Self love involves nap time for the ego.
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We often judge other people. However, as much as we may be critical of others, we usually are even harder on ourselves. We all have mental lists of things we should do that we don’t do, things we shouldn’t do that we do, and ways in which we wish our body was different. We usually see ourselves as flawed in some basic way.
This perception of ourselves as essentially broken arises from separation consciousness—the belief that we are separate from all other existence, and therefore from divinity as well. Typically, separation consciousness is the usual mode of awareness for us in third-dimensional life. It develops as a result of our physical mind’s (ego’s) experience in a physical body. It generates feelings of mistrust, anger, disillusionment, frustration and disappointment in us—both with others and with ourselves.
As long as we view ourselves as essentially inadequate or incomplete, we cannot see ourselves as the sharing (divinity) sees us: beautiful, complete, and perfect. We are unable to feel true love for ourselves. When we are willing to regard ourselves as divine and interconnected, it is impossible for us to feel broken. We are able to view ourselves lovingly, compassionately, and appreciatively. We look in the mirror and like who we are. We feel good.
Let’s connect with our inner divinity—our sharing within—to experience more self love. We’ll begin by slowing our breathing and allowing it to become relaxed and even. We will also picture our sharing within as a golden light that radiates from the center of our chest. As we inhale, the light becomes strong and bright. As we exhale, the light fills our entire body and everything around us. We will continue the gentle breathing and golden light visualization until the calm and certainty of conscious connection with our sharing within fill us.
We will ask for help from our sharing within to allow us to see ourselves as the sharing does. We will start by making a short mental list of all our perceived flaws. Perhaps we believe we are unattractive, unsuccessful, and unlovable.
We will place our focus to the golden light emanating from inside us. We will ask it to help us lull our ego to sleep. We will let our ego know that it has been working very hard to try to protect us from what it sees as a dangerous and flawed life, but now it is okay for it to take a rest, to let our inner divine awareness take over. It is time for sharing within to be in charge of our perceptions.
We’ll shine our inner light on our list of perceived faults, one by one, and allow it to dissolve our beliefs about them. Perhaps the light will help us understand that divinity could not create us as other than perfect and beautiful. Perhaps the light will show us that true success is being happy and in love with life, whatever happens. Perhaps the light will reveal that as part of a divine whole—the sharing—which is made up of conscious love, we truly can be nothing other than loving and lovable.
We will take a few minutes to bask in the sense of peace, freedom, and completeness that fills us when we hold ourselves in divine regard. This is how the sharing sees us. This is who we truly are.
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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, what are you willing to love about yourself? Please share…