Being wanted feeds your ego. Being valued feeds your soul.Anonymous
How surely do you know that you have worth, that you are important and significant, that you are of deep value, that who you are has meaning, and is appreciated, respected and needed? Most of us are on a journey to comprehend these realities about ourselves. This discovery necessitates internal explorations and opening up to awareness of our spiritual life. We let go of external measures of worth–our own and that of other people–and begin to see from a more genuine level. This depth of seeing constitutes a miracle! It is the miracle that Jesus was always talking and teaching about–that we really are expressions of God. God lives in us and shines through us. Everyone is God’s beloved child. No one is better than anybody else, and no one is worse. God loves us all.
This miracle of spiritual sight is happening in greater measure every day. The turmoil in our world over the last several years is churning up the deeper realities. We in the human community are having to deal with ourselves and one another in more authentic ways than ever before. “Nice” just doesn’t cut it when we have harsh situations that must be faced. I think of families that are brought to genuineness when the addiction or other harming behavior of a loved one can no longer be swept under the rug. It is painful, yet families that take the gift of despair as an opportunity to get real find themselves much stronger and closer. They find that their souls are fed. They lose the superficials and find life itself.
Jesus taught, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly,” John 10.10. The thief is the attitude that your worth is based in external measures. Abundant life that nourishes your soul is knowing who you are and Whose you are. Listen to the Christ within you, “Dear one, I love you profoundly.” May you always choose to feed your soul.
In the Love and Light of the Christ,