How do you feel towards your image when you observe yourself in a mirror? Do you admire your looks or do you feel love? Loving yourself is more important than loving someone else, from your heart, your Sacred Self.
Loving who you are is different that loving who you have become, yet you are still one in the same. Truly loving yourself requires forgiveness, patience and understanding. This is a process that is done when you are disconnected from the egoic mind, for it requires the use of compassion, healing, and humility. Many ways of doing this is discussed in earlier postings.
Love comes from that sacred part of you that is pure love, Source Essence. Admiration, adoration, and acceptance are all facets of love, but true unconditional love is more than this. Love is the absence of judgement. It is a knowing that there is nothing wrong, and everything is perfect just the way it is. This is the highest expression of true love and one that honors all each and every moment.
You have incarnated into this life as a journey to evolve and discover what it is like to experience contrast. This is called free will. You have no one telling you how to think and how to feel. It is your choice. Choosing love is much harder as your ego mind wants you to judge everything and everyone. Society teaches and reinforces judgement. This blocks the real world from your sight and guides you into the illusion of contrast and separation; also known as fear. There can be no love when fear is present. Knowing that your essence is that of Source, how can you judge yourself? Whatever you have done cannot be undone. The experience you have gained has the underlying intention of leading you to wisdom and clarity. The acceptance of that as truth is reflected in forgiveness of yourself thereby using this clarity to increase your ability to love unconditionally. All roads lead inward to the Source of your Being. That is where your truth exists; in a higher expression of who you really are. If you doubt yourself or anything else, you will find the truth of it within.
When the lower mind judges it creates an emotion that is not connected to the heart. The lower mind has a facet of itself that is emotion. When you feel anger, hatred, or any form of judgement, there is an emotion associated with that thought. This is linked to the ego program and it creates fear. Once you give in to that emotion, it can become overwhelming and powerful as if it has a mind of its own. This emotion feeds the ego which creates a disconnection to your Sacred Self, your heart, and love.
Love does not come and go, it is constant. Each and every thought either connects you to your Source Essence, your heart, or it reinforces your ego. When you are consciously aware of the thoughts you are having you can choose the Divine heart and mind connection, which generates love. Love is your natural state of being and is the highest expression of who you are and cannot be weakened. Making decisions that are in your best interests, from the love that you are, will always be good for everyone involved. Learn to love yourself at all times and you will create well-being within and without!
Be Well, Be Love ♥