by Marjorie Larragoite, Practitioner Emeritus
Loving ourselves doesn’t mean we love others less. It means we recognize our own self-worth and have very special relationships with ourselves that honor who we truly are…expressions of the indwelling Spirit.
Having self-love and self-esteem are essential in order to have loving relationships with others. If we don’t honor and respect ourselves, how can we expect anyone else to do so? This may be our fear, that someone else will find out what we are truly like!
Loving ourselves means allowing who we truly are to shine forth—the best that we are—the individual expressions of Spirit within. It may mean we feel a bit vulnerable because we know that we are offering up the best that we have.
The special talents, abilities and skills that we have been given are for a purpose, that of allowing our God-selves to be expressed in our own individual ways. Only one person can do that, for it is up to each of us, for no one else has been given the unique abilities that each one has.
It is time to remove and release any fear that has kept us from allowing our own special lights to shine and from sharing and expressing who we truly are. “You are indeed the light of the world…”
“Let your light so shine before men that they shall see your good works…” Matthew 5:14,16, George M. Lamsa translation of the Holy Bible, from the Aramaic of the Peshitta.
Let us now be the divine expressions of the Spirit within that we are meant; to “let our lights shine forth!”