Before we can move to higher levels of awareness, we must learn to love ourselves for who we are, with no apologies. We must learn to wrap ourselves in unconditional Love. This is harder than it sounds, because it involves releasing all guilt, all worry, all fear as we learn and accept who and what we are. Accept yourself without any conditions. Accept yourself as you are.
Releasing the negative energies of guilt, worry, and fear will lift the “dark clouds” that keep us from seeing our true selves. This is both a figurative and a literal statement. Have you ever noticed people that seem to have a dark cloud around them? That darkness is because negativity surrounds their being.
It works the same way when we look at ourselves. As you release any negative energies that surround your being, you become lighter (literally). You become more aware of the remaining negative energies and you will begin to see realms of light that are a glimpse of who you really are. These realms are wonderful and will fill you with love, warmth, and a sense of completeness. It is indescribable yet familiar. Once you experience it, you never want to leave it.
This is all available to each of us now, not when we die or after living years in quiet solitude, but right now. All you need to do is start the journey. Love yourself; begin the process of releasing your guilt, your fears, your judgments; all negativity that has accumulated over your lifetime. Meditation is but one path, but it’s a good one.
Through meditation you can establish the foundation of loving yourself unconditionally. Create a dialog with Source. Ask Source, your Higher Self or a spirit guide that you connect with to assist you in identifying and acknowledging any and all energies within your conscious or subconscious. Listen for and trust the quiet voice that will answer and guide you. Through this meditation embrace all fears, judgments and guilt. Recognize the presence of what is presented to you, thank it for the lessons it has provided and release it with unconditional Love, stating that it is no longer needed. Watch as these dark energies move away from your being.
Unconditional Love of self is the doorway to the higher realms or octaves of existence. It is this foundation that opens the door to loving others unconditionally. You are a Holy Child of Source. Source waits for you to recognize who you are and to “return home” when you are ready. Declare your intent “I am a Holy Child of Source”, trust in who you are. Your journey has begun.
At least 4 times today, declare your intention with all that you are; the Love, Light and Truth of Creation. Trust that you are heard. Repeat your intention to Source often to remind yourself of your intended journey. Let your intention be your closing thought for the day before you go to sleep.
Now we are doing yoga….
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out The Daily Yogi for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at email@example.com. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all one. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.