And I don’t think the existence of steps necessarily means more than the need to step up and then rest and regroup.
I just passed through what feels like a huge step for me. It’s hard to talk about it because I fear being misinterpreted. I could be called a narcissist for this next share. But it doesn’t change the fact that I’m pretty sure I’m telling the truth. Here goes.
I’ve just fallen in love with myself, passionately. Passionately, I say. With abandon. As passionate as I’ve felt in relationships recently.
This evening I’ve erased the obstacles within myself to loving myself completely. And oh, what I found.
Previously I’ve been the timid resident in a body with complaints, with an uncertain future, carrying a lot of responsibility. I didn’t love myself. And I didn’t know that I didn’t love myself.
When I began to love myself passionately, the sensation was as if I just came alive. It was almost as if my self said: “It’s about time I was noticed.”
It was like letting light into a room that had been dark for a thousand years.
Never mind that it’s dualistic. Never mind that it’s using your imagination. Just do it. Love yourself, passionately.
How many teachers have said: Love thyself?
The Arcturian Group told us a few days ago to “learn to love yourselves.” (1) In another message they made the case for why that’s good advice.
“We wish to speak of Love as an energy, which is why it is so important for individuals to love themselves as well as others. Love in its purest form resonates on a very high level – it is pure Light. When a person does not love or honor themselves, they block the flow and integration of this energy.
“You cannot leave yourselves out of the picture if you are to learn and experience Love which is the foundation of all that exists. Remember, there is only ONE expressing Itself in infinite form and variety and therefore you could never be left out.
“Many have been falsely taught that it is spiritual to denigrate the Self. It is not, this belief is an insult to the Divine – your true nature.
“Love, the energy of ONE is infinitely present and flowing within ITSELF. Everything you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell is ITSELF but interpreted according to the state of consciousness of the individual. Nothing or no one can ever be separate from ITSELF.” (2)
The statement of the case I most resonate with came from Mary Magdalene:
“Do you understand deeply that YOU ARE LOVE?…
“Love makes up every particle of your Being. It saturates the smallest particle of you, and all of you, to the extent that you allow it. You are a walking, talking entity of Love, a carrier of Love, a perfect example of Love Manifest to all who are awakening. …
“Do you realize that this tool of Love can be wielded with utter power and abandon, knowing that with every swipe of it, you become more whole, more entrenched in your divine nature — more whole within all your aspects, and more capable of absorbing and integrating all parts and aspects of you, multidimensionally, as well as with all aspects of Christ Consciousness/God Consciousness? …
“Invite all your cells and every particle of them, invite all parts of your Being, to be drenched in Love and let Love glue together all parts of you in perfect Harmony as you walk, talk and live Love. …
“Magnify this dose of Divine Love I give you now and saturate your very Being with it, and then saturate all parts of you not in Love or Harmony and watch how you will feel more buoyant and in the Zone of Love — where it takes over all your thoughts and fuels your dreams, sculpts your dreams, and enables others to do the same.” (3)
We often take their advice to love ourselves casually. But it’s profoundly important.
The degree to which we love ourselves is, it seems to me, the degree to which we can (1) love others and, (2) as wayshowers, demonstrate love.
How many times have we heard it? Enlightenment is an inside job. The kingdom of God is within you. Seek God in the heart.
The ultimate nourishment we seek comes from within. It comes from loving ourselves. The love we lavish on ourselves is like a restorative and a restorer of the peace. It’s our spiritual currency. It’s our best investment. It’s positively what’s been missing.
The love that comes from the heart has to be of the strength of at least transformative love for it to produce results. Ordinary love is like striking a wet match.
Universal love? Even better.
Play music. Dance with yourself. Treat yourself to dinner. Whatever you do with yourself, do it for yourself as well. Fall in love with yourself all over again. And again. Every day.
To the degree that you do, to that same degree, I predict, can you fall in love with others. That’s my bet. My money’s on the green. (4)
Please don’t misinterpret me. I’m not saying become a narcissist, a navel-gazer. This form of Self-love energizes and is capable of being shared with others (in fact it has to be). In the hands of lightworkers, Self-love is safe and beneficial.
Ayeee! How could I have missed it all these years?
(1) The Arcturian Group, channeled by Marilyn Raffaele, Nov. 1, 2015, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/11/02/the-arcturian-group-via-marilyn-raffaele-november-1-2015/.
(2) The Arcturian Group, channelled by Marilyn Raffaele. September 6, 2015, at http://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html
(3) “Mary Magdalene: You Are Pure Divine Love,” channeled by Fran Zepeda, February 1, 2015, at https://franheal.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/mary-magdalene-you-are-pure-divine-love-channeled-by-fran-zepeda/.
(4) The heart chakra is green.