On this blessed Saturday afternoon, I recently got off the phone with my favorite two hours of the week! It’s a divinity and life coaching session with one of the greatest coaches in the nation. My coach has worked alongside Oprah Winfrey, an Executive Director to a best-selling international spiritual author, a top being friends with Miguel Ruiz, writer of the Four Agreements and the list goes on.
This entity has attracted and been surrounded by the best of talent and wisdom in the world. My coach is a Chaplain to Hospice when called, married to his beloved wife also a hospice nurse and the list goes on in terms of name dropping and the service work he accomplishes and encourages me to continually step into. The most important part of my time spent with the coaching experience and great friendship during every weekend’s boost of perspective is understanding the spiritual aspects of life and the service work that is needed in the world while on this earthly God given journey.
The meat of the conversation in understanding is what I learn about myself and who I am showing up as in this world flaws and all. The love vs fear-based conversations we have regarding the theater of my life adventures and circumstances is stellar. Each time I hang up the virtual call I find myself in awe of once again gleaning new fresh perspectives on BE-ing.
I think it important to give voice to the special guidance being received as I am tapped up and hooked into an amazing resource, line of powerful wisdom, and a network that is far beyond the brilliance that I now dare to hope to be.
Today’s topic was on SELF LOVE. I know! We hear about this topic all the time. Blah. Yet, there is a reason it’s a big buzz topic. Every major spiritual master in the world has come forth with this commandment in living, beginning with Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount and beyond throughout some zillion other notable names who graced this globe with their loving deeds. Below are only a few!
Alright, so there is a nice little roster of SELF LOVE influencers. Now the question begged to be asked is, what is self-love?
The later is my belief!
The core of my belief and insights reveal that self-love is a daily path and direction putting Godliness first. Diving in and cherishing the gift of our own God given life and its majesty. Loving ourselves because we are a child of God first! Embracing ourselves like we would a child in our errors, sins, and imperfections. Moving forward with self-compassion, empathy, and love toward self to walk firmly rooted in a path of divinity.
This path of self-love is rooted in our service work for as we love ourselves we then can fully love and serve others in a powerful way. The impact we can have on our selves through self-love and more importantly the impact we can have on others by BE-ing loving Godly qualities on the insides is what heals the world. Once again it comes down to the spiritual division inside of us that breeds the fear of being loved or loving in general. Developing our strong spiritual muscle through daily practice and staying on the path of divinity is how we enrich not only ourselves but find ourselves in love with another.
And when the fear arises that we are not aligned in love and rather sin, we love ourselves anyways. Love is God. Love is the balm to the spirit wound. Love is Life. Self-love is the energy that guides us on our path to heaven experienced in ourselves and with each other. Love thy self. All the rest will follow suit. Faith and trust.
"Fear is the strongest emotion next to love." As humans, we vacillate between the two, this is partially the human condition.
As I finish my morning daily devotions on gratitude, love/fear, I'm reminded that in each moment I can begin again by choosing Love even when I fall back into fear. #spiritual #practice #love #grateful To be gentle, patient, and kind unto ourselves as we practice our way out of fear based thought forms is the very act of Love itself. It's diving into the matters of the heart. Aligning ourselves to ourselves with God is an act of respect for that which we have been created.
"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee." - Proverbs 23:7
"Every human thought, word, or deed is based on fear or love. Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, hides, hoards, harms. Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, reveals, shares, heals. You have free choice about which of these to select." -NDW
This is what Jesus and every other great Saints or spiritual masters exampled to the world. They mastered the human condition by choosing the laws of Love = God. Consciously denouncing fear. "Satan get thee hence."
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." -2 Timothy 1:7
"Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized, you will control yourself harmoniously.” - Mary Baker Eddy
Choose wisely as you can see to and re-see to!
Our foundation's primary SOULOP blogger is a Business Woman, Writer, Author, Humanitarian, Life Designer, Nurturer, and Metaphysical Practitioner. Rebecca grew up in the Middle East as an American expatriate child and now resides in the United States. Loving and writing is her passion! The art of loving and healing has played a central role in her life since childhood. She has been a student of metaphysics for over fifteen years and continues her practice in understanding and serving humanity in the ways called.