When our self-worth is knocked, it can be so hard to recover from. Often the words of others can hurt us deeply and we may recoil into our shell, using distance as a protective barrier to avoid being hurt again. Sometimes events may occur, where our actions turn out to be mistakes we never saw coming; we unintentionally hurt people, and intense circumstances may leave you wondering how you arrived at the situation you are in. But, of course, making mistakes is nothing more than natural human behaviour, and it’s how you recover from them that’s important in the long run – the learning and spiritual growth that takes place – not the mistake itself.
Whilst loving others is easy, loving ourselves may be the hardest thing.
The saying, “you must love yourself before you can love anyone else” is well coined, and at the same time, it can be an incredibly hard notion to comprehend by those who struggle to like themselves deep down. In their minds, they know love and feel love intensely when they think of their family or friends, and in turn, this saying may be frequently dismissed. The essence of this notion lies in that if you don’t love yourself, the love that you offer to the world isn’t as healthy as it could be. You project a thought-track into the world that you are a being who is unworthy of love – and if you can’t find a reason to love yourself, why should anyone else bother to find one?
Where there is emptiness inside from a lack of self love, the veil must come off the feelings that you trap inside, and the hurt that lies below must be allowed to heal; done so, through showing compassion to yourself. When these feelings are acknowledged, accepted, and met with a big internal hug, you realise there is no emptiness in the soul at all – there instead lies inside a core filled with peace and positive intention. When you’re able to allow love to flow within freely within you, without any guarded barriers of self doubt limiting its energy, you find that you’re truly able to be a vessel of divine connection – you will shine with love as there is nothing standing in its way – and the love you offer others will be a much brighter frequency than your energetic capabilities before.
As we’re learning more everyday about how we manifest our own reality, and comprehending how our thoughts exist as waves of energy that radiate from our being, there has never been a more important time to quash the elements of self-doubt and self-loathing. It is imperative to your health and those around you that you realise just how important and special you really are. As The Celestine Prophecy confirms to us that everything happens for a reason, we must take strength from this, knowing that although some lessons are taught to us harshly, there is always vital spiritual learning to be taken from every situation.
Some may find the notion of self-love crude, falsely misinterpreting the emotion as arrogance; but, knowing you’re special has nothing to do with narcissism or greed. Self-love is a beautiful place we can all reside without vanity raising its head. Self-love assures us that everyone makes mistakes, and that no one can ever be unworthy of love – they just need to step out of the dark shadows of doubt and into the light that love truly presents.