“Waiting, she is waiting for herself to arrive. She thinks it’s missing in a distant land somewhere. She thinks she doesn’t know how to find it, but all of that is a lie. It is a lie designed to keep her from falling head over heals in love with herself. The one she waits for and longs for is right here within her, waiting to be seen and recognized as the Love of her Life.” - JA
It is quite natural for us to project our need for love out into the world and on the people and beings around us. Only when we allow ourselves to inquire deeply do we encounter the deep need to find it within ourselves.
The topic of self-love is so popularized that it has become trite and over simplified. In fact, it is the most challenging thing of our existence. Yet none of our other endeavors for healing, growth and awakening can happen without it. Often we use self-help practices or spiritual transformation to bypass this essential step, or to gloss over it thinking we have already done that. But when we inquire deeply we will be brought back to any remaining self-rejection again and again until we have truly found the love within us for all that we are.
So I invite you to explore what you love about your Creative Inquiry page. What in it feels like a part of you that is longing for unconditional love and acceptance, just the way it is? Really look at your creation with the eyes of a child and open to what is going on inside of you. Then try writing for 10 minutes or so without censor about what you are experiencing. If you feel blank try starting with:
When I look at my Creative Inquiry page I can feel love for the part that is……
Then when you are done with your writing, check in again and see how you feel in your body mind. Spend a few minutes just noticing your somatic sensations with curious non-judgement and trust that Spirit knows how to use your body to help you restore the inner equilibrium that is your natural state.