is not about transferring from the “DISLIKE” list to “LOVE” list.
Simply contemplate what you have written, and then check again – “Is there anything I can delete from the DISLIKE list?” Contemplate your form in the mirror, which contains not only your physical but your psychological and spiritual dimensions.
Check in if there is anything you can add to the “LOVE” list.
This method is a process. Don’t be in a hurry to finish it. Many memories, realisations and breakthroughs may arise as you do this method. Take it as a regular practice till, through ever deepening contemplation, you have achieved a very long love list.