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 14, 2021 topic is Praise Yourself, Raise Yourself. Let us be clear that appreciating ourselves is not about ego driven self-aggrandizement or thinking that we are superior to others. The praise I refer to raises us to a state of conscious realization that we deserve our own self-respect and self-appreciation founded in the acceptance that we live each moment of our lives with the full support of the Universe.