On: Self-Love

10 Practices to Release Emotional Pain

It helps to understand the basics of how the practice of releasing pain works.  I have listed some basic guidelines upon which you can build, below.

  • Releasing emotional and mental pain is connected to releasing any toxic situation in the body — you can link your physical cleansing to your energetic cleansing.
  • Behaviors that support a healthy body will also support a healthy emotional body, mental body, and spiritual body. This includes healthy eating, exercise, as well as good hygiene practices.

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Shut out the Negative Voices

At some point, just stop listening to your negative voices. Stop taking them seriously. Stop telling everyone all about them over and over. Stop believing in their value. Stop believing them. Stop believing that if you find solutions, or if you get that facelift, or lose that weight, or win the lotto, or get that boy/girlfriend, or have the right friends, or get the break you need, or find someone to help you, or have that important somebody say their sorry, that everything in life will be okay.

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Deep and radical caring. What does that mean?

Does it mean you have to help every friend move?
Does it mean you have to go to every party, even if 3 are on the same night?
Does it mean that you have to feed every single hungry person in the world?

Deep and radical caring means that inside of yourself, you agree that every other person’s well-being is as important as your own. It does not mean you are responsible for the happiness of others. It means you acknowledge, deeply and radically, that they are as important as you are, everyone!

When everyone’s needs are as important, choices and decisions are arrived at easily with much less, if any, friction.

- Sivan Garr

Saying ‘No’ is always appropriate when it is carrying out the command of the ‘Yes’ to your own well-being.

- Sivan Garr

Mountain and lake

Shades of Perfection Appear In Self-Acceptance

Last week one of my students came to me and said,

“I am trying very hard to be perfect! How can I be perfect?”

Is this not something that we all strive for?

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Expressing the Essence of You

Sivan explains the ultimate goal of being and expressing your true self.

It is a dishonor to others and yourself to make yourself ‘less than,’ because you believe if you show your brilliance that others will feel bad. Show your brilliance!

- Sivan Garr

The teacher’s role is to direct you to yourself. Your true self. Your powerful self. Your Divine Self.

- Sivan Garr


Sivan responds to a question regarding jealousy.

You are a healer. You are the one who is responsible for peace.

- Sivan Garr

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