“When I open to my spiritual guidance, aren’t I supposed to feel loved by God?” asked Tracey in a Skype session with me.
“Yes,” I answered, “but you might have a misconception about how you experience this love. When do you feel love in your heart?”
“I feel the most love when I’m playing with my nephews.”
“So when you play with your nephews, your heart is open – right?”
“Yes. I love them so much and I love playing with them.”
“Tracey, this is what it feels like to feel God’s love. When your intent is to love, your heart opens and fills with God-which-is-love. And the same thing will occur when your intent is to love yourself. Can you imagine wanting to love yourself and take loving action on behalf of the beautiful little child within you the way you love your nephews?”
“I think that’s a problem for me,” she said. “It’s easy for me to want to be present with them and give them love and attention, but it’s hard for me to want to do this for myself.”