How Do You Love Yourself?
Why is Self-Love is so freaking hard? It’s easy to pay lip service to this topic. It’s easy to pretend that you love yourself. But it’s NOT easy to actually do it!
It’s harder for some people than others. Some of us were brought up in healthy family environments where we were shown that we were enough – that we were worthy of love.
But others of us, and you know who you are, were not this fortunate.
We were not loved unconditionally. We were not loved for who we were. We were not cared for or nurtured.
Sadly, our young minds took in this information and filed it away under “THE TRUTH.” It must be the truth, right? Kids know nothing and adults know everything. We are supposed to look up to our elders and respect them, even when they don’t treat us very well.
And so many of us are simply programmed, and this program runs DEEP. And so as adults, no matter how often we hear we should love ourselves, and we try to love ourselves, it never really takes a hold, because our knew belief is like little David looking up at big, bad Goliath.
But if you know the story of David and Goliath, you know that David actually wins the battle, even though he is a tiny boy with only a stone and slingshot and Goliath is a towering brute of a monster.
How could David have possibly won?
Because that little stone that he hit Goliath with represents truth. And truth ALWAYS wins, no matter HOW BIG the lie is.
The truth is, you have been lied to. Perhaps by your parents, your friends, your teachers, the neighbor across the street growing up, your college professor, your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, your boss and even yourself.
Anyone who has ever made you feel less than worthy of love lied to you about who you are.
You are not just a human being.
You are not the name given to you.
You are not the body given to you.
You are not the race given to you.
You are not the nationality given to you.
You are a creation of the divine creator. The creator made you out of love and loves you eternally and infinitely.
Who are you going to believe: The diving creator, maker of everything that is, was or ever will be? Or a bunch of human beings who, most likely are lacking in the love department themselves?
The one true source of life?
Or Your 9th grade ( where I come from it is Form 4) teacher who told you you were an idiot?
The most powerful and eternal being?
Or your ex-husband who cheated on you?
Your path to self-love must be a path of truth. Until you accept the truth of who and what you REALLY are, your life and worth will be run by lies.
I may have never met you or spoken with you in person, but I can say with 100% certainty that I would NEVER lie to you. And I am telling you from my heart and soul, you are a spark of divinity. You are so BEYOND worthy of love.
If the Creator with a capital C loves you completely and eternally and made you out of divine love, then how can any other human being, including yourself, possibly convince you that you are not worthy of love?
Your Self-Love Homework
I hope that this post at least has you thinking a bit differently. When I first came to the realization that I was beyond worthy of love because I was made by divine love, I remember having this feeling of warmth come over me and I actually laughed out loud.
In an instant something inside me shifted. It was like when Dorothy pulled back that curtain in the Wizard of Oz and saw that the “great and powerful Oz” was just some old feeble guy. I felt like all of the Goliaths in my life that made me feel unworthy were suddenly obliterated when I realized that the divine creator loved me madly.
In the coming weeks I want you to really recognize the truth, and that is if you have trouble loving yourself, it is because a bunch of Goliaths lied to you. But those lies are just feeble, old lies, they have no real power over you once you see through the trick and into the truth – You are loved by the head honcho, and it doesn’t get any better than that.
Spend time in quiet meditation connecting with the divine source that loves you. Once you begin to feel this love, you too will sense an undeniable warmth and you’ll probably laugh out loud, too.
You. Will. Not. Believe. How. Your. Life. Will. Change. When. You. Love. Yourself!!!
With all my love and then some!