At this time of year it is very easy to believe that romantic love is the true love.
This is so untrue. Self-love is the most important form of love. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t really love anyone else. Most of us don’t like ourselves enough, we are hard on ourselves and focus on our imperfections.
People sometimes confuse self-love with pride, selfishness, or arrogance. Their understanding of self-love is not correct. People who really like themselves are the opposite of that. They are more loving, more compassionate and more generous.
We live in a society that keeps telling us we’re not good enough, not successful enough, not slim enough, not rich enough. So it is not surprising that many of us struggle with self-love and find it difficult to accept ourselves as we are.
I see angels physically, and I do from when I was a baby. I know it’s hard to believe, and I know there are people who will never believe me no matter what I say or do. I have no idea why I see angels and others don’t; i am an ordinary woman. When I asked the angels around me, their answer was simply, “Why not?”
I see a guardian angel behind everyone I see, whatever their religion, whether they believe in anything or nothing. I see so much love and compassion radiating from each guardian angel to the person they guide. Your guardian angel loves you unconditionally, and sees you without fault, does not judge you or criticize you.
I often see a guardian angel standing behind the person he is guiding, doing slow circular movements with his hand, in front of that person’s heart. When I see this, I know that the angel is trying to encourage the person he is guiding to grow in self-love.The angel can help, but the truth is that self-love can only come from ourselves.
Society’s obsession with the pursuit of perfection has created an unattainable goal for us. The truth is that we are all human and none of us are perfect.
We are all wonderful and special individuals with our own unique role to play in the world. A role that no one else can play.
The only way we can grow in self-love is to shift our focus from our weaknesses to our strengths. Instead of focusing on our mistakes and imperfections, we should focus on all that we do and have done well.
Begin to be aware of how good you are, and give yourself space.
When you allow your self-love to grow, you will find yourself happier, more fulfilled, and more able to love others.