“Authentic self-love evolves from honest appreciation, not from the domain of ego which rests on fear and untruth. Love of self opens the doorway to love in all forms.” – Gratitude + Forgiveness x (LOVE) = Happiness, by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson, page 79.
Have you ever contemplated the complexity of the human body? It’s mind-blowing to consider how many elements of your body come together in harmony for you to perform even simple tasks like composing texts, cooking meals or paying bills. Most of us do these things daily without due appreciation for the underlying orchestration that makes them happen with perfect continuity!
While it would be impractical and monumentally time consuming to honor each neurological impulse that contributes to successful achievement of mundane tasks with gratitude, there is benefit to recognizing how magnificently your body performs in each moment. Here’s why: When you awaken to the universe that exists in every detail of your life, you train yourself to see what is truly worthy of your praise. This is what expanded consciousness is. It is exercising an ability to see into the matrix of creation – even if that creation is just a walk to the mailbox to collect the mail. What comes of seeing these microscopic details is abundant opportunity to identify value that is not immediately apparent at first glance.
If you begin to intentionally contemplate how your body functions, and call into view all of the things your body does to serve your soul, such as breathing, pumping blood, metabolizing food, moving and so on, it becomes natural to have greater appreciation for your body. This simple practice shifts you into a new level of conscious awareness.
If you keep it up, your consciousness continues to expand, and the scope of your thoughts broaden. You come to realize that not only is your body a brilliant compendium of wonders (even if it happens to be a different shape than that of a super model), but you as a person are a divine and unique instrument of light. Your life journey is as complex and finely calibrated as your physical body. As gratitude for all the moving parts of your journey naturally unfolds, your judgments begin to dwindle. You see the value in each puzzle piece. That’s when your self-talk begins to change. Your ego retreats, and what you are left with is love.
When you love yourself without the influence of ego, love becomes the basis for all that you create as the brilliant instrument of light you are.
In my pursuit to help you align further with your inner light, I invite you to join Facebook group Evolve through Love hosted by Elizabeth Scarcella and me. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/evolvethroughlove/ and share with us the seeds you plant.