The First Blessing: Love

Blessing #1: I am Loved

What would your life look like if you realized that, no matter what, you are totally, deeply, beautifully, unconditionally loved? What would change? What would feel different?

Wouldn’t all of your other relationships suddenly be so much richer, so much more balanced? Wouldn’t you have an increased capacity to give and receive Love, and not feel like you are constantly having to chase after it?

Often it seems that we are conditioned to [only] look externally for such a sense of being loved. We tend to seek this through religion, through faith communities, through family and friendships, and through romantic relationships.

Though none of these are bad, in almost every external relationship there are certain expectations attached. And when we fail to meet them, that sense of love & acceptance we want suddenly seems shaky, uncertain, fleeting. Not a fun feeling!

WHAT IF: What if you chose today to truly, deeply love yourself? No strings attached. No criteria to meet or hoops to jump through. Just Love- pure, kind, loving acceptance for wonderful, unique, marvelous YOU, independent of any external factors. It’s a BIG first step- but you can do it!

Breathe deeply.  Now say it with me: “I AM LOVED. I AM LOVED, DEEPLY AND COMPLETELY.  EXACTLY AS I AM, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.  THERE IS NOTHING I NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO EARN THIS HEALING, TRANSFORMING LOVE.  I AM SIMPLY RECEIVING IT. I GIVE THIS LOVE TO MYSELF, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, AND I LET IT FILL MY HEART. IT FILLS IN ANY BROKEN PLACES INSIDE ME, AND SHINES THROUGH THEM LIKE A BRILLIANT LIGHT.  I AM LOVED.”

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