How often we hear the words of Jesus to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” I italicize Jesus’s use of “thyself” because it clearly indicates, even assumes, that we do, indeed, love ourselves. Why is it, then, that most of us must work to cultivate self-love, self-forgiveness, self-compassion?
Truth be told, it’s an ever-evolving process to accept how deeply we are cherished by Spirit, to bow in humble acknowledgment that it has chosen to express its formlessness through us in form. And that is why throughout February our theme will be, “The Self-love Experiment.” Together, we will enter the laboratory of our own consciousness and allow grace to take us to higher ground.
The February 7, 2021 topic is Forgiveness Begins with You. Our aspiration today is that we open our hearts wide enough to forgive the countless years we have inflicted negative self-talk, blame, shame, and undeserved self-sabotage upon ourselves. We will explore the power, grace, and freedom found in forgiveness, beginning with self-forgiveness and then extending it to others.