Stand Up and Shout I LOVE ME!!!

Hello everyone, I’m really excited to share with you another one of my articles, originally published in the February issue of The Inspired Guide magazine (here) page 48.  If you haven’t already read it, hope you enjoy it.


When I was asked to write about, loving yourself, I was so excited I jumped at the chance and said YES. This is exactly in alignment with my goals this year, write/coach about manifesting and learning to love yourself.

And then I went blank, I shut down, I started and wrote and deleted it all a hundred times over.  Nothing seemed right or good enough, I couldn’t get the words out.  My inner critic, always looking to protect me, was hard at work – who do you think you are? You don’t know enough.  You don’t have a college degree.  This is too hard, let’s watch a Hallmark movie.  I even considered telling the publisher that I can’t write this. But my inner guide was pushing me to write.  I manifested this for myself, the Universe was showing up for me and all my old fears were showing up too.  I fell back into my old story. Hide and don’t let anyone see you.  Just say you don’t know.

to love yourselfMy parents were Holocaust survivors, I grew up hearing of the horrors they lived through.  In their effort to protect me, they unknowingly instilled all their fears into me.  As a child I didn’t understand the meaning of the words, but I felt their pain.  Each word my mother spoke landed inside the very core of me.  I internalized beliefs and fears about me, life and God that didn’t belong to me.  And I lived by them.

You never know how or when your old beliefs can show up, and your old story can take a hold of you and strip you of self-confidence, of any thoughts of being enough, and all the inner work you did disappears. Like out of nowhere my, “you’re not good enough” beliefs about myself were playing in my head.  After a couple of days of struggling with this, I finally asked my inner guide for help in my journal. The answer I got was “be daring, the words you’re writing come from the deepest part of love inside you, they are Spirit and this is part of your journey so write it, it’s ok you are safe and protected and loved…Don’t be afraid.”

So here I am, “daring” revealing that – to love yourself is part of the journey.   Take small steps, one step at a time if you have to, but get to know who you are, be rooted in your own heart.  I believe that part of our purpose in life is to get to know ourselves, to peel away all the false beliefs we take on from childhood.  From our parents, society, from our culture, and to find ourselves.

When I was 50, I had a spiritual awakening, in one moment the Universe showed herself to me and I knew everything and I knew nothing all at the same time.  From that moment on began my journey to find me, God, and what life is about.  Every time I was able to excavate a belief that I was buried under, or bust through a wall I built around me to protect myself, I felt a freedom I had been longing for all my life.  I started to see me, life, and God in a new light, my light.  I was slowly unlocking myself from limiting beliefs that kept me small and opening to a higher version of me.  And somewhere along the path of transforming, I also started to love who I was becoming.

Loving myself has been the magick key that has given me the courage to dream big.  It’s helped me to trust and believe more in myself.  To live with intention, and be committed and honor my life.

I believe the greatest gift we can give to ourselves is to love our-self.  It’s our responsibility to get to know who we are in this life.  To love, honor and cherish our self wholeheartedly.  When we love our self, we are powerful beings emanating from within healing love energy, out into the Universe.

4 Tips to start loving yourself:

1 – Write it down.  When fears stop you, write them down.  They may not seem so scary on paper.  Ask where did you get this from?  Do you really believe it?   Change it to something true for you.

2 – Become conscious of your thoughts, they are the nourishment you’re feeding yourself with.  Every time you have a thought that puts you down, weed it out, replace it with one that honors you.

3 -Celebrate you, do one thing that makes you happy every day.  Sit quietly savoring a latte.  Read a book on your lunch hour.  Buy yourself flowers.  Wear your favorite earrings while cleaning.

4 – Start a gratitude journal and write three things you’re grateful for – about yourself – every day.  I’m grateful I accepted a compliment without putting myself down.  I’m grateful I gave myself luxury thoughts today…

With the right mindset and a willingness, you will create positive changes.




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My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

6 thoughts on “Stand Up and Shout I LOVE ME!!!

  1. I’m sorry you had to live with so much fear growing up. I love how you’ve turned it around and the many things you’ve taught yourself. You’ve become a very strong person because of it. These are wonderful tips that I think we all need to follow!

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    1. Thank you Michelle, thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it. I know that getting to know who I am and loving myself is what helped me to turn my life around. Much love to you. ❤

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  2. I love that you trusted your inner guide instead of your inner critic! A la Brene Brown, I tell my inner critic she can sit on my couch and watch my TV, but that I’m done listening to her rants:). She usually leaves then . . .

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    1. I once took a course with SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) she taught to send your critic out to do a job, interestingly enough that worked too LOL. I’ll have to remember and try your method next time. Thank you Kay


  3. Silencing that inner critic isn’t easy but it’s so important to put a sock in it! Your article and your post alike… fantastic as always, Masha. I’m so sorry for what your parents went through. I can see how their experiences, that underlying fear and emotion, was internalised by you as a child. It’s like paper soaking up a spill. It’s always interesting (I think, anyway) to hear of what triggers this kind of ‘spiritual awakening’, or whatever people want to call it. What triggers it and at what age and point in their life. For you it was 50, for some it’s not until they’re 80, maybe even on their deathbed which I think is so, so sad. Others find it in their 20s, then seem to lose it, swallowed whole by the world, only to resurface every now and then. I think I’m one of the latter. I can’t hold on to that power of realisation and awe and everything that comes with it for long enough.

    Loving myself is not something I’ve paid enough attention to. I’m so glad you’re getting there and finding that courage to trust yourself more, to dream big and commit yourself to living your own life your way. Beautiful post ♥
    Caz xx

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    1. I really don’t know what triggered it, but I started to change in my 40’s, although I didn’t know that at the time, I suddenly stopped doing things that I liked, or be with friends I had, just didn’t want to anymore. It was then that I started searching for something, but I had no idea what I was searching for. And yes you’re so right, for some spiritual awakening doesn’t happen until the end of their life, or not at all and that is so sad. I’m grateful every day for this. I hope you find your way, I’m sure you’ll find your way, when you’re ready to, everything happens in divine timing. You’re very smart and intuitive, you have your whole life in front of you, and you’re living it as you’re creating it. As far as loving yourself, nothing is standing in your way, but you. My advise, take steps towards it. Thank you for your kind words. ❤

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