Learning to Love Yourself

What happens in your world of experience is always a reflection of your consciousness; as above so below, as within so without, you reap what you sow and Life always gives to you what you give to it.

The sum total of your thoughts, feelings and beliefs comprise your consciousness.  This includes those ideas you are aware of on the conscious level of your mental activity, and those ideas you are not aware of on the subconscious level of your mental activity.  Not being aware of what is going on in the thought atmosphere of your subconscious mind, you are quite often left feeling surprised or helpless about the life experiences you have.

Considering this it is imperative to think about how much you really love yourself, because to the degree that you really love yourself, you see that love reflected in your world of experiences.  Do you harshly judge and criticize yourself, or are you kind and loving to yourself.  For instance; do you hear yourself saying things like, “how could you be so stupid” or “you idiot, you should know better” when you make a mistake, or do you say instead, “that’s alright, something good will come from this”, “it’s not my fault, I did the best I could in the moment” or something like “okay, let’s look for the lesson in this”.

Since your subconscious is filled with every thought, idea, feeling and memory you’ve ever had, it is impossible to know everything that goes on in the subconscious activity of your mind.  But it is through the subconscious activity of your mind that your world of experiences, circumstances, events and conditions is created.  If you’ve been harshly judging yourself all of your life, what you feel and believe about yourself, and what is stored in your subconscious mind is harsh judgment, and will be reflected in your experiences.  On the other hand, if you’ve been kind and loving to yourself all of your life, what you feel and believe about yourself, and what is stored in your subconscious mind is loving kindness, and that will be reflected in your experiences.

The good news is that if you have not been so kind and loving to yourself up until now, you can now begin.  You have the ability to change the way you think about yourself, because you have dominion over what you think.  Starting now you can redirect your conscious thinking and thereby reprogram your subconscious thought activity.  You can be proactive in the way you think about yourself and you can consciously choose whatever thoughts and ideas you want to fill your subconscious mind.  If you want to have more kind and loving experiences in your life, start now by being more kind and loving to yourself.

Use more positive self speak in the midst of unfavorable situations.  The more you do, the less those situations will occur.  Be proactive in consciously redirecting and reprogramming your subconscious thinking with the use of positive affirmations, using kind and loving thoughts about yourself.  The more you do this, the more the thought atmosphere of your subconscious mental activity changes, thus more positive, kind and loving conditions will be reflected in your world of experiences.

Use affirmations such as: I love myself, I am good, I am always the best I can be, I accept myself as I am, I am a good (man, woman, person, husband, wife, mother, father, employee, boss, daughter, son, etc…), I deserve the best, I am wonderful, I am fabulous, I am smart, I am wise, I am good at what I do, I am good to me, I am beautiful, I am kind to myself and I forgive myself.  Don’t limit yourself to these suggestions; create some kind and loving self speak affirmations for yourself to use.

Think about the ideas you have read here and make the decision to be more kind and loving to you by implementing them.  Remember, you have spent a lifetime creating the thought atmosphere that makes up the subconscious of your mind; you are not going to completely change it overnight.  Devote yourself to improving your life by using positive self talk and positive affirmations for as long as it takes to see the change you want to see.  After all, who’s going to love you if you don’t? You deserve the best. And so It is. – Guy

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God’s Light

God’s Light

God's Light 2The article you’re reading now was inspired by the picture you see here.  It was taken by a friend of mine named Sharon Zellner, and she appropriately named it “God’s Light”. It is an awesome and awe inspiring picture which captured a natural arc of light. It’s as if sunlight is emanating from the earth, rising up into the air, and pouring back down into the earth becoming one with it again. I have never seen anything like it, and am amazed that Sharon not only did, but was also able to capture it in such an excellent fashion.

How can this phenomenal occurrence be explained? I have a little understanding about rainbows, but this doesn’t seem to fit the explanations we have come to accept about their appearances. Even if there was some moisture in the air at the time this picture was taken, where is the spectrum of colors and why is the entire object able to be seen from such a close distance?

These may be good questions, but I don’t particularly feel the need to examine these ideas any further.  There is probably a very good tangible explanation of this spectacle, but my thoughts quickly move to my personal interpretation of this wonderful vision in terms of some explainable metaphysical symbolism; I just need to know what it means to me.

As with any interpretation of anything imaginable, there are an infinite number of viewpoints, angles and perspectives that any idea can be approached from. For instance, the idea of God’s Light can be looked at as the sun, which many have come to view as the light of God shining on the world to supply energy, warmth, luminescence, and all that is necessary to regulate all functions of life.  It can also be looked at as the Infinite Intelligence of Spirit, filling all space and time with the unconditioned knowledge of all that is necessary to regulate all functions of Life.

good ideaWe view the idea of illumined individuals, illumined minds or illumined thinkers. We sometimes get a “bright idea”, or when we realize the answer to a question we’ve been pondering, it is because “a light” has come on to give us the answer. We hope that people we care about, who make what we judge as mistakes in their approach to life, will someday “see the light” and change their ways, or come “from the darkness into the light”.

However we look at it, light is something we cherish; something we feel is necessary and beautiful.

An illumined being is one that we see as “walking in the Light of Spirit” or being “filled with the Light of God”.  This describes to us an individual that is wise, because they have become consciously aware of the Infinite Intelligence of the Universe as a basic aspect of their being, and are guided by this Intelligence with an intuitive understanding of how to approach all matters of Life.  These individuals also recognize themselves as “the Light of God”.

They see all of Life as they see themselves, as individualizing God’s Life, Love, Light, Power, Peace, Beauty and Joy. Everywhere they look they see Good, because everywhere they look they see God.

What does it take to become one of these illumined individuals?  It takes the willingness on anyone’s part to recognize that God is all there is; that all aspects of God are individualized throughout all of creation.  It takes a willingness to practice knowing that the Presence of Spirit is alive everywhere, existing in all, through all and as all.  It takes the willingness to believe that despite what we may see with our physical eye, the Truth of the Invisible, Infinite, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent Creator and Sustainer of all Life, is the Truth of our being and the Truth of all Life.  You and I have the power to do this; it is the power of our choice.

It is what allows us as human beings to have dominion over our selves, our experiences, and the rest of creation. It is also what allows us to be what we determine ourselves to be, do what we determine we can do, and have what we determine we can have.  It is what allows us to make the conscious decision to walk in the Light of God, be a Light unto our world and radiate God’s Light as a blessing to our world. I determine this for me, and I know that you can determine this for you. I am God’s Light, knowing that God’s Light blesses the world as me, and knowing that God’s Light blesses the world as you.  Thanks to Sharon for sharing this beautiful reminder of Truth with us all.  And so It is.

Guy

Inspired Quote of the Day
“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.” – Dwight L. Moody

Inspired Affirmation of the Day
I am a Light in this world, shining brightly for all to see the awesome wonder, goodness and glory that is God in all that exists. And so It is.

God's Light