By Appreciating Me, I Love You
I appreciate myself.
Happy New Year! This post is inspired (read poured onto my notebook) by the 10th week and final week of The Presence Process. If you often find yourself seeking appreciation and approval of what you do, what you know or who you"be" in this crazy world this post is for you. Through writing this, I was able to FINALLY feel and embody appreciation of myself last Thursday morning. Perhaps you won't have to take yourself though such an intense process and purging in order to embody this by writing your own letter.
I appreciate that you lose sleep over minor injustices done to kids on the playground and brainstorm ways to make it right in the wee hours of the morning.
I appreciate that you see clearly the illusion of separation between humans as well as between humans and nature. I appreciate that you try to fill in the gap with love, acceptance and truth and fiercely commit to shaking people (however ineffective sometimes) from their slumber.
I appreciate that you feel things deeply, sometimes painfully, blissfully and almost always viscerally. I appreciate that you attempt to communicate these Oneness experiences with the intent that others may understand the ridiculousness of continuing the belief of the illusion of our separation.
I appreciate that although you fail over and over in filling this gap...bridging the worlds, that you continue to try over and over (many times to your own detriment and that of your family).
I appreciate the purity of your intentions and motivations.
I appreciate the love you feel to and through your bones for humanity and the earth.
I appreciate that it feels hard sometimes to not have this recognized consistently by the outer world.
I now give you permission to just be.
You have in your body the perpetual feeling of love for other and world, I now give you permission to stop trying,
to stop filling,
to stop bridging,
to stop fighting,
to stop sharing,
to stop talking,
to stop proving,
to stop giving away the love and peace and presence that has been gifted you from God and the Universe.
I give you permission to hold that love, presence and peace in the chambers of your physical body,
allowing them to filter through every system, replenishing and growing to overflow so that your be-ing becomes a natural expression of service, love and peace wherever you go.
Rest now, love.
1/15/2013 03:18:03 am
Right on Leslie! The permission part...this is where I live now.... Feels really really really good for now. Namaste!
1/15/2013 03:21:06 am
Leanne! So great to here! For me acknowledging and appreciating all those little things about myself rather than staying in the longing to be seen, made it possible to embody the permission. YES! BE on, sistah!!! <3
1/15/2013 11:22:42 am
Leslie, beautifully written...all of these things you care about so deeply are so important and they matter so much in our world right now. I too feel very deeply about our worlds oneness and the sadness that Mother Nature is in right now. Thank you so much for sharing YOU.
1/15/2013 12:12:56 pm
1/17/2013 02:06:53 am
Absolutely beautiful Leslie! It reminds me of a little book that has changed millions of lives..."Soul Shaping". Deeply profound, heart touching, real. That's what made his book resonate with sooooo many people! (BTW - I'm pretty sure you've read it, but if not I do recommend). Your honesty and wisdom are inspiring!
1/17/2013 02:10:34 am
1/17/2013 02:37:51 am
If you'd like, I would love to pass the book on to you. Can you message me your address on FB and I will happily send it to you, and then when you are finished with it maybe you will pass it on. Peace and love to you too sistah!!
1/23/2013 11:39:12 am
Kristen! Thank you! I love sharing life changing books...there is something about the energy as it is passed on...messaging you now...
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