Surrendering to who you were yesterday, to love yourself today
Self-love is definitely something we explore throughout our entire journey here on earth. When we experience the illumination of self-love, we continue to navigate with it and experience the deeper expressions of it unfolding. In the exploration of self-love, the most important thing we look for is the discovery of who we are. In the discovery, we are looking for the celebration and fireworks, which will alter our existence of how we show up in the world. The problem or issue arising is, are you overlooking self-love because of what you expect it to be?
When you have the experience of meeting or knowing someone who has discovered and lives as self-love, you can see that their heart and “being” is illuminating with the destiny of natural self-love, in every moment. Perhaps this leaves you with wanting that exact experience. You feel the experience and maybe even visualize what your life would be like to naturally embrace self-love. Then you get into the separate-self and start to think about the how, why and maybe even the where. The Separate-Self brings you to its limited story of you and then the experience feels too hard or out of reach. The story then turns to doubt or lack of suffering of self.
Self-Love Reality Check.
The thinking mind and separate self can only access what has already happened through thinking, an object or a past location. There is no forward experience, feeling or “presence” in this viewpoint. The separate self is lying or misleading down the wrong path to self-love.
Many people run into challenges with self-love because they are exploring and looking for something based on what they have observed, been told, conditioned to believe or something they feel they can never have because of life choices or circumstances. First and foremost, you never have to earn ANY type of love. Self-love is not something we have to find, search for, earn or heal to experience. We have unlimited self-love in this moment within the essence of who we are.
When we surrender and let go of the old identities, we have given power to from experiences of the past, we then opening space to love ourselves for who we are today. We learn to be gentle with ourselves today, by connecting to the heart, engaging self-forgiveness and experiencing self-compassion. When we look at self-love as a journey instead of cookie cutter steps, we start to fall in love with ourselves as we walk forward on earth.
Self-love is not so much about consciousness, but about having a “conscience” of self-love that is conscious of the presence of loving what is you.
Feel free to post your questions and experiences below. We are all teachers and guides of humanity.
Embracing Love & Grace,