Embracing WHO I AM Welcomed me to BIGGER-WIDER & more BEAUTIFUL Worlds!
“I love myself, the way I am, there’s nothing I need to change
I’d always be the perfect me there’s nothing to rearrange
Am beautiful and capable of being the best me I can
And I love myself just the way I am!”
“No, no, I cannot continue singing this song of ‘lies’… I can’t lie to myself-there is so much to change, so many flaws, mistakes and ‘sins’ of all sorts in me.”
That’s exactly my line after having heard for the first time this classic song introduced to us by Doc A. in Year 2008. On the contrary and unbelievably, this song drastically overhauled my life, inside out.
I used to live a life of drudgery, fear, doubt and unbelief, even hatred, and self-condemnation. Negativity begets negativity. All my fear were literally working out for me. I remember waking up every morning (for years) not knowing where to get the next meal, where in the hell would I procure finances for our sons’ matriculation fees, bill payments and where would our daily basic needs be sourced from.
Honestly, as I look back, I cannot really figure out the details of how we went thru those challenging and excruciating years. What I knew for a fact are the lessons taught by those years. Lessons on LAFT-loving, accepting-forgiving and trusting myself.
I began to understand the meaning of the song- “I love myself…” The REAL ME is perfect-the REAL ME is not blemished, it is spotless from everything that I consider as wrong/sinful. I’m beautiful and capable of being the best me I can…and I love myself just the way I am.”
Speaking of the BEST me means I am continually loving and embracing the yin and yang in me. How will I know the light if I haven’t experienced darkness; how will I appreciate abundance if I haven’t experienced lack, scarcity and nothingness. All opposites have their share of teaching us priceless lessons in life.
I have been ushered to individuals, groups and communities where learning and growing are beautifully reciprocated. As I grow in love, I am continually learning: the art of silencing my mind; the depth of unconditional love; the value of forgiveness and letting go of people and circumstances that may have stripped me in many ways; a growing sense of responsibility in partaking with all the endeavors on the conservation of Mother Earth. This is self-love, bringing and uniting us back with everyone and everything.
I believe that self-love is the Key to a happy-fulfilling life. By the way, many have asked, where’s loving God in self-love?
Can you remember that classic song.. “The greatest love of all is easy to achieve-learning to LOVE YOURSELF IS THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL…” hey, hey, still I do not understand, where is loving God there? Over these years, the church has taught us this ONE great truth- EACH IS CREATED in the IMAGE of the Divine Creator, as you love yourself- the TRUE YOU-you love HIM who lives in you.
From the very beginning, the DIVINE has been with each one of us as us, as you and as me. We don’t have to change. Each is PERFECTLY CREATED. And the most wonderful thing is that we have never been separated from Him…we have always been with him even before the creation of everything.
The more I love and appreciate myself and everything around me, the more I have been surprisingly brought to beautiful places, thus, meeting different faces even from other races.
Have you experienced unconditional self-love? Share your thoughts, ideas and experiences of loving yourself, after all, THERE’S ONLY ONE YOU!