'How does one stop judging and criticizing oneself?' She asked.
'By loving yourself.' S-H-E answered.
She could sense the strength of unconditional love contained in those simple three words. She contemplated the thoughts - Do I truly love myself? How do I love myself unconditionally? She was aware that she was possibly analyzing this a little more than she should. But she felt this time she needed to, to see if somewhere within, a different thought popped up. And after a lengthy silence, a new realization did surface.
'Loving yourself means accepting yourself as you are, not so? And knowing that you, as a spiritual being are perfect. That I know.' She said, 'But it's the baggage we've taken on that creates barriers, misdirected actions and beliefs over who we truly are. Isn't it? And it's all those things that hide who each of us is in truth. WE are not that stuff we've taken on! But we've identified with it, so we think it's us! Hence we judge ourselves and others!'
S-H-E smiled with great affection. 'Yes, that's right. Judgement and criticism is actually being directed at the stuff, but you see it as being directed at yourself. So you own it. And by owning it, it's more difficult to let it go. If instead, you rather see it as not you but the stuff, perhaps you'd be less hard on yourself and could see the many ways that unconditional love for Self can be expressed. And in so doing, shift and release the stuff and therefore the need for judgement. Your society loves making you feel less and lost. That is how it controls you. But at the end of the day, only you can do that - it's your choice.'
'So if we see the non-beneficial words, thoughts and actions we constantly are in judgement of as 'garments' we've put on that mask our Soul essence, it can only be with love that we release it. For it is Love who we are in essence.'
'Yes', S-H-E replied. 'All the 'stuff' is external which you've internalized. And by internalizing it, you think they are You. All that is not expressed as love within, is not of your Soul. It is from the external world you've created. As you express love within and then without, your world will begin to change.'
'I can see now, that I need to have still more compassion and patience with myself, as one would with a child.' She answered. 'And if I can remember, every moment, my Divinity and know that it radiates unconditional love, I can express and share that love for self and others as we travel on our paths, releasing our baggage, remembering our purpose and awakening to Love, each and every day.'
- © Kim Dreyer - ('Conversations with S-H-E')
Artwork from my Conscious Spirit Deck
Conversations with S-H-E
Conversations with S-H-E begun early 2018 when S-H-E appeared first in a visionary dream state and then more frequently in meditations and dreams since then. 'Her' name - S-H-E - embodies the essence both SHE and HE; multidimensional states of consciousness between Spirit/Heaven/Earth; Yin-yang and All that is.