Self-Love 1/27/11

I woke up this morning with a sense of pressure to work on my presentation. I didn’t feel loving, so I lit my candles, and chose a SoulCollage card to help guide me.

I chose the “Divine Child” card.

I began the process of speaking from the images of the children to find its energy.

I am the one who:

Delights in life.

Is in the present moment.

Finds joy in being.

Smiles even though I have a snotty nose with sand on it. (The image of the little boy on the card)

Claps with joy.

Sees magic in the ordinary.

Is joyful.

Then I asked my question: How can I motivate, and inspire myself to complete my presentation and all the details by Saturday?

The children had this to say;

You can do it. I know you are smart. You have great ideas, and a loving heart. Give back to people the joy you have received.

It will be fun! Make it fun and you will like it, and others will like it.

Yes! Let’s do it together, Can I help?

I next sought the gift and challenge of this card.

My gift is:

The playfulness of the child.

My Challenge is:

To keep the playfulness alive while staying focused until completion.


I was inspired. The word “fun” made all the difference for me. I had been thinking of it as work. When I thought of it as playful, and wonderful to help others love their bodies, I got a burst of energy and clarity that helped me develop my presentation.

I didn’t finish, but it was time to take a shower and get ready to leave. I spontaneously wrote I LOVE YOU! on the fogged up mirror to surprise Al tomorrow morning when he gets out of the shower.

Then I realized what a wonderful message for me to see each morning! I tried to take a picture of it to share with you, but I couldn’t catch it… If any of you try it, and can capture it; I’d love to put it on my Love Warrior blog, and add it to the Self-Love Photography page of my upcoming website. How interesting to see the playful energy of the card materializing.


Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. She created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2000, brought ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.) to Petaluma shortly after and founded EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.), a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2005. In 2011, Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community with her daughter, Emelina, an online community that helps people cultivate self-love, self-acceptance and body acceptance through creative expression. Michelle is finishing her book, Self-Love: The Only Diet That Works, and her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the Self-Love Movement!

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