As I was doing my morning contemplating and praying. What came to into my mind was the word ‘protection’. As life was sending me one hard knock after another as it sometimes does. I was taking it hard and personally and beating myself up, figuratively that is. The person I needed protection from was myself! No wonder I wasn’t feeling my best. My energy wasn’t in a good place. I hate to admit this because I ‘should’ know better after all, I help others to transform these feelings. I do see others’ immense value but it is not always easy to see my own. That is our limited human mind.
I realized that I was not loving myself and I was able to immediately change and give myself and my younger inner self, some compassion and love. The Beatles song is right, “All you need is love”. All we need is to love ourselves first and when we love ourselves first and foremost, we automatically love others. It is like a fragrance that exudes out to others. Love is oxygen for the heart and soul. In essence we are loving the little child within us. Some people were not shown love and acceptance when they were little and so they forget and slip back into the old pattern of how they were treated when they were young. It is very hard for those with abusive childhoods to even know what it is like to feel loved or lovable. They don’t feel worthy of love and so it is hard for them to give it to themselves, to others and also to receive it.
Turn to God and ask Him to show you how much you are loved. He is faithful and will answer your prayers. He showed His undying love for each and everyone of us when He sent His beloved son Jesus to die on the cross for us. You are that valuable to Him and to Jesus!
We must always know that we are valuable not only because we are made in the image and likeness of God, who knit us in our mother’s wombs. God is a loving Father, who cherishes us and made each of us with a unique divine purpose. In God we are never orphans. We are lovable (in spite of our faults), simply because we are God’s children. Try to not judge others too harshly, including yourself, take care of your needs first and then others after. After all the Bible says to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is very hard to love anyone if you don’t know how to love yourself first. Learn what it feels like to feel good in your body, relaxed and at ease and ask God to help you to find peace and love within you. Love the little child within you if he/she didn’t get it when young. You can now be the loving parent. When you are feeling down, tense, angry etc, it is because you are becoming the hard judgmental adult within yourself. Choose instead love, acceptance, gentleness, forgiveness and compassion. Everyone deserves it! Run to get the healing you need and when you get the right healing you will know, you will start to relax and to feel at peace in your body and in your heart and soul. You are worth it!
Much Love Always,