We need to love ourselves…. What does that mean? What does that look like? We tend to throw this phrase around a lot in our philosophy. Sometimes it can sound a bit glib, perhaps even like a spiritual bypass because there are those places in us that don’t seem very spiritual, those emotional reactions, those habits, things we’ve done or said both present and past that we judge as not okay. How can I love myself when…..
In order to truly love ourselves, we must return to the foundation of our teaching which believes that we are each unique, individualized expressions of the One Life of God. When we realize this in our heart, in our very being, we can center ourselves into this Truth. This centering is not done to excuse, dismiss or ignore mistakes, but rather to find compassion and love ourselves through our humanness and any appearance of imperfection.
Matt Kahn in his book Whatever Arises, LOVE that, states that “The invitation love offers is never bound by any belief or limited by any role you happen to play. It is an invitation to merge back into the light of divinity by remembering those four words that call out to you: whatever arises, love that….Every moment is created by the Universe to ensure your highest growth.”
Each of us always deserves more love! This is the way we heal by clearing out layers of cellular memory and becoming comfortable with love. Tell yourself often, “I love you!”
In light and love,
Rev. Laura Arneson