Hi everyone! Welcome to Week #4!
So far, we've looked at what it is that we lost (self-love), how we lost it (fear), and where we can most likely find it (hidden beneath posturing). This week we'll examine how to go about uncovering what's hidden.
After all, it was you who hid it there in the first place. You did so as a matter of survival in a constructed competitive society. You did so on the orders of a mandatory school system that ranked you according to some arbitrary scale of intelligence.
You've grown up in a world that taught you that your worth was not intrinsic, but instead something to be measured and ultimately judged. You learned that value was not something you had, but instead something that was decided by a score; a score given by someone else. This score was kept in all the places where you showed up.
Test scores keep you in designated spaces according to performance. Credit scores punish or reward you with more or less debt, also according to rank. You get the idea.
Your worth, which was fully intact at birth, eroded and then morphed into pretend classifications that determined your place in society. Self-doubt emerged gradually to replace self-authority. As you think about this, remember that it was all done by design. It is not true.
Not knowing any better, you too adapted these standards of value that are listed on reports or evidenced in other public and humiliating ways.
Although these never felt accurate or natural, they were your only options.
To salvage some self-esteem, you joined the system at some point and some level. You may have done so alone, with self-destructive judgments and actions. You may have done so outwardly with blame, ridicule, or judgment. Somehow you bought into the fallacy that value could be determined by someone else.
This is a Quest for Love. It will be complete when we find it. This week let's look underneath the "rights" and the "wrongs" of people to discover their core. Love is found in the realization and acceptance of true value. It is a celebration of worth. The first place we'll look for that worth is inside.
Agape is something you grant yourself and then offer to another.
Realize that this was always about you. You've come here with many "others" to deal with and confront until self-recognition occurs. Once it does, your journey begins, and with clarity you see what there is to forgive.
True forgiveness is not situational. It becomes a constant until finally acceptance shows up.
You see, the Quest is for Love. Authentic Love has no exceptions or conditions. It merely is.
Once you identify all the "right" and "wrong" barriers stopping you, you move closer to forgiveness. The most treacherous step of this part of your journey is here. Bravery is demanded as you face your deepest fear; the fear that you are not worthy.
You've spent your life immersed in a system of ranking, skimming over that deep well of fear beneath you. Focused on either improving your score or pointing out someone else's, you've missed the treasure. The treasure is you.
Prepare yourself for this raw self-discovery. Arm yourself with the truth. The truth is that you are love in its purest form. You are a brilliant beacon of light. These are unchanging facts.
They are waiting in full authenticity to be recognized and utilized. They reside in your deepest self.
For this next week, notice when the "rights" and "wrongs" show up in your head, for either yourself or another. Just notice. If you catch one quickly enough, remind yourself of the truth (You are love, you are light, you are worthy.).
Be brave. Rather than insisting or persisting, try accepting. If you do, you'll have taken that treacherous step and find yourself one step closer to Love.
Your truth is found in the acceptance of self as is. You are so much more than you realize.
See you next week!
With so much love,
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