No longer do we walk through the world with no thought to ourselves. There is a bad selfishness. There is a good selfishness. The bad selfishness is obvious. If we hurt another to gain for ourselves we hurt both ourselves and other.
The good selfishness is less obvious to the current mind of humanity. Yet a good selfishness is so important and must be understood.
The secret is this, you cannot inject great joy into the world unless you have it yourself. You cannot inject great love into the world until you experience great love for yourself. In order to make the world smile its greatest smile and feel its greatest joy, we must fill ourselves with this energy first.
We now understand that the world learns not from hollow words out of an empty vessel. But the world learns from the walking energy source from which the words flow. The body posture and movements, the facial expressions and tone of voice that come from a true inner joy speak much more loudly than simple words ever could.
From this day forward make the time with yourself of the most importance. Let every word spoken to yourself be spoken with the greatest, deepest, love you can ever imagine. Realize that no deeper love can be experienced on this planet than the love you choose to give to yourself.
No other soul can accept you more fully. No other mind can understand you as deeply.
However deeply you want the world to feel love, you must feel it first. The feeling mind is the oldest and deepest rooted mind within woman and man. The feeling mind has spoke through the instrument of body long before words were ever discovered. Change the feeling mind and how you feel about life if you truly want to impact the world in a powerful way.
It may sound strange to speak of loving yourself deeply. This sounds as if I’m saying we can love ourselves with as much feeling and passion as a lover could love us. This sounds a little over the top.
Yet this IS what I am saying!
It sounds ridiculous to us because we have always been taught that we are incomplete. We have always been taught that we need the feminine to complete the masculine. We have always been taught that we need the masculine to complete the feminine.
But the truth is that within you lies the fullness of universe.
The masculine and feminine energies both flow throughout your inner space. You can prove this to yourself right now.
Put some lotion in your right hand. (Or if you are unable to do this then just imagine what I’m saying). Now hold your right and left hand in front of you so that you can see both. Allow your right hand to rub lotion on your left hand.
Pay attention to your left hand for a moment. Allow yourself to feel the joy, the affection, the sensuality, the attention that the left hand is receiving. Allow yourself to get lost in that joy for a moment and to feel every little sensation. Choose to receive it as if it is being given to you by the hands of a lover. Allowing yourself to experience this is allowing yourself to experience the masculine or feminine receiving energy that flows within you.
Focusing on the right hand that is giving the love, affection and pleasure will allow you to experience the opposite energy that flows within you. Which energy you actually call feminine or masculine doesn’t really matter. The point is that everything you believe you need which is outside of you, is actually within you.
You can take this experiment as far as you choose to take it. The bottom line is that you have the capability of being your own greatest lover. And you have the ability to be the person you are the most happy to be around. It is up to you to allow that feeling to flow, using the tools of mind, imagination, and belief. These were tools given to you that you may unlock the great potential within you.
Use these tools to unleash great love and joy into your own feeling body and spirit. Understand that quality of life has everything to do with the feeling mind. The more you allow feelings of joy and love to flow through this incredible instrument that is your feeling mind and body, the more it will flow this way when you are not thinking about it.
In every moment that you choose to think of something you don’t have, there is an equal thought you could have chosen about something you appreciate. The choices you make in those moments are directly corellated with the amount of joy that will remain a constant companion in your life. And since it is by your joy that the world is lifted up, it is in these moments of choice that you decide how much the world will gain from your energy source.
Be selfish when it comes to maintaining love, peace, and joy within your own heart. Be selfish in taking as much time to love your self with words, touch, and with deeply felt admiration and love for the creature that you are. You may feel that it’s a waste of time, but do it anyway. And you will learn by the joy that begins to envelope you, that it was not a waste of time.
And the most miraculous lesson that we learn is that all the answers were right here inside of us. As fingers brush perfectly upon arm with perfect love and perfect pleasure we now know how to touch the world perfectly.
For we have learned, to a greater extent, to be the perfect giver as well as the perfect reciever. And as we have learned to love ourselves with a depth of passion, a loving acceptance of our weaknesss, and an appreciation for our strengths, the world feels our love more powerfully than any words could express.
Now we fill up. Now we overflow. And the quality of that overflowing light penetrates the world with its warmth. It is felt by the world because it emmanates from that most powerful physical instrument ever created — created for the sole purpose of allowing spirit to press love into physical reality. The feeling body is the instrument through which the message powerfully penetrates from and into the world. And souls recieve this energy with joy.
This self love is the secret to Attraction. For when we become our own solution, and when we become our greatest source of love, admiration, and acceptance, then fear falls away. For fear walks with us only because we worry that the world will not give us what we need.
But when we discover fulfillment is here inside us, all that’s left is joy. The animal is quieted as it accepts love from spirit in its center. Now may the spirit press love into the world without fear. And when world sees light of spirit brightly, and hungry animal quieted, they wish to come near.
All unions created from this place, spring from joy and inspiration. As quietly fade need and desperation.