Everyone preaches self-love, but no-one seems to tell us how to practise it. In this article I want to talk about 5 simple, practical ways to do just that.
You with those eyes that can see so deep into souls. You who can explode with light from those wounded places. You who can touch a truth that lies beyond words. With your presence, you sanctify. Who you Are is enough, it is more than enough. Who you Are is perfection. Immortalised divinity. You are shining steel forged in the fire of your suffering, and you have suffered, and you remain.
Dark sister I Am. Weird sister. Ancient sister, Holy One. I make art of spells, weave dreams into words and I live between worlds where the silence is found in the stillness, where light seeps through cracks in reality.
Go deeper within, where the brambles tear at your skin and the sun is lost to the night. Go deeper, with only your breath and the sharp sword of your consciousness, and find the dark parts, the ugliness, the forgotten denizens that made a home of you. Find them and bring them back to the light. Bring them back, so you may look upon their true beauty and their purpose, and love them as yourself. Bring them back so that you may integrate them into your fullness, and in that integration they will become light, and you will rise.
I see you. I feel all that you feel, the depth and breadth of your suffering and although you do not know me, I love you. I love you with all that I Am, because we are one, and there is no separating us. I came here in this moment to tell you that, and you know it is true: you feel it deep in your Being, just as I know the truth of you and your beauty, just as I feel your grace and your absolute divinity. I know a you that cannot be reduced, that can never be divided by anything. I know the power you wield and it is astonishing, and it is bound only by your imagination.