Self-worth is the understanding and recognition that we are valuable human beings worthy of love. Self-worth is a deep sense that you deserve to be loved, valued and cared for. You will need to find what works best for you on your self-worth journey. There is no top-selling remedy. It is as individual as your fingerprints are to another human hand.
If people make the decision to believe they are WORTHY of all there heart's desires, tremendous shifts in their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health will start to show up in their lives. These shifts will possibly include experiences and situations they did not expect to manifest. This is when cultivating your full sense of self-worth gets fun!
Self-worth is something we have been born to cultivate, develop, accept, create, and cherish deeply. It is to be taken very seriously. Lack of self-worth can manifest into addiction, eating disorders, bullying, depression and even suicide. This is the short list! I once had very low self-worth and self-esteem. I struggled with truly accepting myself for at least 15 years. My teenage face filled with acne, my freckles and red hair and being a tomboy created an inner tape set on repeat of "I am not good enough. I am ugly. I am disliked by others. I am not like my friends. I must be a loser. I hate my hair, my skin, my body"...On and on and on.
If you have ever seen the lie-detector results on The Maury Povich Show...It turns out that was a lie! The list of lies I was creating about myself took root as a teenager and I found "comfort" in alcohol regularly once I turned 18. For 13 years I found myself in chaos and living in crisis mode. The chaos included depression, emotional ups-and-downs, anxiety, weekend binges, hangovers, guilt, shame and again this tape was set on repeat. My overall health and entire Be-ing was lost. It turns out, alcohol wasn't working anymore...
When I got sober March 15th, 2015 my life began. I was 31-years old and had to start my life, as I knew it, all over. It has not been easy by any means. This was when my self-worthiness journey began and it has been a beautiful unraveling of the old lies about myself. It has been a self-worth recovery. Did you know that only 2% of women think they are beautiful? This makes me want to weep. Let me be clear, self-worth is not just about our physical looks. It is how much we love all of ourselves and owning that we are deserving of love by others.
Getting rid of the old lies you have told yourself for years takes time, patience, perseverance and yes, even setting goals. Including others on your health journey is essential. Seek and connect with health professionals, counselors, life coaches, healers, spiritual leaders and don't forget your ride or die besties. Be kind with yourself during this self-worth process.
I practice as a holistic family chiropractor in Moorhead, MN. I address physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual aspects of my patients health journey. I guide others to understand they are worthy just for being born. GASP! Yes, just for being born. My community, my patients, my family and my friends know I am in recovery. I actively share the battle I have been through because hiding it would not be shining light on a subject that needs more light. Loving yourself first allows others to do the same.
As Marianne Williamson said:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Dr. Christina L. Kraft DC