ACIM Rewind: 12 Oreos Deep-ACIM Lesson #67
Love created me like Itself. [W-p126.96.36.199]
The world offers a lot of options. Our consumer-driven society offers us convenience. Donuts. Coffee at every corner. It tells me I can fill up any void in my self-esteem with a super-sized drink or treat. It asks that I numb out when anxiety pays a call.
Contrarily, there is very little talk about what it means to love ourselves. Little dialogue around what it means to look in the mirror and say, in the words of Louise Hay, “I love you. I really, really love you”.
Instead, the world invites us to escape. To watch TV. Or consume our troubles away.
I’m not saying that a joyful show or sweet treat is wrong in any way. But when I am consuming rather than being, I become removed from the understanding of what it means to connect with myself authentically. I become distant from my Source.
And the road that leads me back? Loving myself. My Divine creator within. The one who is always waiting in the wings with an ‘Atta Girl!’ rather than a canola.
Here’s the skinny: You are love. You can never be removed from it. Even when I’m 12 oreos in. The world is saved by the love that is the manifested creator expressing itself through you. And, perhaps even more important, by your ability to demonstrate this same energy in loving yourself. Start with just one second today, dear friends.
One present second just for you.
This can mean setting boundaries. Leaving a tense situation when you need a moment. Taking time out for a few breaths when you feel stressed. Or simply reminding yourself of something amazingly awesome someone said to you.
THIS is the Voice of Love. THIS is the Voice of Truth. THIS is the demonstration of the luminescent light of love shining out from your Divine.
Reveal that love for yourself. For you as Divine. And then love yourself some more.
I love you sweet friends!
All quotes are from A Course in Miracles, copyright ©1992, 1999, 2007 by the Foundation for Inner Peace, 448 Ignacio Blvd., #306, Novato, CA 94949, www.acim.org and firstname.lastname@example.org, used with permission.