The beginning flow of radiance opens as we love ourselves. From the birth of self-kindness comes compassion for everyone and everything in our field of service. In some languages, to experience birth means “to give to the light.” Self-kindness is the doorway to seeing one’s personal legacy. The unique, interesting, fun expression of each one’s part in the tapestry of life is utterly priceless. This beautiful passage from the writings of Matt Licata speaks to this wisdom.
“By no longer abandoning ourselves as we had to do at an earlier time and place, wemake a vow of self-kindness. We commit to calling all of the orphaned children home, back into the womb of presence, so that they may come to completion within us.
The component of ‘space’ refers to returning over and over into unstructured states of being, where nothing is ‘unhealed’ or in need of transformation. We come to rest in whatwe are, with nothing to create or destroy, nothing to manifest, no ‘higher’ vibration to enter into, no addiction to endless self-improvement, no ‘other’ needed to complete us, and no more investment into the dream that we are incomplete. We soak in immediate experience, exactly as it is, rather than in our interpretations of it.
These qualities of contact and space are not outside you, awaiting some future moment when you ‘awaken,’ ‘heal your past,’ or become someone different. They are here now, weaved into the cells of your heart and throughout the pathways of your miracle nervous system.
As you offer these gifts to yourselves and to others, the mysteries of separation and union come alive. And through your care and your love, a luminous holding environment is woven, into the stars and the mountains and oceans, available for all beings everywhere.”