Body Consciousness, The Five Freedoms Of Unconditional Love
By Bart Sharp
Author and therapist Virginia Satir writes about five freedoms that evolve when one is given unconditional love. This would be unconditional love that begins from a parental, then our adult relationships and our own perception of our self. The more that we receive true love we are living is a safe space to grow in our own free expression an create a better Body Consciousness.
Below are the five freedoms of unconditional love that are the basic support of our own basic power and emotional transformation.
The power to perceive, the ability to see the world in an opened way that gives you the most clarity.
The power to love (choose and want), to share our love with others that supports our own self-love.
The power to emote, to have no boundaries in perceiving our emotions and the sense of safety to express them.
The power to think and express, not to be required to conform to anyone else’s notions of how we should think about or value life.
The power to envision and imagine, when we our genuinely valued and loved we develop an autonomy within us to see the world beyond the experiences of others but to see life truly in our own set of eyes.
These freedoms have characteristics of a heigharchial system of abilities but are not necessarily conformed in such a way. As we grow with unconditional love we will evolve in all areas in some way or form.
If we perceive that our childhood was not an environment of unconditional love it is never too late to change. To begin, see your own life and how you are not loving your self. Examine where you are too critical and demeaning. You are most likely following a pattern you learned from your childhood. Start the process of understanding the workings of the past and loving your self in the present. Unconditional love attracts the real fruits of life to you on the path to emotional transformation and greater body consciousness.
Quotes from Virginia Satir
The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand, and touch another person. When this is done, I feel contact has been made.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.