Rekindle the Romance

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Rekindle the Romance

How have we forgotten that we were created to be fascinating and joy-filled and in awe of the very creation called ‘me’?
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Now this is a question I pondered quite a bit over the years. As it turns out I’m not the only one.
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Someone in our community posed this question:

“Why do you think we forgot that? We start off knowing that as little
girls but we forget that as we get older. It is sad.”

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In this week’s video, I share my personal story of how I lost that early fascination and then how I got it back.
I’ll be very anxious to hear your reflections.

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You’ll find last week’s video on Affirmations right here:

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Transcript:

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Hey there. I’m LouAnn Stropoli and I’m the founder of Inspirational Leading Academy
I’m also a collaborative author in the Amazon #1 bestseller ‘The Energy of Expansion’
And I help people take the Stop out of their Start

Today is Q&A day.
Earlier this week I posted this photo on Facebook and it said this: “How have we forgotten that we were created to be fascinating and joy-filled and in awe of the very creation called ‘me’?”

Now this is a question I pondered quite a bit over the years and as it turns out I’m not the only one.

Someone in our community posed this question: “Why do you think we forgot that. We start off knowing that as little girls but we forget that as we get older. It is sad.”

And I agree very sad it is very sad but I would also say it’s very common.
So as I reflected on this person’s question I was drawn back to my own life experiences.
And this is what in my life I believe contributed to my …. loss of memory

When I was a little girl I was very supported in the music things I was doing in the sports that I did
my parents were always there – we had great family friends
but while I was supported as a little girl I watched my mom be not supported not adored and not loved in the way she should be. In fact there was a certain level of relational and verbal abuse that happened over the years

As I grew older and started to support her more and develop boundaries with her then I started to receive that lack of love and support as well.

Other things happened in life too. The whole – we all go through this whole puberty thing – we all get bombarded by the media images – we all go through heartbreaks in our life: the person we thought we were going to marry ends up with someone else or just walks the other way

We all also at some point go through the loss of a loved one. And there’s no break in our hearts more deep and life-changing than a loss of someone we love.

Now I remember when my mom died: her death was sudden and quite possibly suspicious.
And I remember plummeting into a deep place dark place where I struggled to wonder why I was even alive.

A few months after she was gone I was written out of the family will.
And it’s very interesting, right… the lack of love and support that she received when I was little then came onto me as I became a woman.

And all of the things eroded that beautiful fascination I had with myself when I was a little girl.
But you see all those really tough things that happened when I found myself in the pit
There was a part of me that was always a fighter. There is a part of me that refused to give up.
There was a part of me that said, “I’m looking back at generations of women in my family who have been abused and unloved and one of us has to take a stand and make a change. And that was me.

So as I started to make a change. I started to use those affirmations that I talked about last week. Now if you missed last week’s video I encourage you to go back and catch it. Those affirmations my life saved my life. (Click here to see last week’s video)

I started to do the affirmations. I started to dream again. I started to explore my gifts and figure out how I could use them to help people. I actually eventually ended what was a 14 year stint in the nonprofit world of making $10 – 15,000 a year – honestly just another form of abuse that I allowed in my life.

And I found my strength and you know what happened? It turns out that those deep hurtful painful things in my life the worst things that ever happened to me – ended up being the best things that happened to me.

They give me my fire. And they gave me the gumption I need. And the fight I needed to get back to seeing myself as I truly am.

And I … and I got back to seeing myself as magnificently created.
Seeing myself who is intelligent and strong. Someone who could create the life she wanted. Someone who could actually be an entrepreneur. Someone who was beautiful and sexy and attractive.

See all those things – I couldn’t feel when I was in my pit.
But with a concerted effort – and it didn’t happen by accident, BTW – it didn’t happen automatically – it was a concerted effort to take me from being in the pit and almost actually hating myself to being someone who realizes the truth:

That each one of us is magnificent and awesome and beautiful strong and strong and powerful.
And that was the shift.

Oscar Wilde said this: “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”

And I would add this: “It’s the best romance of your entire life.”

It’s the most intimate. It’s the one you can count on. It’s the one of which you have the most control.
And the cool thing is: when you truly love yourself then you’re able to love other people more magnificently
with more freedom and more joy.
And that kind of love creates a really fun chemistry.

So how about if we make a little pact?
How about if we make a pact to rekindle the most important romance we have in our lives the one with ourselves?

I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
I would love to hear your story: where your victories are – where your struggles are – where you are presently in your journey to love yourself.

Please leave a comment and tell us about it. Inspire others. Inspire me. Let’s get a conversation going.

Now this week as you return to kindling that fire of love Always remember:
Be Inspired! Be Inspirational! Be a Leader! You’re changing someone’s life simply by being you.
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