Be Good to Yourself
Heavenletter #5547 Published on: February 1, 2016
What will life be like when you become good to yourself? This is not self-centeredness We are talking about. This is when you will be pleasant and welcoming of yourself, knowing you are here to be kind even to yourself. Not forgiving yourself, none of that. Accepting. Accepting that you are learning along the way. Accepting that you don’t know all there is to know about life and yourself and most certainly accepting that you don’t know all there is to know the routes others are to take or to diverge from. You are not a decider of another soul.
You don’t know everything. Not by a long shot do you begin to know everything. Now you will find you are losing judgment and bravado and coming closer and closer to Truth.
It may have seemed to you that you have the right to assert yourself over others. One great lesson to learn is that you do not have to assert yourself and come out on top. What does coming out on top mean anyway? Does coming out on top mean you must declare yourself a winner? To what avail? An assault is not an accomplishment. For what reason would you assault another human being on any dimension of life? You do not make yourself big. You make yourself small.
I understand that you are tired of biting your tongue. You are tired of everyone’s seeming to know that they know more and better than you do and their asserting themselves and their state of consciousness over yours. Dear Ones, life was not intended as a competition. There is common ground. No one is to look in the mirror and declare himself all-wise and all-knowing and the most savvy or beautiful of all. Such separation is no more than malarkey.
It is not only the poor man who can learn from the rich man.
By all means, accept yourself, and accept others as well. It has been said that you are to accept others as yourself. You wonder if you can do this without deleting your integrity. Integrity cordially does not mean diminishing anyone nor does it mean aggrandizing anyone including yourself.
What does it mean that you are your brother’s keeper? What does it mean in your life? How do you keep your brother?
Certainly, you don’t take over another soul’s choices as yours to make. You are not to be hasty to jump to conclusions. To be your brother’s keeper has more to do with your God-given self than with whoever is before you. Do you begin to see? There is something within you that you are to take care of to nourish and to grow. Your brother is connected to Me just as favorably as you.
Within you lies Greatness untapped. The Great Spiritual Ones were not high and mighty. Best I know, they were humble and most assuredly not obsequious. Not at all. They did not make themselves Great. They did not aspire to Greatness in the extant world. They aspired to come closer to Me and to serve Me, meaning to serve My Will. They came to know My Will. They came closer to Me, just as you are coming closer to Me. Your perceived situation and difficulties do not refute your rising to greet Me, for you are definitely rising. Learn to let go of condemnation of yourself.
The expression Good Lord takes on a new meaning. Son of God takes on a new meaning. God’s Will takes on a new meaning. Serving mankind takes on a new meaning. You are not in servitude. You are in freedom. You are beyond your own reach.
What does your individuality mean now? What is its importance or unimportance? Ego no longer enters in and takes a seat in your life.
Where have you gone? Nowhere and everywhere. You are not even sure that what you presumed was you exists any longer or that it ever did.
So, where are you now? You are with Me where you have ever been. We are not two, but One.