Love thy neighbor as thyself
Most people hear this as a Should to love others.
It is often practiced exactly the opposite of what Jesus said - trying to ‘love’ others Before ourselves.
It is not just what is says:
Love others as I love myself
…. so I better darn-well love myself ; )
Is it possible to Love others, without loving ourselves?
Is it possible to Love ourselves, without loving others?
Here is my belief / experience:
Spiritually, regarding loving self or others
(or sharing any spiritual fruit / vibration / blessing: joy, peace, forgiveness, gratefulness, whatever)
to me it is ONE experience.
Either I am IN the vibration/blessing of love, or I am not.
Either They are IN the vibration/blessing of love, or they are not.
If I am interfacing with them,
I cannot be in vibration of Love for them but not for me. And,
I cannot be in vibration of Love for me, but not for them.
Many of us have blocks to these spiritual blessings.
When we are blocked from spiritual blessing, we can do physical things to try to compensate:
we try, strive, ‘fake it til we make it’
But, I believe,
if we are not spiritually IN the vibration of Love,
we cannot love ourselves or others.
If we are not spiritually IN the vibration of Love,
we can only try to do loving things, we can act nice, we can try to serve people… or ourselves.
Gosh, doing it this way is not only unReal:
it is Hard work;
with little fruit, BTW
When we allow the Blocks to Light, the blocks to Love to move, to melt.
When we allow the Blessings to Flow - spiritual experience (like joy, peace, forgiveness) in this case, Love
Our internal experience of blessing can shift dramatically.
sharing the clear, bright vibration of Love with others,
can shift as well.
IMO, this is why it is primarily important to clear, and allow the healing, transforming spiritual gift of Love for ourselves.
Love thy neighbor as thyself then takes on a whole new meaning and power.
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