Looking For Love, Part 2

2 Feb

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” –Dalai Lama

When I was a camp counselor at a Girl Scout Camp many years ago, we were taken through an exercise as part of our week of pre-camp training. We were told to sit or lie down and allow ourselves to get comfortable. We were taken through s few deep breaths, in and out, to further relax ourselves. Then we were taken on a journey.

We were told to imagine walking through a beautiful meadow, with the sun shining and lush green grass. We were encouraged to see different plants and animals, flowers, and insects as we walked. Then a tree appeared nearby as we were walking and we were told to walk over to the tree and sit down beneath it.

As we sat beneath the tree, we were told to see a small person off in the distance walking toward us. As that little person got closer to us, it became apparent that it was us, as a little girl. We were given 5 minutes to tell our little girl anything we wanted to tell her – without giving away that we knew who she was.

I remember very clearly to this day, I hugged her, and smile at her and just kept telling her “I love you” and “It’s going to be okay.” It seems like I couldn’t tell her enough that no matter what might happen, she would be okay and she was loved.

I still tear up just thinking about it now. Finally, we were told that it was time for our little girl to leave. I hugged her one more time and watched her walk away.

That exercise had a powerful impact on each one of us, as we took turns sharing profound moments from our very personal experiences.

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, has been a loving presence in my life for over 25 years. She has been that steady presence to remind me that I am loved.

Not loving ourselves is to live in denial of our Divine Existence. If I am focused on what I perceive to be my shortcoming or faults, then I’m giving power to those things. It’s all energy. What I choose to spend time thinking about is the experience that I will create for myself.

You will most assuredly transcend this body and return to Light, so ask yourself why you “spend” so much of your time seeking what you always are.  The ‘reality’ of what you are is always transcendence.  Life in the Earth Mother is a gift from the Giver That Gives All Things.  Your life is but a blink in the eye of time.  You have been chosen by Creator to come here and deliver your message/purpose.  To be chosen means you have been trusted and embraced with divine intention. –Pa’Ris’Ha *

-Deborah Adler

*FOLLOW THE QUESTION INWARD ©1994 Pa’Ris’Ha; © Copyright 2007 Parisha Online. All Rights Reserved.

©2011 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved. (NOTE: All quotes remain the sole property of the original authors.)

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