It is time for you to give yourself a break.
Of course, you make mistakes. Of course, you wish you would have done or said differently, yet, haven’t you had enough of that?
Just as you must point out to your children all the good they do, so must you point out to yourself all the good you do. You have a good heart. You care about others. Now care about yourself as well.
You would not tear someone else down the way you tear yourself down. Pick, pick, pick. You are an expert at catching your flaws. Forget the flaws. Finding so much fault with yourself is finding fault with Me. You know you wouldn’t tear yourself down to fault Me. I ask you, please, to love yourself. Think of how I look at you. I look at you with eyes of love. Now is time for you to love yourself the same. If I can love you with all My heart, can you not love yourself the same?
It is not humility to put yourself down. Humility is not putting yourself down. Love yourself enough, and you will be humble. To love is a great gift, and I insist that you love yourself. Love yourself through thick and thin.
You are learning. You are here on Earth to learn to see yourself as I do see you. If you have a fault, it is that you are a growing learning Human Being. You are learning how to return to yourself. Who are you? You are love. So be it. Foremost, love yourself because then you will love all.
You would love to love all, wouldn’t you? You would love to stop faulting others, wouldn’t you? Well, there are no others. Everyone you fault is yourself. Leave off faulting yourself, and you won’t have to try to stop faulting others. Faulting others will leave you the way leaves fall off a tree. There is nothing to it. It is always you that you are criticizing. You are the critic, the critiqued, and the whole process of criticizing. It has become a way of life, and that has got to stop.
Because you see flaws does not make you smarter. It makes you a nit-picker. I did not create you as My beloved to turn into a fault-finder. Be the first not to see flaws rampantly over the Universe, near and far. And if you must see flaws, then forgive yourself and see flaws no more. Off with the flaws! On with the blessings!
And if you still see flaws, for every one flaw you see, see ten wonderful things about you. Here, I will tell you some. Even your sightings of flaws tell you these -- you are someone who cares, you are someone who wants to be more than you presently see yourself as. I am telling you flat out that you are seeing amiss. You are My wonderful Created Being. Do not put asunder what I have created.
Now it is for you to create. Create a loving bond with yourself. Be beloved of yourself. If you want to love others, love yourself first. This is a must. There is no other way. It is not your prerogative to judge others. Nor is it your prerogative to judge yourself. Throw away judgment altogether. Judgment is not needed. Judgment is a fallacy. Judgment is putting your heart into the deep-freeze. Unh-uh. Put your heart into the warming oven. Warm to yourself, beloveds, and warm to all.
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