by Shiela Reed
“I may not be loved by all but I am loved by some. Source of my creation loves me and I am free to love myself.” I Am…
I find myself thinking often about the importance of loving ourselves and what that means and how true it is that it’s important to learn to “love ourselves first, so we can really connect to the love of another”.
I know there are “loves” outside of ourselves that may be deep and feel very intense. Maybe we would even “lay down our own lives” for that other… those are truly intense and may very well be connected as I’m trying to describe. But what I guess I’m thinking of and trying to describe is how far would we go for OURSELVES? Our true “hearts desire” and that guidance from within, where our true self is connected to our creator. Do we know what that really feels like? It’s the epitome of feeling connected to all creation. From God/source of creation to all aspects of the seen and unseen world straight to ourselves and how we “fit in” and are so very much a part of the whole.
See when we scale back and look from a “distance” as an observer, we start to see the many pieces fitting together to make the whole. And what a beautiful feeling of LOVE this creates as we sense the connectedness, even in our “less than lovable” times. Because we are also then able to see others in this same light. As vulnerable beings trying to “protect” our egos from what is deemed to be unsafe and/or pains of the world. At this moment of “compassion” we find we truly feel ALIVE and just maybe, truly “worthy” of love… from ourselves as well as others.
As I write this I can literally feel the expansion of my heart chakra and believe with all intention that this message of the month will create a similar expression for each who reads it.
Find the peace and serenity of this space in glorious self love that is not self-ish, but self-fulfilling and bound in the connectedness to others yet free to allow self expression from each of our souls.
And so it is…
“I may not be loved by all but I am loved by some. Source of my creation loves me and I am free to love myself. I Am…”