Love is to the spirit what oxygen is to the body.
Without oxygen the body will very soon die. Our spirit isn’t affected by physical space and time restrictions the same way that the body is. Depriving or starving our spirit of love will take longer to see it’s effect than if you stopped getting oxygen and the body stops functioning.
A lack of love will take many forms that slowly creep up on us in very subtle forms, such as; irritability, impatience, loss of focus, feeling overwhelmed,passive/aggressive behaviors, “checking out” mentally more than usual, feeling rushed, physical aches and pains and much more. Serious manifestations of the lack of love in our lives can cause isolation, co dependent relationships, low self esteem, Depression, extreme anger, addictions and even suicide…
If you notice I have not specified what Love we are speaking of and where it may or not be coming from. That is because I have broken Love down into three separate categories, as follows:
- Love for and from Ourselves
- Love for and from outer sources
- Love that is unconditional from the Divine source of life, for at it’s core of life itself is love.
Let’s just look at the first and most important one today.
- Love for and from Ourselves
I always like to start with this form of love because in many ways it is the easiest for us to access. Let me say that again, this, in many ways is the easiest for us to access. I know you must be saying, “Right! I have a hard enough time thinking I don’t need to lose weight!” notice that I didn’t say that it was the easiest “to do” but the easiest for us “to access”, big difference….
I say the easiest to access because as humans we are self reflective beings. If we are equipped with the proper tools and techniques, we have the ability to look and assess the love we have for ourselves. Once we can pinpoint how we are or not loving ourselves then we can begin to shift that and incorporate more self-love.
The fact is that no matter where we are currently in relation to self-love we are more than capable of incorporating more because at source level love is literally who we are. Beyond all the shadows of experiences, mistaken self perception and circumstances of our lives, at the core there is only Love.
You and I are more powerful than we ever give ourselves credit for. We have within us the power to do all that the great ascended masters have done and much more. With that power we can look ourselves and create anything, that is as long as we are honest first.
Honesty is one of the keys to real unconditional love for ourselves. Without the willingness to look beyond the lies that we may tell ourselves, we will never be able to truly love ourselves at the deepest level and freely give that love to others in the world. So as you begin the journey of breathing more spiritual oxygen into your life, be very aware when you are not being totally honest.
” How much love am I giving to myself?”
Look at your thoughts, feelings and actions about self love. Writing down these three things will give you a clear picture of where you are in relation to loving yourself.
Take time to make caring and loving your inner most being the priority in your life. This is not selfish because unconditional love for ourselves is the connection that we have to every other being on the planet and beyond this world.
Besides looking honestly at your thought, feelings and actions, begin to implement this self love by starting with a “less is more” approach; get in the habit of telling yourself in your mind or out loud “I love me” or ” I love myself” or even “I love my life”.
Take a deep breath…..start doing this on a consistent and focused basis and your life will be full of healthy spiritual oxygen!