Worshipping Aphrodite When You Don’t Love Yourself
I would like to devote myself to Aphrodite, but I suffer from depression/anxiety (diagnosed) and (currently undiagnosed) anorexia. A lot of the Aphrodite stuff centres around self love and honestly I lack that. It scares me to “love myself” because I feel like it’ll lead to me getting fatter. What should I do?
I’m putting my answer under the cut because it’s long and briefly mentions things that might be triggering, but as a general outline of what I’ve written:
A brief disclaimer about ED for clarity for those who haven’t experienced it for themselves.
Why not loving yourself is okay.
A little bit about Aphrodite and some lesser known aspects of her being.
How you can worship her in ways completely unrelated to love/self esteem.
“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you, and I’d choose you.”
i. i can’t help falling in love//twenty one pilots | ii. here in your arms (acoustic)//hellogoodbye | iii. kiss me//ed sheeran | iv. clarity//zedd | v.
i will follow you into the dark//death cab for cutie
| vii. when you were young//calvin harris remix | viii. anything could happen at midnight//m83 and ellie goulding | ix. falling for you//the 1975 | x. the start of time//gabrielle aplin | xi. pull me down//mikky ekko | xii. running back to you//for the foxes | xiii. africa//toto
the past comes back to life: a mix for fire and ice [listen]
01. Hazy - Rosi Golan ft. William Fitzsimmons | 02. Wherever You Will Go - Charlene Soraia | 03. See You Again - Anoop Desai | 04. Broken - Madilyn Bailey & Jake Coco | 05. Payphone (Acoustic) - Alex G | 06. This Love (Acoustic) - Jake Coco & Corey Gray | 07. Iris - Boyce Avenue | 08. Haunted (Acoustic) - Taylor Swift | 09.Cross My Heart - The Veronicas | 10. Wildest Dreams - Madilyn Bailey | 11. Superman - Boyce Avenue | 12. Bones - Alex G | 13. I’m a Mess - Ed Sheeran | 14. Clarity - Sam Tsui
i. don’t say a word - ellie goulding | ii. the scientist (acoustic) - coldplay | iii. why’d you only call me when you’re high? - cover by miley cyrus | iv. stuck on you - new politics | v. i’m a mess - ed sheeran | vi. clarity (live) - foxes | vii. hate to see your heart break - paramore | viii. salt skin - ellie goulding | ix. terrible love - birdy | x. thinking out loud - ed sheeran | xi. i know - tom odell | xii. i see you - mika | xiii. back to december - taylor swift