Ahhh, the word self-worth, it brings up a whole host of feelings, as it impacts so many areas of our lives. This is because it is a reflection of self-love and self-respect. It nourishes so many areas of our lives. If there was a seed that when planted would give you an abundance of everything in your life, I believe that it would be self-worth.
Self-worth has been defined by many as “feeling good about oneself”. But really this isn’t true or accurate. Self-worth is an unconditional feeling of worthiness and value. It is unconditional and ever present and available to all.
Yet, why is it that so many people suffer from low self-worth? When you are feeling low, it can feed into many areas, making children or adults feel low self-esteem and sense of lowered self-love. This impacts all areas of our lives, our finances, our relationships, our health and the list goes on.
I don’t have all the answers, but what I do feel is that self-worth starts from the heart. It is something that cannot be bought, or felt artificially. Here’s what I found on an internet site that defines self-worth for children (and applies to all of us):
“You can’t touch it, but it affects how you feel. You can’t see it, but it might be there when you look at yourself in the mirror. You can’t hear it, but it’s there when you talk about yourself or when you think about yourself.”
How does the heart play a role in contributing to one’s self-worth? The heart can have what is called a Heart-Wall, a multi-layered wall of trapped emotions. These emotions are energy, and the heart is energy. The heart emits a magnetic field that interacts with the environment, and when there is a Heart-Wall our emotions become filters through which the person interacts with their environment. The “environment” includes our own body, friends, finances, food, our home and really everything we interact with.
Having a Heart-Wall can impact so many areas of our lives. Of course, this is a huge contributory factor to having self-worth, but not the only one. But I feel it is truly a very important factor.
Here is an animated video that explains the Heart-Wall further:
What would it be like to have complete self-worth? What if every person on this planet had it? I believe it begins with the heart, and one person at a time. I’m not saying that releasing the Heart-Wall is the only way to contribute to self-worth, but it certainly plays a huge part.
–Charan Surdhar, Emotion Code and Body Code Certified Practitioner