Like waves rising up from the ocean, we are individuals, and also part of a much larger whole. This vastness that we eternally derive from is the universe. It is from this source that our true nature (or spirit), our real identity, and our inherent worth are formed. All things arising from this source are created from truth, purity, and perfection; including the essence of our spirit and its worth. This is also our real origin. Although the humans that conceive and give birth to the bodies we inhabit are part of the soul symphony we are orchestrating, our real “parents” are the universe, and this is where our real value comes from. Our self worth is not based on our human lineage, appearance, IQ, skills, wealth, or career. Our worth comes from our true nature, or spirit, which is a wave rising up from the sea of universal consciousness. The psychological concept of self esteem is different from the spiritual truth of self worth. Madisyn Taylor writes “Self-esteem is the measure of how you feel about yourself at a given moment in time. Your worth, however, is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks, your good works, or how much you have accomplished. Rather it is immeasurable and unchanging manifestation of your eternal and infinite oneness with the universe.”
Realizing Our Worth and Learning to Love
As we connect with our spirit, and its worth, our lives will transform into the clarity of universal consciousness, and its truth, light, and love. Within this awareness lies our intended identity, purpose, and direction in life. From it we will discover who we really are, what we are here to do, and how to go about doing it. Within it we will find real love, its deeper meaning, and its intended role in our lives. For some, the supernal joy, trust, and safety offered by unconditional love will create healing, purpose, and direction; along with the many other benefits flowing from its amazing beauty and power. If it occurs within a parent-child relationship, then it may create a platform of confidence, security, and belief that anything is possible. There may be no greater gift to offer a child than the unconditional love of two parents who themselves share unconditional love for each other. From my own experience, I can honestly say that this made the biggest difference in my life — especially related to my ability to handle whatever happens, and my belief that anything is possible. This holds true even through my experience of more than 20 traumas, including the loss of my vision. I have been able to transmute the traumatic experiences, rise above their physical, mental, and emotional effects; and find and treasure the blessings in each of them. What my parents offered me helped me connect with the true nature of my spirit, and its inherent worth. This is what has given me the perspective, strength, and courage to survive and thrive within the challenges and distractions of this material world.
When we share unconditional love within the context of an intimate partner relationship, especially if shared with a beloved soul companion, our lives will never be the same again. Everything will be redefined. We may have a hard time believing in it at first, especially if we have had unfulfilling relationships with our parents or previous partners, but if we stick with it, and give it a chance to develop; then the joy, fulfillment, health benefits, and sense of belonging will overwhelm our hearts with hope, inspiration, and belief. The spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical benefits of sharing such a connection will make it easier for us to live in and operate from a place of higher consciousness. The unconditional love and support of our partner will lift us up, and help us remember that we are worthy.
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